Gave Up on Tethering
After giving it about a month, I've given on on using my TB for reliable wifi tethering. I've not been able to get it to maintain a connection while tethered for more than about 3 minutes (in VERY VERY strong 4G areas).
It doesn't do it when using data on the phone itself, or while using easytether (wired over USB), just while wifi tethering (whether with builtin hotspot, or with android tether).
Went out and pick up a 4G LTE hotspot instead.
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What do you use for tethering: the Mobile HotSpot app or the free Wireless Tether app?
I used the later and it's OK for me, although I don't tether as much. Just in emergency, like getting stuck in #!$!%@ airport for 2 hours... (but I use the tethering for less than an hour because the TB have such great battery life...<sarcasm end>)
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Been using mine to tether to my kindle, win 7 laptops, win xp laptops, even my friend's iphone so he could download apps. Never had any issue. I wonder if its the stock verizon tethering app, I'm rooted so I used the wifi tether app and never have any problems.
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Sure Not "As Advertised"
I've had my TB for a week and a half, re-upped from a Droid to lock in the "Unlimited" data plan and had visions of dumping my home DSL @3MBPS for WiFi Hot Spot @23MBPS however, I'm now considering taking the TB back and re-activating my Droid.,
Don't get me wrong, I love the phone, bought the 2750MAH battery all is well, no re-boot or shut down problems, but wanted to be able to feed NetFlix to my 17" Dell MM laptop while on the road. I can tether using USB with good results, but WiFi is useless... There's no way I will pay anything extra for this aggravation.
I also have a Verizon Netbook with built in aircard on an "Unlimited Data" plan that renews in Nov. that I am using in Laredo for this message. Solid connection for over 3 hours, TB won't stay connected long enough to read a page...
Guess I'll set up a network to share the Netbook connection.
Undecided what to do about TB.
Oh well, the Samsung hotspot is dead solid.
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I've tested mobile hotspot a few times -- seems to take forever for my laptop to get "Internet access" -- but once it does, it's stable and so much faster than Comcast. But waiting like five minutes for it to go from "Connected to network, no internet access" to "Connected to network, internet access" is kind of annoying.
- 07-05-2011, 11:56 AM #21
My phone seems to be a lot better, but I usually use the usb tether.
I really want to be able to use this feature, but vz is not being honest with us about the problems.
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Last edited by Noble_Logistics; 07-05-2011 at 01:21 PM.