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    Question Using 3G Nexus 7 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    Hi there,
    I have a 32GB 3G Nexus 7 and a Samsung Galaxy SII.
    I want to use my 3G Nexus 7 as a hotspot for my Galaxy SII. I have searched for this feature everywhere in the device, but couldn't find it.
    I have tried some apps such as:
    ___ FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root): Stopped working as I turn tethering on
    ___ WiFi HotSpot / WiFi Tether: Doesn't work at all
    ___ 1-Click WiFi Tether No Root: Works well but my Samsung Galaxy SII wasn't able to obtain IP Address through the Tethering
    ___ Wifi Hotspot & USB Tether Lite: The same as 1-Click WiFi Tether No Root

    Is there anyway to enable Wi-Fi Tethering on my Nexus 7 as a hotspot?
    NOTE: I don't want to root my Nexus 7
    Ibraheem S. Ibraheem
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    Default Re: Using 3G Nexus 7 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    I tried everything too but to no avail. Simply put, as far as anyone knows, there is no way to enable this function on Nexus 7 at least on AT&T
    There is a workaround [MOD][4.2.1/4.2][JOP40D/JOP40C] Tethering/Wifi Hotspot for the Nexus 7 3G - xda-developers
    But, I don't want to go that way
    Last edited by darkoman4; 12-29-2012 at 04:27 PM.
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    Default Re: Using 3G Nexus 7 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    No Good news after the update to Android 4.2.2 !!!!!!
    Still not working.
    Why does not Google solve it ?
    I consider this lack unacceptable
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    Default Re: Using 3G Nexus 7 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    Probably because part of being allowed on a carrier's network is that tethering is locked down.
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    Default Re: Using 3G Nexus 7 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    You can work round your problem by using a MIFI. In case you do not know about this product;- It is smaller than any cell-phone. Turn it on and put it in your pocket. It picks up the normal cell-phone signal and outputs it as a normal wifi signal. Up to 4 computers can log on to its wifi signal (if they are in the normal wifi range and you have told the other computers what your code is) (like a normal router). I use the O2 one, no contract - Just PAYG. This gadget is also useful if your N7 is not equipped with a phone card. You can then use the N7 as a Satnav, Using Google Maps or Mapquest (both of these require you to be online whilst setting up the route).
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    Default Re: Using 3G Nexus 7 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    Technically if you have a Nexus 7 it's not rooting as it's already unlocked. If you follow this link it's a piece of cake to get tethering back. It works whether you are on AT&T or T-Mobile.

    [MOD][4.2.1/4.2][JOP40D/JOP40C] Tethering/Wifi Hotspot for the Nexus 7 3G - xda-developers

    I used my iPad sim AT&T and it works flawlessly but AT&T HSDPA blows in my area so I got a T-Mobile pay as you go that I now use on both devices.
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    Default Re: Using 3G Nexus 7 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    Wrong answer it's unlocked reference hardware. It works with both AT&T and T-Mobile. See my other post
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    Does it work without an ATT tethering plan, that is the MobileShare that explicitly permits tethering at additional cost? I do not want to sign up for MobileShare. Thank you.
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    Default Re: Using 3G Nexus 7 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    Are you saying tablet needs to be rooted for these?
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    Default SUCCESS: 3G Nexus 7 as a Wi-Fi hotspot!! No rooting, no ATT sharing plan!!

    It is possible without any special ATT tethering plan. I just did it with a regular ATT 30-day prepaid plan.

    The answer is the FoxFi.com app. No rooting is necessary.

    This takes care of hiding the passed through packets or whatever. Interestingly enough, using a VPN will apparently do this also.

    I created a wifi hotspot, which my Win7 laptop can see. Unfortunately, it can't connect but I attribute this to the wonders of Windows.

    So I tried the USB cable option. This requires installing a small FoxFi application on Windows that installs a USB driver. The only thing that was a little work was setting the Nexus to developer mode (press "Build number" 7 times) and then turning on USB debugging. Then I simply connected the stock Nexus USB cable to the laptop and a well-behaved install proceeded.

    And then, something incredible happened. Very un-Windows. It. Just. Worked. Everything in the install just wrapped up and I am submitting this post from the laptop through a USB cable to my Nexus 7 3G. Amazing.

    Your mileage may vary, but this literally took about 10 minutes and I have a tethered hotspot.

    UPDATE: My Kindle won't connect either. I tried the developer's FAQ suggestion to change the name and pwd and restart. Did not help.

    At the end of the FAQ he says "If your WiFi issue is not addressed above, please use USB mode instead! It is faster, more stable and it works on ALL Android phones!" I suspect it is really hard to get wifi to work consistently and he is just tired of trying I am just happy to have a USB tethered laptop!!
    Last edited by jg12899; 08-22-2013 at 09:54 PM.

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