I rooted my HTC Desire 2.1 and I want to turn in into secure access point.

Is there any way I can do that?

I do want to make is secure so user has to enter password to get Internet access.

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Depending on what device you're using, Android Wifi Tether might work for you. It's also in the Market, but the Google code page has the most recent versions . It supports WEP, WPA, and MAC address filtering (they refer to this as "access control"). You may need a custom kernel for it to work - this again depends on your device/ROM.

You could also try one of the several other wireless tether apps that are currently in the Market. Some are free and some are not, but you can shop around a bit.

Yet another option would be to install CyanogenMod if your device is supported, since it has the AOSP wifi tethering built in.

  • actually I am about to install CyanogenMod CM7 but want to do more reading about it before I preceed. Also I cannot find download link for CM7 for my Desire in cyanogenmod.com
    – Radek
    Feb 22, 2011 at 0:57
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    @Radek: CM typically refers to devices by their manufacturer's internal names ("codenames", basically). The Desire is also known as the Bravo, so you'll either want the Bravo build (if you have a GSM version) or the BravoC (if you have a CDMA version). Here is the Wiki page with the list of Desire devices to get you started, though. Feb 22, 2011 at 1:16
  • great comment & great answer. Thank you. wifi tether works fine for me. The only thing is that it didn't work if encryption is on. But I can allow connections by mac so it's not a big deal.
    – Radek
    Feb 22, 2011 at 22:04

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