need a tether app that does NOT install PC side drivers
after figuring out today that the salesman told a bold faced lie about tethering, I tried to download an app for tethering. everyone I could find required me to install PC side drivers, but that wont fly on a work computer.
Are there any apps that do not require PC side drivers??
- 10-20-2010, 08:19 PM #2
- 10-20-2010, 08:50 PM #3
- 10-20-2010, 09:39 PM #4
I would say bluetooth or wifi, but if it's a work PC odds are you may not have either of these options available. Can you ask your IT department to install the HTC drivers? (You really just need htc sync, so maybe if you can spin that off as something you need for work, that might work).
- 10-20-2010, 10:20 PM #5
- 10-21-2010, 09:37 AM #6
- 3 Posts
Are you looking for Wired Tether?
The obvious solution is rooted+wireless tether. However, if your work PC is a desktop and does not have WiFi, it would be nice to be able to plug in the USB cable, fire up the app on the phone, and away you go. WM6.1 & 6.5 could do this no problem. I have been looking for this also, as I do not want to install any drivers, etc. on a PC before it can connect. This topic is being discussed here, but aparently there are still a few issues with it. Hopefully, this will be corrected soon, so you can just plug in a USB cable to any PC and connect. If WM could do it, Android should be able to.
- 10-21-2010, 10:32 AM #7
I remember plugging in my old WM phones, Windows would install them at first but I never needed to point to a driver file, at least I think in Vista.
- 10-21-2010, 11:04 AM #8
- 10-21-2010, 11:33 AM #91%er
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If your work computer has no Internet, chances are you are not supposed to be on the web at work. We don't want you to get fired so just use your phone to surf the web on the side.
I use Google reader on my phone and have about 15 blogs, forums, and newspapers added to it so no matter where I am I can quickly get to the things on the web I like to keep up with.
I do have a USB BT adapter for it though that was for syncing with an older PDA. I wonder if I could get it to work over BT...
Need to do a lot of research on rooting first. I had a Pre that had been rooted, and the process, though somewhat lengthy and frightening to a beginner, was very straightforward.
The HTC tether on my stock Evo worked for one day before Sprint shut it down. It was beautiful.
- 10-24-2010, 11:28 PM #12
- 10-25-2010, 07:32 AM #13
1. is there an "easy root" app he can use which is one button push to toggle it off and on and do no harm?
2. what specifically is the "wireless tether" option you mention that works with rooted phones? is that the built in Sprint or Android Hotspot App or a third party Hotspot app?
- 10-25-2010, 09:12 AM #14