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Topic # 51546 28-Nov-2009 19:43
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One of the reasons I bought an android phone in the first place was my intention to set it up so I could connect to the phone using wifi and share the 3G data connection to the Internet with PC, laptop, iPod Touch...whatever.

It took me a few months, but I finally loaded a rooted custom ROM and set my phone up as a wifi access.

None too soon as it turns out. Our Telecom landline fell over last night and took the DSL with it. The only way to access the Internet is via the cell phone.

I have a fairly large data quota on the phone, so it's an excellent Plan B for when the main connection fails.

Not sure what happened to the landline, but Telecom had someone around here within an hour - on a Saturday. Must be their "fault".

I'm running Cyanogen Mod 4.2.5 on an HTC Magic 32B. The wifi tethering is handled, in this case, by a free app called "Wireless Tether for root users".  Had to use it to do this post!

Here's a screenshot from my phone: 


Tethered wifi for root users




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  Reply # 278647 2-Dec-2009 09:35
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Not that you need it as that's obviously working fine, but there's a version of PDANet in the app market that works for non-rooted phones as well.

The trial version only works with web-browsers (no FTP, SSH, eMail etc) once the trial expires though, and it's US$29(!) for the full one.

I've got the 240mb data plan on mine, tethering for absolute emergency purposes only as it'll go through about 5mb during the course of the day with all the other junk I've got it doing.






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  Reply # 278805 2-Dec-2009 17:45
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I searched on the Android Market on "pdanet" and the only entry that came up was the free edition. I didn't want that.

I had planned to learn how to load other ROMs on the phone anyway.....so bought a second HTC Magic as a potentially expendable 'sandpit' phone. In the end it was fairly easy to set up the infrastructure to load alternative ROMs and I've been trying out new ROMs almost daily on one phone or the other....and and restore to the original load or any other backup taken since I started playing. Once you get the process set up, it's a 5 minute job to load a new ROM.

I don't mess with the SPL. Any ROM I load is able to boot from the standard loader....or I don't use it.




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  Reply # 278982 3-Dec-2009 11:13
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You have to download PDAnet from the junefabrics site: http://www.junefabrics.com/android/index.php and install. Simply download the installer exe to your computer and run it, then follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

I use it all the time... its a great app




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