Hotspot local networking
I apologize if this question has been asked before; I don't really know much about how any MiFi device works.
Will the Hotspot option for the EVO allow LAN access between devices? Or is it strictly a path from a connected device to the Internet (meaning the devices can't see each other)?
Basically, would you be able to ditch your wireless router if you had this option enabled on your phone? Thanks!
- 05-23-2010, 11:51 AM #2
Good question. Another one I would like to see answered is, can my Wii, PS3 or 360 connect to it? Can I setup my router to connect to it and light up my whole house with wifi. I tried getting that working with XDA sharing on my Touch Pro2, but could never get any of them functioning.
- 05-23-2010, 01:51 PM #3
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I don't think you can connect it to your router to get it to work that way
The paid service provides wifi up to 8 devices, including anything with a b/g 802.11 radio. It'll work with gaming systems (360 with wifi card), cell phones, pda's, laptops... whatever. The network can be password protected.
The only way I can think of it working for the whole house (on a macbook, since im more familiar with the settings), sharing the wifi to the lan and connecting the router to the lan on the computer. Its not very efficient, but can be done (done it to get internet on my ps3 where my computer had the network key saved, but not my ps3 and no one home to ask for it). Its also how I provided internet for my desktop through wifi in my room.
- 05-23-2010, 01:59 PM #4
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- 05-30-2010, 10:26 PM #9
Just like the Overdrive or other routers, it will create by default a Local Area Network for your devices, and hence, those devices will see each other and IP packets should traverse normally between devices on the same subnet. So I suspect you won't have too many issues, albeit this isn't a full blown traditional AP / switch / router for sharing Internet and LAN, so YMMV.
- 05-30-2010, 11:02 PM #10