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    Default anyone succeeded with reverse tether and Nexus 7?

    I've rooted my Nexus 7 tablet and I believe it was successful. (Newbie here)
    Downloaded the free "USB Reverse Tether" app from Google Play. The error I get when running the tether app: "Sorry, unable to get the system settings of your device."
    In my apps I have the "SuperSU" app. If I open that it has "USB Reverse Tether" listed. Open that and the settings saved are "Access: Grant" and "Notifications: Global default".
    The pc I'm trying to connect to is Windows 7.
    Has anyone got reverse tethering working in Nexus 7?
    One possible problem could be the app "Perfect AppLock!" that I installed. It stopped functioning so I can't see its settings to see if it's trying to lock the reverse tether program.
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    Default Re: anyone succeeded with reverse tether and Nexus 7?

    Nexus 7 can not be USB tethered on the stock ROM it is not supported. Use WiFi tethering.
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    Good to know! There's no wifi access at work, hence my desire to piggy-back on my lan-connected desktop. And throwing up a wifi hotspot at the office would put me in a world of trouble. Guess I can't use my tablet at work - (sigh). Thanks for responding!
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    Can you try a USB WiFi dongle? or bluetooth dongle? both could be used to get internet from your desktop.
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    I'm interested in finding a non WiFi solution for work as well. WiFi is a big nono at my employer to the point that one of the I.t. guys goes around with a sniffer telling people to turn them off.
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    I'm in the same boat as slashy42. But in my case its potential grounds for termination. The company has someone periodically and unannounced going around "sniffing" the air waves.
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    I remember a post/thread that talked about connecting the Nexus 7 via USB to a modem, and that it worked out of the box. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong...

    Sent from my Nexus 7
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    If you have an active IT department blocking leechs from their network you will not be able to get internet access for your device. If they are incompetent maybe but MAC filtering is easy to setup.
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    Default Re: anyone succeeded with reverse tether and Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    I remember a post/thread that talked about connecting the Nexus 7 via USB to a modem, and that it worked out of the box. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong...

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    I have not tried going straight into a modem via USB but using the stock USB cable will not let you share your internet through a desktop computer.

    EDIT: I assume they did not use an OTG cable since you said "out of the box"
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    I assumed the usb tethering would act like a NAT connection. In which case IT would see your traffic but your device would share the IP. Does the tether provide the device with direct access? So that it would have to obtain an IP? Maybe I'm getting off topic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippyV View Post
    I assumed the usb tethering would act like a NAT connection. In which case IT would see your traffic but your device would share the IP. Does the tether provide the device with direct access? So that it would have to obtain an IP? Maybe I'm getting off topic...
    Your Nexus7 MAC will not be in the allowed list so no traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippyV View Post
    I've rooted my Nexus 7 tablet and I believe it was successful. (Newbie here)
    Downloaded the free "USB Reverse Tether" app from Google Play. The error I get when running the tether app: "Sorry, unable to get the system settings of your device."
    In my apps I have the "SuperSU" app. If I open that it has "USB Reverse Tether" listed. Open that and the settings saved are "Access: Grant" and "Notifications: Global default".
    The pc I'm trying to connect to is Windows 7.
    Has anyone got reverse tethering working in Nexus 7?
    One possible problem could be the app "Perfect AppLock!" that I installed. It stopped functioning so I can't see its settings to see if it's trying to lock the reverse tether program.
    I assume you have an android phone? If so buy a WiFi tethering plan from your provider, or use a program like FoxFi on your phone. I have done both.

    More than likely wide open access to the internet is blocked at work and you won't be able to meke it work any way.
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    USB ports would also be blocked by any competent admin.
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    I'll investigate FoxFi. Thanks!
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    Default Re: anyone succeeded with reverse tether and Nexus 7?

    If you had a BlackBerry and a PlayBook, you could just use the bridge and share the BB's data plan.
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    I don't think he has anything other than his Nexus 7 and a work computer. Only reason he even attempted reverse tethering.
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    I have an unlocked sony ericsson xperia ray with a cheap data plan and AT&T's sucky go phone plan. Maybe I can't finagle something with that. Sorry for the sporadic posts. I keep getting called away.
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    Why do you need to connect your N7 so desperately while at work, when you know that doing so violates company policy and may cost you your job, and show up forever in your personnel records as "refusal to comply with and attempts to circumvent
    company network use and security protocols" ?

    Are you nuts ?

    And can we assume that "I keep getting called away" means that someone expects you to be doing your job while at work instead of geeking out on these Forums?

    And....."skippy" ? Dear God!
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    There is a software router called connectify that can be install on your PC. This is assuming your IT staff are s and you guys have admin level access to your work PC's and can run installs. Add a usb wireless nic to your PC and set it up to not broadcast a SID and set up WPA2 security. That should work. But again this is assuming your IT staff sucks and are not serious about security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shafferb View Post
    Why do you need to connect your N7 so desperately while at work, when you know that doing so violates company policy and may cost you your job, and show up forever in your personnel records as "refusal to comply with and attempts to circumvent
    company network use and security protocols" ?

    Are you nuts ?

    And can we assume that "I keep getting called away" means that someone expects you to be doing your job while at work instead of geeking out on these Forums?

    And....."skippy" ? Dear God!
    Sorry, Mom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lens pirate View Post
    There is a software router called connectify that can be install on your PC. This is assuming your IT staff are s and you guys have admin level access to your work PC's and can run installs. Add a usb wireless nic to your PC and set it up to not broadcast a SID and set up WPA2 security. That should work. But again this is assuming your IT staff sucks and are not serious about security.
    I have played with software routers in the past... that is an interesting idea. Thanks!
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    I am IT at my work, and I would like to do the USB tethering because A. our wireless network sucks B. my computer will handle the proxy authentication.
    The problem with a rooted stock nexus 7, is that there is no option for USB charging only. It only has options to connect the tablet as a USB storage device or a camera, both of which pass data over the USB connection. You will note in the instructions for USB Reverse tethering the instructions say use charging only mode.

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    I assume that that is because it cannot send two different types of data over the same USB connection, and the type of driver it prompts your computer to install won't support a USB network connection. If you use charging only mode then a driver does not need to be used, and the App can prompt the computer to install a USB network driver.
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    I would love to reverse tether my Nexus 7 too! I use as little wifi as possible, and I have yet to find a router for my network that plays nice with my Nexus. If I use my RAZR MAXX HD as a hotspot, I get decent speed, but if I use my network WiFi it is spotty at best (and the wired LAN speeds are out of this world, and other devices work fine on WiFi, but not the Nexus). I would love to just plug in and go - no worries.
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    <---here we go (this will do just what I need, though it is not a USB tether, Ethernet will obviously be even more bandwidth potential
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    There are small usb dongles available at various places on the internet like ebay and newegg. You plug the device into your computer at work and install the software and walla!
    You now have a mini hotspot working off your computer and lan connection. They normally only can connect one device and the signal is not very strong for long distance but are perfect for working right at your desk.
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