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I am able to connect my devices to the android WiFi hotspot(they get an IP/subnet/gateway etc...) but they are not able to access the internet. Accessing the internet (3g) from my android works fine. I am using the Nexus S with the latest version of Android (2.3.4) Any suggestion on how to proceed/analyze this issue?

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With which cell carrier do you have a contract? –  JonnyP May 13 '11 at 15:52
    
Cellcom (in Israel), I don't see how this is relevant, since I didn't get the phone from them, so they didn't have a chance to mess with it :-) –  Asher May 13 '11 at 18:09
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Carriers can block tethering if they so desire, so it's highly relevant. Just ask anyone without a rooted device on Verizon in the USA. –  JonnyP May 13 '11 at 18:10
    
ok, since I am a noob i'll take you word for it. Is there a way I can detect if they did block tethering (some setting I can look at)? –  Asher May 13 '11 at 18:13
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Unfortunately none that I know of. I'd get in contact with your carrier if I were you, but don't let them know who you are. Call from a payphone, give them a fake name, tell them you're not yet a customer but you're interested in their service, (however many steps safe you want to be) and ask them what their official policy on tethering is. If you call from your phone they can ID you, and if you start asking about tethering and they happen to restrict it you may be putting yourself in their cross-hairs needlessly. I couldn't find their website, so really you just need to do some research. –  JonnyP May 13 '11 at 18:20
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