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Android mobile and tethering

Postby palimmo on Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:35 pm

I would just like to ask:
is tethering possible with any mobile equipped with Android 2.2+ easily and without necessarily rooting it?

Thanks a lot!

(I have a tablet without 3g connection and therefore I would like to understand if it makes sense to buy a new (and cheap) android mobile or a (more expensive) portable hotspot 3g).
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Re: Android mobile and tethering

Postby passerby on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:46 pm

I don't know if it works across the board, but I've had good experiences in that regard.
Android 2.x mobile, Android 4.3 tablet, also tested a couple of other devices. Tethering has worked every time.
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Re: Android mobile and tethering

Postby palimmo on Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:53 am

should i install a specific app or can I do it via android menu?
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Re: Android mobile and tethering

Postby MartyMint on Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:17 pm

Does your cell provider specifically support tethering.
Not all do.
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Re: Android mobile and tethering

Postby passerby on Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:43 pm

palimmo wrote:should i install a specific app or can I do it via android menu?
thanks!


I haven't needed to install any apps, no. Just through connecting with the phone and enabling USB tethering in the settings.
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Re: Android mobile and tethering

Postby palimmo on Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:07 pm

MartyMint wrote:Does your cell provider specifically support tethering.

What do you mean?
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Re: Android mobile and tethering

Postby Incentive I.C on Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:29 am

Just download and use WiFi tether for root. It worked for me when I was using 2.3 and now I use 4.0 and it still works. Don't know about 4.1 I get a up date to it soon and tell you if it and tell you if it works. Looks like its carrier specific now. Time to use a market spoofer :)
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Postby AnonKS on Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:09 am

I just plug it in with USB and turn on tethering. My PC and laptop both recognize it as an ethernet connection

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Re: Android mobile and tethering

Postby palimmo on Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:23 am

Incentive I.C wrote:Just download and use WiFi tether for root. It worked for me when I was using 2.3 and now I use 4.0 and it still works. Don't know about 4.1 I get a up date to it soon and tell you if it and tell you if it works. Looks like its carrier specific now. Time to use a market spoofer :)


Thanks!

The carrier or the data plan isn't a problem for me. I'll buy an unbranded one.
I'd just want to know if the device can easily produce a wifi signal. Better if I can avoid rooting it.
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Re: Android mobile and tethering

Postby palimmo on Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:26 am

I wonder if this option is present even in the main menu of any android (unbranded) device 2.2+ like here..
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/mobil ... oid-phone/
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