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Xoom Tether

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by n99hockey, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    So at Best Buy I was messing with the Xoom, and I wanted to see if I could Wireless Tether my phone to the Xoom using the NON Verizon hotspot app.

    It WORKS!
    Found my SSID of the phone and bam, connection!

    It wont work from Phone to Phone but will apparently work from Phone to Xoom, which is pretty damn awesome. Definitely makes the WiFi only version that much better whenever it comes out for those interested.

    I could not however find the option to make it not default to the mobile site for eA.

    On a side note I change all the Browser start pages to everythingandroid.org and on the iPad everythingicafe.com :)
     
  2. I8qbert

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    Aug 24, 2008
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    You are awesome!

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  4. gnath9

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    What is this "non verizon" hot spot app you speak of ?

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  5. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    The one built into CM7
     
  6. gnath9

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    It's not in mine :-(

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  7. n99hockey

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    It might be the the code.google.com WiFi Tether, wrapped in a CM7 package. I started up the code.google.com one and the hotspot CM7 app started as well, could be the samething.

    I could uninstall the Google one and head to BB and see I suppose.
     
  8. gnath9

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    I did see a write up on how to wifi tether the xoom with the OG Droid in bluetooth mode. I was trying to do it with my Tab ... no go ...

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  9. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    Bluetooth?
    Was it any good?
     
  10. gnath9

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    Didn't work with my tab ... But I would think it would be good with the xoom

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  11. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    I wonder what the speeds are like...
     
  12. gnath9

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    You will have to test it out and report back :)

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  13. n99hockey

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    Hahaha fair enough!
     
  14. alostpacket

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    Mar 3, 2011
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    lol that's awesome
     
  15. wnrussell

    wnrussell New Member

    Sep 2, 2008
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    1: on XOOM, go to settings>wireless & networks>tethering and portable hotspot and make sure that "Bluetooth Tethering" is UNCHECKED, this is NOT what we want

    2: on XOOM, go to settings>wireless & networks> enable airplane mode

    3: on XOOM, go to settings>wireless & networks> enable bluetooth

    4: on your android phone, go to settings>wireless & networks (or equivalent)> enable bluetooth

    5: Make sure that both devices are discoverable, so that they can see one another, should be in settings>wireless & networks>bluetooth settings

    6: on XOOM, go to settings>wireless & networks>bluetooth settings>select your phone in order to pair it with your XOOM

    7: a box should pop up on both devices, select Pair on both devices

    8: on XOOM, once the pairing is complete (still inside bluetooth settings), select the phone, it should say paired but not connected underneath it

    9: The two devices should connect, once connected there should be a wrench next to the connected device, clicking on this will show an option to tether, click this option if it is not automatically enabled
     
  16. Lori pierce

    Lori pierce New Member

    Mar 26, 2011
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    Thinking of getting a wifi xoom for my sons graduation from Army MP school. He has an iPhone. Do you think he will be able to tether the xoom to the iPhone?
     
  17. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    Probably yes, but he would have to have a hotspot active on his iPhone, which I think is extra.
     
  18. Lori pierce

    Lori pierce New Member

    Mar 26, 2011
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    Hockey, you mean it won't tether to your existing 3G network?
    Hmmm
    I wonder why Xoom doesn't come with the wi fi or 3G option like the iPad does? Where you can subscribe to 3g for a month at a time.
     
  19. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    It does come with a 3G option through Verizon. But you asked about usuing your iPhone to tether to a wifi Xoom.
     
  20. Lori pierce

    Lori pierce New Member

    Mar 26, 2011
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    I'm thinking he will figure it out much easier than I :) thanks for the help.
     
  21. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    No that one is WiFi only, OR you can buy a 3G & WiFi version. If you buy the WiFi only version and WISH that you could get 3G on it, then you should buy the 3G & WiFi version. :)

    Make sense?
     

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