1. JohannFu's Avatar
    When I try to turn on my LG Optimus Slider's Portable WiFi Hotspot (in quick settings) I get: Error Code 67, unable to establish wireless connection. Please select Update Profile... etc. I do that. Then I try to turn Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot on again and I get Error Code 67 again... an infinite loop. Has Virgin Mobile disabled this function? I want to use my phone as a hot spot just occasionally, and very briefly, so I can check things on the web using my android tablet.
    04-04-2012 06:07 AM
  2. jetteye's Avatar
    When I try to turn on my LG Optimus Slider's Portable WiFi Hotspot (in quick settings) I get: Error Code 67, unable to establish wireless connection. Please select Update Profile... etc. I do that. Then I try to turn Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot on again and I get Error Code 67 again... an infinite loop. Has Virgin Mobile disabled this function? I want to use my phone as a hot spot just occasionally, and very briefly, so I can check things on the web using my android tablet.
    I have been using the ClockworkMod no root tether app, it works just fine. Only problem is after you use it for a while it limits your data unless you buy it.
    04-04-2012 08:23 AM
  3. hezx's Avatar
    1. Go on Google Play
    2. Search WiFi Tether
    3. Download
    4.?????
    5. Profit!!
    04-04-2012 08:58 AM
  4. hezx's Avatar
    1. Go on Google Play
    2. Search WiFi Tether
    3. Download
    4.?????
    5. Profit!!
    But you have to be rooted first
    04-04-2012 08:59 AM
  5. JohannFu's Avatar
    Many thanks jetteye! I will get this for my pc. However, what I need is wifi for my tablet, which does not have a USB port. My tablet is a Nook Color (the first version) with a card that turns it into an android tablet. Works great, but needs wifi.
    04-04-2012 09:22 AM
  6. raygun04's Avatar
    I get that message when I try use the hotspot (im using what was posted on GELATTO ROM to tether) and I always hit dismiss like it says and it always works) *is talking to yew from my sliders internet ^.~*
    04-04-2012 10:08 AM
  7. JohannFu's Avatar
    When I hit Dismiss it puts me back in the circular loop again. Dismiss -> Error Code 67 -> Update Profile -> Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot -> Error 67

    Maybe Virgin Mobile has disabled wireless wifi ability for the LG Optimus Slider (or for all their phones)?
    04-04-2012 11:09 AM
  8. raygun04's Avatar
    hm are yew rooted and using GELATO? or just using your phono out of the box? that could be it to? but im sure others would know better then I though
    04-04-2012 11:32 AM
  9. JohannFu's Avatar
    My phone (Virigin Mobile Optimus Slider) is not rooted and I do not want to root it. (I don't want to void the warranty.)
    04-04-2012 11:56 AM
  10. hezx's Avatar
    it only voids the warranty if you dont unroot it when you have to send it back... Just unroot it IF you have to send it back and nothing will be wrong...
    04-04-2012 02:54 PM
  11. JohannFu's Avatar
    Can someone tell me if there is a wireless wifi hotspot app for my phone that does NOT require rooting the phone?
    04-04-2012 03:19 PM
  12. hezx's Avatar
    not possible as to bypass the VM security thing you HAVE to have the admin powers that root gives you
    04-04-2012 06:19 PM
  13. JohannFu's Avatar
    Thank you hedz. That's the definite answer I was looking for.
    04-04-2012 09:17 PM
  14. hezx's Avatar
    Your welcome. Sorry for the mixed answers.
    04-05-2012 05:26 PM
  15. dubbajohnny's Avatar
    Virginmobile along with various other companies have disabled the wifi hotpsot function in android phones to save money in datacharges. At&t makes you buy a whole separate plan if you want to wifi tether.. Rooting your phone then avoids their limitations entirely but if you truly don't want to root there have been people reporting successful wifi tethering without being rooted by using a app called "Quick Settings" to pave their way to getting wifi teher.

    Here's what you will need to do.
    1.) Download Quick Settings.
    2.) Download a non-root Wifi Tether app. (here's a free one)
    3.) Open QuickSettings and press menu -> Customize
    4.) Move the Wifi Hotspot up to be in the visible settings.
    5.) Turn it on and pray.
    6.) Open your non-root wifi tether app and do as you please.

    Good luck, hope this helps and works for you.
    04-05-2012 11:24 PM
  16. JohannFu's Avatar
    Thank you dubbajohnny! I have read about that solution and it sounds good. But it requires a physical connection (a wire) between the phone and the object in question. In my case the object in question is a Nook Color that has been turned into an android tablet by means of a "Root my Nook Color" card (Root My Nook Color! | Official Website) as recommended by Rick Broida of Cnet. The wire (I guess that's what we man by the tether, a physical connection, not a wireless connection) connects to the phone at one end and to my Nook at the other end. That end (the Nook end) is a full-sized USB connector. My Nook does NOT have a full-sized USB port. All it has it that very small port that you use when charging it.
    04-06-2012 01:46 AM
  17. primetechv2's Avatar
    Can't you just tether with FoxFi, without root? I am tethering right now with it, and although I'm rooted it's never asked for superuser permissions.

    Data disappears temporarily, there's a notification that pops up that I dismiss, but it works.
    04-06-2012 04:39 AM
  18. dubbajohnny's Avatar
    Can't you just tether with FoxFi, without root? I am tethering right now with it, and although I'm rooted it's never asked for superuser permissions.

    Data disappears temporarily, there's a notification that pops up that I dismiss, but it works.
    VirginMobile limits what your android phone can and can't do before you buy it. They disabled the feature but it should work if he turns on hotspot by a 3rd party app.

    It works for you because your phone is rooted.
    04-06-2012 05:04 PM
  19. dubbajohnny's Avatar
    Thank you dubbajohnny! I have read about that solution and it sounds good. But it requires a physical connection (a wire) between the phone and the object in question. In my case the object in question is a Nook Color that has been turned into an android tablet by means of a "Root my Nook Color" card (Root My Nook Color! | Official Website) as recommended by Rick Broida of Cnet. The wire (I guess that's what we man by the tether, a physical connection, not a wireless connection) connects to the phone at one end and to my Nook at the other end. That end (the Nook end) is a full-sized USB connector. My Nook does NOT have a full-sized USB port. All it has it that very small port that you use when charging it.
    I'm a bit buzzed right now so bare with me here..

    I think I got the gist of what you're saying but With the tether app I recommended for you it should allow your phone to become a mobile wifi hotspot. If that one doesn't work for you then search for another non-root wifi tetther/hotspot app.

    Although the USB connection is a possibility to tether, it is not mandatory?
    04-06-2012 05:15 PM
  20. JohannFu's Avatar
    I am confused. I thought "tether" means you have to have a physical wire that connects the phone to the other device (laptop, tablet, etc)?
    04-06-2012 08:32 PM
  21. hezx's Avatar
    Tether = wire/wireless
    Hotspot = only wireless

    Dude please listen to me, unless you want to pay you HAVE to root your phone to get the free tether. All tethering will do to your network is slow down when you hit the 2.5Gb limit.

    It will NOT disable your network just slow you down to I think 1XG speeds.

    But I have already answered you and these people are just repeating what I said just sending you to links that are useless.
    04-07-2012 12:12 AM
  22. dubbajohnny's Avatar
    Tether = wire/wireless
    Hotspot = only wireless

    Dude please listen to me, unless you want to pay you HAVE to root your phone to get the free tether. All tethering will do to your network is slow down when you hit the 2.5Gb limit.

    It will NOT disable your network just slow you down to I think 1XG speeds.

    But I have already answered you and these people are just repeating what I said just sending you to links that are useless.
    So rooting prevents data from being reduced when you hit the 2.5gb limit? Or are you recommending that he purchases their spendy broadband2go equipment along with their ridiculous data charges which also slows down at the 2.5gb limit if you get unlimited?
    04-07-2012 06:41 PM
  23. dubbajohnny's Avatar
    I am confused. I thought "tether" means you have to have a physical wire that connects the phone to the other device (laptop, tablet, etc)?
    Sorry Sir, it's all the same in my head. :P The app I provided you does not require a cable connection. Merely wifi connectivity.
    04-07-2012 06:43 PM
  24. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Anyone tried foxfi on this phone? Infrastructure mode, no root required. Sprint already put a block on it in the market for sprint users but VM might not have.
    04-14-2012 08:46 AM
  25. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Anyone tried foxfi on this phone? Infrastructure mode, no root required. Sprint already put a block on it in the market for sprint users but VM might not have.
    Bueller ... Bueller? Anyone tried foxfi for AP tethering yet? No root required. Really curious if this is the answer for folks who need infrastructure tethering but don't root.
    04-19-2012 08:00 AM
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