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    Question Tethering a Prime to a Phone - Options Discussion

    OK guys, I looking for all the ways to tether a PRIME to a phone.

    I have a rooted Sprint EVO 4G running KingsROM Unleashed R5. What I have working so far is "Wireless Tether". I am sure a Bluetooth connection would work as well, albeit I am inclined to believe it would be slower.

    My problem is, I use SlingBox to watch football on Saturdays where I work. Using the Wireless Tether option, it is not fast enough, I only get Standard Definition.

    Albeit if I use my HP Laptop to tether (USB-wired) to my phone, using PDAnet, I get High Definition.

    So to the point, first, is there any way to USB-wired tether from the PRIME to a phone, I am thinking this would allow for faster speeds. Or is there a way to increase the speed
    of the wireless connection?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    IRC BT and USB (3.0?) will both have data speed limitations. However, if you are bumping into those limitations you should be beyond what is required for HD Slingbox. It should come down to which is more stable and uses less battery in your environment (or easiest for you).

    I would think the theoretical speeds would be (highest to lowest) Wifi, USB, BT.

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    Smile It will be High definition depending on if your phone gives up 4G LTE or 3G

    Just did this for my mom last night.

    1. Go to the Android Market

    2. Download PDAnet Tablet on your Tablet and your phone

    3. Make your phone the Server and your Tablet the client

    4. Before you do anything set the proxy

    127.0.0.1

    1234

    ---Save

    4. When you're done, make sure to clear the proxy settings or you will be unable to download files, or access the Android Market after disconnecting from your phone.

    5. Don't rape your phones data usage, browse and download sparingly. I set this up so we could have navigation and be able browse Google maps, chat online, and do some are searches.

    6. Have Fun!
    Last edited by samjage; 01-06-2012 at 09:28 AM.

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    Any chance you can elaborate more on steps 3 and 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samjage View Post
    Just did this for my mom last night.

    1. Go to the Android Market

    2. Download PDAnet Tablet on your Tablet and your phone

    3. Make your phone the Server and your Tablet the client

    4. Before you do anything set the proxy

    127.0.0.1

    1234

    ---Save

    4. When you're done, make sure to clear the proxy settings or you will be unable to download files, or access the Android Market after disconnecting from your phone.

    5. Don't rape your phones data usage, browse and download sparingly. I set this up so we could have navigation and be able browse Google maps, chat online, and do some are searches.

    6. Have Fun!
    I played with this a little in the beginning, will give it another shot, thanks. My concern was in the beginning that PDAnet said it was very limited and that they did not plan to extend it, so I bolted, but, if it solves my problem, hey, good to go.

    Thanks for the post Samjage
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    Wi-Fi Version: 6.1.1.18 / Pad EC Version: TF201-PAD-0214
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    Quote Originally Posted by clenz View Post
    IRC BT and USB (3.0?) will both have data speed limitations. However, if you are bumping into those limitations you should be beyond what is required for HD Slingbox. It should come down to which is more stable and uses less battery in your environment (or easiest for you).

    I would think the theoretical speeds would be (highest to lowest) Wifi, USB, BT.
    I would agree and at the same time hope you are wrong, b/c this then would mean a weak WiFi radio in the Prime. Say it aint so.

    What I will do to test is, WiFi my laptop and see if it too only gets Standard Definition also, I am hoping it does so I can then eliminate the the Prime's WiFi as the issue.

    What I do know for sure is, if I USB(wired) from my HP Laptop to the phone using PDAnet(purchased), I get the HD.

    Thanks for the post.
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    Android Version: 4.0.3 / Kernel Version: 2.6.39.4-00003-g2108187 android@Mercury #1
    GPS Version: 6.9.13 / Build Number: IML74K.US_epad_9.4.2.15-20120221
    Wi-Fi Version: 6.1.1.18 / Pad EC Version: TF201-PAD-0214
    Bluetooth Version: 9.26 / MobileDock Version: TF201-DOCK-0206

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblhelx View Post
    Any chance you can elaborate more on steps 3 and 4?
    Sure.

    For Step 3:

    When you open up PDAnet Tablet on your phone, You will be asked whether you want the phone to be the server or the client.



    - You will choose "Server" for The Phone; The Phone will then ask you if it can broadcast your bluetooth signal and become discoverable for 120 seconds, accept this.
    -- You will choose "Client" for The Tablet; The Tablet will ask you to Set The Network proxy, This will now involve step 4.



    For Step 4:

    Make sure your bluetooth is turned on.

    - You will press Set up Network Proxy, the following is what you will need to enter:



    Hostname:
    127.0.0.1

    Port:
    1234

    --Now Save

    On the Tablet's PDAnet tablet screen where it says Tap to discover, do as it says; your phone should pop up, select your phone and your connected.

    -- you should now see a screen on your phone saying connected!


    When you are done, and before disconnecting from you phone you will need to follow these steps.

    1. On the Tablet's PDAnet screen press "clear network proxy"
    ---Do this, or like I said you will be unable to load the Android Market, or download anything from the browser.
    ----It will bring you back to the Proxy configuration screen, and you will clear the settings

    Conclusion:

    With all that being said, this has to be done everytime you want to connect to the phone "without beeing rooted", I know its a pain, but its worth it if you're on the go and only have a phone.

    Disclaimer**********

    Make sure to delete any PDAnet apps on your phone before bringing it into your Carrier; especially Verizon, they dont likey.

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    And if you keep hitting the clear proxy button and nothing happens? Then you uninstall it and it seems to have the proxy locked it and wont let you connect to the wifi signal?

    Hypothetically, of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoweDown View Post
    And if you keep hitting the clear proxy button and nothing happens? Then you uninstall it and it seems to have the proxy locked it and wont let you connect to the wifi signal?

    Hypothetically, of course

    Yes, You most definately DO NOT want to uninstall until you have cleared it.

    I have found that if that happens just keep reopening the tablet app until you see the proxy screen.

    Though you can make it easier on yourself, and download an app called Anycut

    Go to the following link for an indepth way to get to your Proxy Settings on Honeycomb 3.2.1

    AnyCut Process by JeffTek

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    RicksPrime, In your post, you said that your phone is rooted. If that is the case, just download Barnacle WiFi Tether from the market to your phone. Launch it and your Transformer will see it as a hotspot.

 

 
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