03-08-2012 01:56 PM - edited 03-08-2012 09:44 PM
Want to tether your tablet to your cell phone, but Ad-Hoc got you down? How about trying this nifty little tweak that got me up in running in a jiffy!!
I recently got a new LG Marquee Prepaid Phone with Boost Mobile @Amazon and I really love it. Only problem is, I was spoiled with my last phone because it was rooted to support Infrastructure tethering and I had no idea how difficult and unusual that was. I've since done some research with my new Boost Mobile LG Marquee, and after a little trial and error (and some lucky Google searches) I have successfully tethered my LG Marquee to my Toshiba Thrive tablet!!!
Here's what I did:
Mandatory Disclaimer - The following information is for informational purposes only. Proceed at your own risk!!! Rooting will void your warranty and could "brick" your phone if you do something wrong!! So if you damage your phone, or any of your tech, that's on you.
NOTE: If you don't have an LG Marquee, just search "your phone model" + "root" and you should find plenty of information specific to your phone. There's always people wanting to do the same thing you are, so it's just a matter of finding the information that's already out there. Once your phone is rooted, come back here and start on Step 2.
Step 1 -- Root your LG Marquee (You do NOT need to root your Tablet)
Currently, the only version of Android WiFi Tether that worked for me was 3.1-beta7. The newest version doesn't work properly with tablets, so be sure to get 3.1-beta7. Here's a link and QR code for easy access: WiFi Tether 3.1-beta7 apk
Step 4 -- Configure WiFi Tether app:
I've tried many settings, but these are the only ones that have worked. Start the app and grant Super User Permissions. Then Click Menu to get into the app's setting. Inside the Settings, do the following:
> Change Device Profile to: Samsung Galaxy S
> Change Setup Method to: Netd (Master)
> Enable WiFi Encryption: Check box to Enable
> Change Pass Phrase to: any 13 digit password of your choice.
> Change SSID to: any name of your choice.
> Change Channel to: 4 (2427mhz)
> Disable Update Check: Check box to Disable.
> Click your phone's Back Arrow to Exit back to the app's Main Screen
> Touch the WiFi button onscreen to start tethering.
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