I bought a non-3G tablet because I already have a 3G phone with tethering function: HTC HD2 with stock WM6.5.

When I enable "Wi-Fi Router" program from WM I successfully create the Aldaris network (yes, that one!) that any Windows and Linux laptop can see.

But not my Iconia Tab!!!

Any ideas on how to use a tethered wifi from HC3.2? Thanks


Seems due to a limitation in the OS (Android I mean) that hides (why the hell??!?!?) ad hoc networks like HD2 creates. Solution is posted on http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1060909 and is now working!

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    It's not really "hiding" it, per say - Android can't connect to ad-hoc networks out of the box. Since it can't connect, it doesn't show as part of the scan for access points. – eldarerathis Dec 20 '11 at 14:07
  • I'm not an expert in level-2 networking, but I don't think connecting to an adhoc network is very different from connecting to an infrastructure, in terms of 802.11 protocol. Maybe I'm wrong and just Android designers didn't feel the need to connect to adhoc nets from tablets/phones and forgot to tell developers to implement it. +1 to XDA – usr-local-ΕΨΗΕΛΩΝ Dec 20 '11 at 14:20
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    I have no idea how different it is either, but it's been a long-standing ticket on their issue tracker. For whatever reason, they've chosen not to officially support it up to this point, so you have no choice but to use modified wpa_supplicant files (as you found on XDA). – eldarerathis Dec 20 '11 at 14:25

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