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    Default Use a nexus 7 3g as a mobile hot spot?

    Alright I can't get this to work for the life of me. I have an unlimeted plan with T-Mobile on my nexus. Works great but I want to be able to use my nexus as a hot spot. I was able to do it on my original galaxy tab but I can not get it to work on this nexus. Its stock I've tried foxfi and svtp and still can't get anything to work. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Use a nexus 7 3g as a mobile hot spot?

    Quote Originally Posted by luigi1285 View Post
    Alright I can't get this to work for the life of me. I have an unlimeted plan with T-Mobile on my nexus. Works great but I want to be able to use my nexus as a hot spot. I was able to do it on my original galaxy tab but I can not get it to work on this nexus. Its stock I've tried foxfi and svtp and still can't get anything to work. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Does Tmo allow tethering on your plan? If not, tethering functionality might be disabled by default by Tmo.

    Otherwise --- this is very simple and obvious but easy to miss and it vexed me for the longest time on my Nexus 4 -- make sure you have "data enabled" when you try to tether. I am assuming the wireless Nexus 7 would have the same option as the Nexus 4 where you can toggle wireless data on or off.

    It likely isn't your problem but I just mentioned just in case.
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    Yea tethering is aloud. There is no mobile hotspot option I can find and data is enabled. I use the sim in a hot spot also wanna drop the hot spot and use the nexus as both tablet and hot spot
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    Default Re: Use a nexus 7 3g as a mobile hot spot?

    Quote Originally Posted by luigi1285 View Post
    Yea tethering is aloud. There is no mobile hotspot option I can find and data is enabled. I use the sim in a hot spot also wanna drop the hot spot and use the nexus as both tablet and hot spot
    Sorry I don't know. Not sure mobile hotspot would have anything to do with your problem. I think that is used to prevent the receiving device -- the device being tethered to -- from requesting gobs of data from the device that is the mobile hotspot.
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    Default Re: Use a nexus 7 3g as a mobile hot spot?

    I tried searching for this as well but since I own both, the cellular capable Nexus 7 and a Nexus 4, I just use my Nexus 4 to tether to my computers or phones when I need to like if my DSL is not working. I have T-Mobile accounts on both.
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    Default Re: Use a nexus 7 3g as a mobile hot spot?

    After searching the only thing I can really find is that hotspot was left out of the os on the nexus. There has to be a way to get this done

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    Default Re: Use a nexus 7 3g as a mobile hot spot?

    Quote Originally Posted by luigi1285 View Post
    Alright I can't get this to work for the life of me. I have an unlimeted plan with T-Mobile on my nexus. Works great but I want to be able to use my nexus as a hot spot. I was able to do it on my original galaxy tab but I can not get it to work on this nexus. Its stock I've tried foxfi and svtp and still can't get anything to work. Any help would be appreciated.

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    In all the forums I have been on the N7 wasn't made to be used as a hot spot. Rather since the majority of versions are wifi only they require to use a hot spot.

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    Default Re: Use a nexus 7 3g as a mobile hot spot?

    Hi All

    I have a nexus 7 on 3 so I was pretty hacked off when I found that google had remove support for hotspot from the device. There is no really easy way to get it to work but this is what I did.

    1: Get nexus toolkit from here.

    2: Unlock boot loader
    3: Root the device
    4: Download an app like WiFi Tether Router from play store

    Thatís it use you nexus as a hotspot.

    There are a few down sides of doing this. Some apps donít like you having a rooted device (Sky Go Flixster) and there are ways round this by doing a temp unroot.
    Oh and void your warranty.


    Enjoy
    Steve
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    Default Re: Use a nexus 7 3g as a mobile hot spot?

    I have the nexus 7 and I use easytether to tether to desktop. It works real well. I have yet to try hotspot but that is my next venture. I am also with tmobile

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