Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

16

I decided to look up some data, and my guess seems to be correct: http://nesl.ee.ucla.edu/fw/documents/reports/2007/PowerAnalysis.pdf According to the report, Bluetooth takes the least amount of energy. However your 3G radio will probably take the most energy; maintaining a 3G connection without transferring any data is cheap, but once you start ...


13

This can be done on Linux or Windows: http://blog.mathieu.carbou.me/post/60454997009/reverse-usb-tethering-with-android-2-2 STEP 1: For Windows: Install USB drivers from Android SDK For Linux: Nothing to do STEP 2: On Nexus One: Connect USB cable and activate USB Tethering. You should see on linux or windows a new network interface. ...


8

Yes according to this post: This one is for the majority of Android owners who don’t want to be bothered with root on the G1 (Android). Mucho gracias to Tremendo Slap for digging this one up. June Fabric has released an app for Windows that also installs another app on Android that allows you to tether to 3G. Most users say it works flawlessly even with VPN ...


7

There are some more possibilities -- but all of them I know of require a rooted device. Using the Reverse Tether App First, there's an App named Reverse Tether available for free on the Play Store (it's a limited trial, which restricts the time you can be connected -- but at least you can test this way whether your device is fully supported; the full ...


7

Hey! there is an app for that Android Usb Port Forwarding http://www.codeproject.com/kb/android/usbportforwarding.aspx I am a bit confused how to use it, please inform if you get it working perfectly.


7

Technically they can inspect the HTTP Headers and look at the User-Agent field to determine browser and OS; but imagine the millions and millions of HTTP requests for web pages and applications in a given day. They can do trends, and data mining techniques to find out - but is it worth all that effort for them just to track down someone using a few more MB ...


7

First, I am an pure Android user. I have never owned an MAC, so I can't comment on everything. Since both use iCal, some kind of sync should be possible. But I wouldn't recommend that. IMAP is no problem and you lose nothing. IMAP is supported by Android's mail client and K-9. You don't need GMail for contact sync. I would recommend using Google contacts. ...


7

Yes, very easily actually. To Make your S3 emit a WiFi network Enable 'WiFi Tethering' in System Settings->More->Tethering and Portable Hotspot->Portable WiFi Hotspot. Configure the hotspot (name, password etc), in the Setup WiFi Hotspot menu. To Connect your Tablet to the WiFi network Enter the tablets WiFi settings, and turn WiFi on. ...


6

Seeing that you have 2.2, the easiest solution would be to go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Tethering & portable hotspots. There you have an option to enable usb tethering (exactly what you asked for) or, even better try out Portable Wi-fi hotspot. That way you will be able to connect to the internet without connecting the phone via usb, and ...


6

Use OpenWRT 10.03 or later. Install the following modules: kmod-nls-base kmod-usb2 kmod-usb-core kmod-usb-net kmod-usb-net-cdc-ether kmod-usb-net-rndis kmod-usb-ohci kmod-usb-uhci Then edit /etc/config/network. Under the WAN configuration, change option ifname eth1 to option ifname usb0. Then enable USB tethering on the phone and reboot the router. This ...


5

You can do this using PdaNet. From KnowYourMobile.com: To use your Milestone as a mobile broadband dongle, you will need: Motorola Milestone USB Drivers PDANet Tethering Software ($15.95 to buy right now, limited trial also available) Step I: Tap the upward pointing arrow on the Milestone's home screen to get to the app menu ...


5

These steps only work on Windows 7, which allows you to set up a Wireless Hosted Network. To do so, the easiest way is to install either Virtual Router or Connectify These programs will set up your computer to pass through the wifi connection Then on the Android device: Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Wi-Fi Settings Open Advance settings ...


5

If you have no reason to why the wifi drops, you might try changing the wifi sleep policy. The wifi sleep policy handles when or if the wifi connection shall switch to mobile data. If this option is set to the default value, When screen turns off, wifi connection automatically switches off when the phone has been idle for a while. You can try setting this to ...


4

If you have Android 2.2, the functionality is built in so there usually is no need to install a separate app. Just go to: Settings > Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot. However, depending on your phone, it is possible that your carrier has locked down this functionality. If this is the case, you can either root your phone and install ...


4

Yes. Specifically, CyanogenMod uses Dnsmasq for its DHCP services. You can see it being invoked on this line in the TetherController.cpp file of their source code.


4

eldarerathis may be right (from his comment). The tethering app itself might be monitoring your usage, with statistics being sent to the service provider. Try using a different tethering app- if that might help. But again, I say, it might not make a difference whether the device is rooted or not.


4

Yes, your phone supports two ways to export its internet connection via bluetooth: DUN-GW (Dial-Up Networking Gateway) PAN-AP (Personal Area Networking Access Point) See also this question (its answer about bluetooth). In short: PAN is supported from Android 3.0 onwards as client. Android <3.0 users may have luck with Wireless tether for root users. ...


4

I assume that you have 3G/LTE connection on your Galaxy S3 and want to use that connection on your Galaxy tab2, so you would have internet on it. OK! here is the solution: On Galaxy S3: Enable Internet (3G/LTE mobile data) Go to Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Tethering & portable hotspot (the path and names may be different on your phone) ...


3

I only tinkered with it a little, but I'm pretty sure that you can only create a WiFi tether with an Android 2.2.x device if the manufacturer allows for it or if you root your phone and install something like Barnacle. I found this thread over at Android Forums in which the first reply specifies that the Magic doesn't support WiFi tether. If you can handle ...


3

Unless you are paying for the service from your carrier, you can root your phone and install a tethering app from here. If you would rather not root your phone, you could go with PdaNet from the Market.


3

It sounds as though you are just asking for a tethering solution (whereby you share your data connection on your phone with your pc). A stalwart in tethering is the app PDAnet. The free version (which doesn't allow secure connections, but allows most browsing and even WoW connection) can be downloaded from the market and installed on your phone. From there ...


3

Found the following on http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=793102&page=3 It is working now. After setting up ICS type in console emulator on your phone: ifconfig usb1 192.168.2.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up route add default gw 192.168.2.1 dev usb0 iptables -F iptables -F -t nat setprop net.dns1 8.8.8.8 setprop "net.gprs.http-proxy" "" ...


3

You could physical approaches, such as setting a fan blowing across the phone or other airflow maximization (e.g., if you can stand it up, then both the back and front are exposed to air). Lastly, if it doesn't interfere with the radios, you could try resting it on an upside-down heavy-duty aluminum jellyroll pan ("cookie sheet") which will function as a ...


3

Problem may be caused by HTTP Proxy server. Proxies help to manage web traffic on the providers end, but can and probably will disrupt access to local addresses. Proxy options may be available in your network settings, but on many phones these options are hidden. An app such as HTTP Proxy Settings will give access to the hidden settings. Simply clear out the ...


3

Android 4.0+ officially supports bluetooth tethering in both directions (and allows bridging to whatever the internet connection is (wifi/usb/3G)). You need: 1x device as tether host running Android 4.0+ that has wifi/3g/usb internet 1x client device running Android 4.0+ both devices are bluetooth paired enabled 'bluetooth tethering' setting on the host ...


3

How they detect that someone is tethering a device isn't something that network providers often want to talk about, for the obvious reason that the more consumers know about how this is being detected, the easier it is for them to find ways to hide the fact that they're doing it, and avoid the associated extra charges (1). However there are certain known ...


3

In reality Mobile Network Internet Providers predominantly use Deep Package Inspection with URI fingerprinting to detect tethering. It is the only method that is feasible to use for large scale operation. They can use known sites, e.g. the Windows update server, to detect that it is a non-phone device that is accessing. Or for HTTP, read web browser user ...


3

If your tablet (or phone) devices are Android version 4.1 (or newer) then you can tell them that a particular wifi connection is a hotspot rather than broadband, which will let apps know that they should limit the traffic they use. On the Android 4.1+ devices, if you go into Settings -> Data Usage and then press Menu (or press the "..." overflow button) you ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible