1. outdoorbum's Avatar
    Just received my Photon and due to my ignorance, it seems like I can just do a simple USB cable tether on my computer with Windows XP. But I am totally frustrated after 2 days of trying this and it not working. Any help is greatly appreciated, and please bear in mind I know very little about this technology!
    09-28-2011 11:33 AM
  2. vintagetechtm's Avatar
    To my knowledge, one cannot use the phone's data just by using the USB tether. Tethering your phone to use Sprint data then you have to pay for that option.

    You can search the android market for tethering programs. Most are paid applications but you might be able to get a free one.

    vintagetechtm (Motorola Photon 4g)
    09-29-2011 12:30 AM
  3. fintablayze's Avatar
    Do you know if you have the proper drivers for your windows xp?

    Sent from my MB855 using Tapatalk
    09-29-2011 12:37 AM
  4. outdoorbum's Avatar
    The help menu on my phone for wireless and networks says to download a tetherxp.inf file for Windows XP tethering and use it when installing the phone as new hardware on the computer. The file is in notepad format so I'm not even sure its the right one, and I am forced to go into my device manager after installation to try and update the drivers but I think I am messing that step up somehow.
    09-29-2011 11:34 AM
  5. VDub2174's Avatar
    You could always root your phone and use wireless tehter.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1217416
    10-04-2011 08:44 AM
  6. rswimports's Avatar
    Just received my Photon and due to my ignorance, it seems like I can just do a simple USB cable tether on my computer with Windows XP. But I am totally frustrated after 2 days of trying this and it not working. Any help is greatly appreciated, and please bear in mind I know very little about this technology!
    I'm using Pdanet downloaded from market. It works OK, some times some times like dial up.
    11-04-2011 12:38 PM
  7. jonred95's Avatar
    I also use pdanet 3.02 and it works well. no sense paying to tether as long as it works.
    11-04-2011 01:52 PM
  8. timcount's Avatar
    Wondering if XP is the problem for an unrooted phone. Did that file download help?
    This one - describing similar process with the tetherexp file - doesn't seem accurate....Android Devices: Tethering and Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots - Google Mobile Help
    12-27-2011 09:47 PM
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