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Topic # 70524 25-Oct-2010 22:03 Send private message

Hello all, considering getting a Trophy (or a WP7 phone in general) but I need a phone that supports tethering. I've read some articles pointing to it not having tethering, then others quoting microsoft that tethering will be available at launch but it's up to the carrier, then some other ones again refuting that. :/

Anyone with one care to actually confirm/deny that tethering is available? :)

Cheers,

Scott

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  Reply # 395624 25-Oct-2010 22:07 Send private message

Tethering is not available atm.






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  Reply # 395626 25-Oct-2010 22:12 Send private message

confirmed as in you have the phone and tethering is not an option?

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  Reply # 395629 25-Oct-2010 22:16 Send private message

scottr: confirmed as in you have the phone and tethering is not an option?


I don't have the hardware with me yet but it's on pre-order. Tethering is not supported in v1.0.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/24/microsoft-windows-phone-7-actually-doesnt-support-tethering/







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  Reply # 395633 25-Oct-2010 22:25 Send private message

Right thanks., it's what I figured from what I read but I was hoping (a little too optimisticalyl I might add) that someone could plug one in and be pleasantly surprised with a tethering option.

This pic needs to be updated for WP7.



http://www.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog9c3cbe9ae11a9a86f61fd277a063a436.jpg

Edit: stupid thing why won't it link....



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  Reply # 395635 25-Oct-2010 22:29 Send private message


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  Reply # 395637 25-Oct-2010 22:31 Send private message

There is going to be an major update available for wp7 in 3 months time (Jan 2011) which will add copy n paste (confirmed), and most likely 3rd party multitasking  (app switcher) and maybe even tethering.

*fingers crossed*




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  Reply # 395684 26-Oct-2010 08:25 Send private message

scottr: Edit: stupid thing why won't it link....


You can certainly add pictures - use the full editor and you have the full functionality including buttons for YouTube and other media and pictures.







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  Reply # 395687 26-Oct-2010 08:44 Send private message

Nothing much to add. As it is now, in the first release, there's no tethering option.





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  Reply # 395704 26-Oct-2010 09:39 Send private message

dang, oh well, back to looking at Androids. I was expecting WM7 to have connection sharing enhanced further over 6.1, was even hoping for WiFi access point style sharing to avoid the whole "Connect Using --> Access Point" nonsense.

Ironically old Nokias operating as modems provide the best experience, as you can connect with no interaction with the phone and minimal interaction from the PC.



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  Reply # 395966 26-Oct-2010 19:44 Send private message

freitasm:
scottr: Edit: stupid thing why won't it link....


You can certainly add pictures - use the full editor and you have the full functionality including buttons for YouTube and other media and pictures.





Hi freitasm, I did do that. I clicked add a pic, it took me to an upload screen, I uploaded the pic and all I got in return was a couple of links, one to put on my 'blog/forum' and the other the original upload. I thought perhaps I was meant to copy the link into the post and it would automagically link like websites do., but it didn't.

Didnt' see any other controls to embed or anything :/



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  Reply # 395967 26-Oct-2010 19:46 Send private message

lyonrouge: dang, oh well, back to looking at Androids. I was expecting WM7 to have connection sharing enhanced further over 6.1, was even hoping for WiFi access point style sharing to avoid the whole "Connect Using --> Access Point" nonsense.

Ironically old Nokias operating as modems provide the best experience, as you can connect with no interaction with the phone and minimal interaction from the PC.


You generally need to install a driver or something right? I think the win 6.1/6.5 ones with the htc (I think) connection manager are pretty good, plug it in, set internet sharing and away it goes.

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  Reply # 395989 26-Oct-2010 20:33 Send private message

HTC has a connection sharing option, but requires manual intervention on the phone and laptop to conect (Currently using a Touch Diamond), however, Nokia (Currently using 6121 Classic) set's up as a moden, and with auto-allow, a connection can be estalished with directly from teh laptop.

Note: this is all Bluetooth I'm discussing. Using USB is actually easier with the HTC/WM6.1.



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  Reply # 396008 26-Oct-2010 21:33 Send private message

Ah bluetooth, yeah that is annoying.. When I can't be naffed plugging it in I use the wifi router htc has built into some of their phones. Handy but chews through the battery

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  Reply # 396016 26-Oct-2010 21:49 Send private message

No tethering in windows phone 7. :) Pretty sure this was "advertised" as a "missing feature" along with copy/paste.

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  Reply # 396098 27-Oct-2010 08:11 Send private message

scottr: Ah bluetooth, yeah that is annoying.. When I can't be naffed plugging it in I use the wifi router htc has built into some of their phones. Handy but chews through the battery


Which phones have WiFi router included? ANy Android ones by chance?

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