Need to get tablet to see wifi tether on my android phone.
Ok, here is my problem. I wanted to be able to use my tablet on the internet anywhere. I was going to use my wireless tether on my android phone, but the tablet doesn't see the wireless from my phone. All my computers, desktops, and laptops see the wireless on my phone just fine, but not the tablet. Does anyone know a way to get the tablet to see the phone wifi? I have heard there is a way to do it, but I haven't been able to locate anything online so far telling you how to do it. Thanks in advance for your help!
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12-17-2010 10:21 PM
Your tablet can't see it because android devices can't connect to adhoc and you might not have known what to search for because there are at least three threads with tethering fixed in this forum search for how to tether phone to tablet and in that thread there are several links to different sites that might work
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I don't know if you have had any luck yet but,
Originally Posted by Phase3d
I have successfully tethered my 7015 and my android phone together and it works great. I rooted my phone and then rooted my tablet the following day. Once you have acheived rooting both then you need to install "wireless tether app" on the phone and search for "gscript.zip" containing the 5 files you need which includes the "wpa_supplicant.conf" file which allows the tablet to find the signal from the phone. I had to edit the "wpa_supplicant.conf" with notepad on my desktop to get it to work on the tablet, but after changing a few lines it works great. Hope this helps!!!
My understanding is you have to have this so that you can connect to EITHER infrastructure wireless OR ad-hoc, and you can't do both without editing the file. Is that correct?
Originally Posted by Evoxten
Why hasn't someone written an app to swap the files back and forth or something to switch between infrastructure and ad-hoc wireless?? I (and I suspect MANY others) would be willing to pay $5 to $10 for such an app. Anyone that can do this and is willing to do so stands to make a ton of money.
THERE IS!!!! ... well sorta...lol
You can use "GScript" or "GScript lite" to store the commands to switch back a forth...
make a back up of the original file so and name it in some way you can distinguish it as the one for in frastructure mode for example "wpa_supplicantwifi.bak" and i'd make another bakup of the original file just in case so you'd have some fall back on. Edit it the first time to allow adhoc conection and call it for example "wpa_supplicantadhoc.bak"... then you can use GScript to rename the currently used file (adhoc or wifi) to the back up and move the one that you want to use to the required file name "wpa_supplicant.conf" ... there's abit more to it than that but you should be able to ge the jist of it... you're just renaming the file to back up and renaming the other file so the system can recognize it... then doing the same but in inverse to the other file to get from one wifi state to the other
once you get it set up Gscript allows you to create homescreen shortcuts to specific scripts... so you could place one script shortcut to go in to adhoc mode and then one to go back to infrastructre mode
I think the issue with someone making an app specific to doing this is that the WPA_Suplicant files are different for diferent platforms and with the different wifi radios that each manufacture uses with each device the only real way to do it is go through the supplicant file find the required variable and edit manually...
SOMEONE PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG HERE......
I haven't actually gotten this tablet yet (on layaway)... but i've read on XDA forum where people have done this simailar on other devices....
once i get it i'll post my files that are specific for the coby and i think i can even export the script commands for Gscript...
More to come......
Last edited by Swould333; 01-13-2011 at 07:43 AM.
Android tablet kyros mid 7015 -connect to Adhoc aka WiFi tether - xda-developers
This is the link to a guide on the XDA forums to do this. I have not tried it but all the info is there. i would read the whole thread not just the OP.
I used that link on my Kyros and I can now use my androids wireless tether. You do need to get root explorer though.
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Originally Posted by billquinn1
This does work from a android Phone I created it. If you follow the instructions
they will work only down fall when switching from network types have to turn wifi off and on
As far as I can tell if u place the two shortcuts on the desktop of ur tablet it switches back and forth between normal/adhoc pretty easy.
In any case though "gscript.zip" "rootexplorer" "gscript app" for the tablet and "wireless tether app" for the phone overall is what you need. Easy to do with a little research.
After rooting both of course.
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