Built in Hot Spot

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  1. JWorth

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    I am just curious, under settings > system > tethering & portable hotspot, is the portable wi-fi hotspot the same are the Wireless Tether app?
     
  2. EndlessDissent

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    Pretty much. Does the same thing.
     
  3. JWorth

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    okay cool.. and to be clear it is the same as the app as in it won't charge by monthly bill any extra right lol?
     
  4. ^^^^ what he said ?

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  5. EndlessDissent

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    No charge. Completely free.
     
  6. JWorth

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    Is there anything special I have to do in order to make this and the USB tether work? I tried using both before and they didn't work. I ended up downloading wireless tether from the market and that worked after a few tries


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  7. phire

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    Nope it works just the same. Just make sure you're connecting to the correct AP and using the correct security and network settings as applicable. It works flawlessly for me.

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  8. EndlessDissent

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    I don't know if you may be expecting the AP to show up instantaneously on your computer, but for me, on my friend's macbook, it takes a couple minutes, even when the phone says that the service is running, but after it shows up, it works flawlessly.
     
  9. phire

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    Yea you may need to manually rescan for networks if it isn't picking up the SSID after a few minutes. I know windows kind of sucks sometimes at automatically doing things lol.

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  10. JWorth

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    got it :) just tried and it worked. the option to connect to the AP comes up really quickly but once i connect to it, it takes about 2 minutes to actually connect to the internet. i guess i just wasn't giving it enough time.

    thanks
     

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