Free Wireless tethering
1) You need to root your phone. If you have not done this, please go HERE
- This is not the place to discuss if you are having issues rooting. The only reason root is mentioned is because its necessary to make wireless tether work.
2) Go to download the apk to your phone. Typically people download the top one as that's the newest release.
3) Once the APK downloads click it and it will install. If you get a warning about un-verified apps click settings and allow for unverified apps to load. Now click it and it will work
4) Open wireless tether, click menu on your phone and go through the settings.
5) Once your all setup, have fun
-Yes this will work on a custom rom
-Yes this will work on the stock rom with the OTA installed but you still need root.
Troubleshooting (in this order):
-Did you download the version from the market? Uninstall, go to the link in step 2 above, and download from there.
-Reinstall the binary and config. Open wireless tether app and Menu > Settings > Menu > re-install binary/config
-Make sure you don't have wireless tether set to shut off when your screen turns off. Launch wireless tether, Menu > settings > Check mark "disable wake-lock"
-Have you tried switching to a clean channel? Download wifi analyzer from the market and find a clean channel in the area you are going to be working. Inside on wireless tether, set it to use that channel. Launch wireless tether app and Menu > Settings > channel.
I have absolutely no affiliation with any of the work above. All thanks should go to those Dev's. Also, please consider donating to the Dev's who spent their time hooking us up. More information on the project can be found on their site.
Last edited by igotsanevo4g; 02-16-2011 at 11:09 PM. Reason: included a troubleshooting section, and updated links, Updated your links ksmith, dont hit me...;)Thanked by 27:
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Also please be careful using a Sprint EVO to connect to another Sprint device as a WiFi connection ... You may cause a wrinkle in time (Sarcasm) Thanks!
- 06-06-2010, 09:36 PM #11
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You can see if you have root by doing the following:
Download "android terminal emulator" from the market
Launch the app and type "su"
If a "#" returns then you have root
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- 06-06-2010, 11:37 PM #21
I rooted with unrevoked, installed and ran the app, but it doesn't show up in my list of wifi networks. After the wifi tether turns on, it says it loaded but there were errors, and to check the log. This is what the log said:
Loading wlan.ko module...
insmod: can't open '/system/lib/
Configuring Wifi interface...
Wlan_loader: not found
Setting up firewall rules...
Enabling IP forwarding...
Any suggestions? Am I the only one having this issue?
Thanks so much for this thread, very helpful and useful!
Re: Free Wireless tethering
Let's try something. uninstall wireless tether by going to menu>settings>applications>manage applications, long press wireless tether and uninstall, Shut your phone off, turn it back on, launch unrevoked again and hit root (i know its a sticky root but humor me), try reinstalling wireless tether.
Also have you installed a firewall, anti-virus, or taskkiller on your phone? Just want to make sure we have all the info.
Just follow those instructions exactly in order and report back. Thanks.
- 06-07-2010, 11:42 AM #23
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