09-04-2010 03:07 PM
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  1. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I have tried using VZW's 3G Hotspot feature, tried using the "not to be mentioned" method to get it for free, called tech support and did a master reset, and have only been able to get the hotspot thing to work ONCE.

    Are any of the rest of you having any problems? I do not plan to use it much, but wanted it working properly so I could use it when needed. I had planned to do the same as I did with the tether feature...call and activate it when I need it and deactivate when I don't.

    In any case, the only thing I can figure out is that maybe it is due to my poor 3G coverage here at the house. The laptop connects to the phone just fine, I just cannot get any data sent to the laptop.


    Any ideas out there??
    woody_105 likes this.
    09-01-2010 02:42 PM
  2. ShannonDavis's Avatar
    Can you direct me to the "not to be mentioned" method?
    09-01-2010 03:32 PM
  3. joedirt2217's Avatar
    +1 please....
    09-01-2010 03:55 PM
  4. QFC's Avatar
    +2 also
    09-01-2010 04:01 PM
  5. 1kanaka27's Avatar
    +3 pretty plz
    09-01-2010 05:01 PM
  6. rugbyua9's Avatar
    Either WIFI tethering or PDANet?

    My free wifi tethering works just fine.
    09-01-2010 05:09 PM
  7. qbcall11's Avatar
    I would post directions to the *not to mentioned* route but people have had their posts deleted by admins....if someone can explain to me why its against the rules, I would appreciate it...otherwise, I can't see how it different than rooting...
    09-01-2010 05:33 PM
  8. sting0387's Avatar
    If you are talking about the DUN editing, I did this and the mobile hotspot feature works perfectly fine on my incredible. The best thing about it is that it is an actual WiFi network and not an ad-hoc wifi network, so it allows me to share with other android devices and things that do not support ad-hoc connections but do have the WiFiz
    09-01-2010 11:53 PM
  9. ShannonDavis's Avatar
    If you are talking about the DUN editing, I did this and the mobile hotspot feature works perfectly fine on my incredible. The best thing about it is that it is an actual WiFi network and not an ad-hoc wifi network, so it allows me to share with other android devices and things that do not support ad-hoc connections but do have the WiFiz
    Must you root for DUN editing to work?
    09-02-2010 12:32 AM
  10. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Must you root for DUN editing to work?

    No, you do not have to root for the DUN editing to work. I did it and 2 different iphones were able to connect to me and access the 'net via my 3G connection.

    So I know it works... I am going to try again on my laptop. If it does not work still, I am thinking it is due to my poor 3G signal here at home.
    09-02-2010 02:07 AM
  11. joedirt2217's Avatar
    Should the 3G hotspot work without signing up first with Verizon, or is there no real sign-up and will be charged by usage?

    I logged onto my account and see the option to add this feature for $20, but have not added it to my profile. Yet the 3G hotspot is working on my phone. I just don't want to get billed for something that should have been included with our $29.99 data usage plan!
    09-02-2010 08:49 AM
  12. KJowers's Avatar
    Can someone like, share (or PM/email), the unmentionable method to those of us who are curious. Also, why is it the method that must not be mentioned? or is that a no no too?
    09-02-2010 08:51 AM
  13. PvilleComp's Avatar
    Can someone like, share (or PM/email), the unmentionable method to those of us who are curious. Also, why is it the method that must not be mentioned? or is that a no no too?
    Go to the phone, dial 865336678 (voldermort) and viola!

    Sorry - Could not resist.

    09-02-2010 08:57 AM
  14. Wired's Avatar
    Guys, it's unmentionable because you're getting around Verizon's locks on the Verizon hotspot app, which is in effect stealing a paid service. Stealing is a no no!

    Note that there's a difference in doing that and rooting it and using USB tethering or a 3rd party app to allow the phone to be a hotspot.
    09-02-2010 09:09 AM
  15. drfundy's Avatar
    The usb method is a no no too right?

    I am happy to give them 20 bucks a month for the 2gb of tethering data. I'm glad they finally have it and it is separate from the phones unlimited plan.
    09-02-2010 10:00 AM
  16. KJowers's Avatar
    Just wondering about the how's and why's regarding this. The Voldermort connection was very expected! It was the first thing that came to my mind too! The "Technique That Must Not Be Named" (shudder and cringe while speaking).LOL
    Now we need someone with a scar on their forehead to tell me, without giving it away, is it reprogramming? Rooting?? You don't have to post it, but Blackberry was simple comapred to the Android and I AM LOST. So just a brief explanantion without the step by step instructions. I have a company phone anyhow and wouldn't / couldn't do it. It's simply curiousity...............
    09-02-2010 10:59 AM
  17. Anev's Avatar
    So just a brief explanantion without the step by step instructions. I have a company phone anyhow and wouldn't / couldn't do it. It's simply curiousity...............
    Yeah, I kind of would like to see a discussion myself. Rooting a phone to me is the same as the "procedure which shall not be named" situation. Both void your warranty, both will get you kicked out on your ... if you try to visit a Verizon store, both are written up in the terms ... so why can we discuss one but not the other?
    09-02-2010 11:20 AM
  18. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Should the 3G hotspot work without signing up first with Verizon, or is there no real sign-up and will be charged by usage?

    I logged onto my account and see the option to add this feature for $20, but have not added it to my profile. Yet the 3G hotspot is working on my phone. I just don't want to get billed for something that should have been included with our $29.99 data usage plan!
    The feature will work, but if you have not had VZW turn on the service, when you try to access a website on your computer or whatever, you will be directed to the VZW page that explaims you must now sign up and pay.
    09-02-2010 11:36 AM
  19. zrxoa1's Avatar
    OK, I need some help here. I have tried to use the 3G hotspot feature both with the service turned on at VZW and by trying it "for free". I have been able to get my laptop to connect to the DInc, no problem. However, I cannot get any data to work on the laptop....no websites wil open, getting server errors. It did work once, then without changing anything, stopped working.

    I went to work and tried it and 2 iphones were able to use my 3G signal and browse the net on their phones.

    So here I am at home, found a spot in the house that gives me 2 or 3 bars of 3G signal, the laptop sees the "HTC Network" and easily connects to it, yet I STILL cannot get any websites to open.

    Can anyone offer some settings I might need to tweak on laptop??


    UPDATE:

    Now, out of the blue, it is working. I don't get it.... I tried it on my kids laptop and it was working then it suddenly started working on my laptop. Very strange.... oh well, it is not something I plan to use often anyway.
    09-02-2010 12:09 PM
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    09-02-2010 02:39 PM
  21. Qazme's Avatar
    I would post directions to the *not to mentioned* route but people have had their posts deleted by admins....if someone can explain to me why its against the rules, I would appreciate it...otherwise, I can't see how it different than rooting...
    Because rooting is a grey area. Using an app for free to access a paid service for free, which you aren't paying for is illegal by all counts. WiFi tethering for root is merely accessing bandwidth you are using anyways. Once again a grey area. (And yes I don't need a lecture on how it's the same service I know)

    If you are talking about the DUN editing, I did this and the mobile hotspot feature works perfectly fine on my incredible. The best thing about it is that it is an actual WiFi network and not an ad-hoc wifi network, so it allows me to share with other android devices and things that do not support ad-hoc connections but do have the WiFiz
    Yes I've done it it works. However I felt safer using WiFi tether or pdanet because it uses a different method on tapping into your data connection which makes it appear as your android browser where the hotspot app doesn't do that.

    Must you root for DUN editing to work?
    No you don't need root it's a system editable property. Search it's around, but be careful using it nobody knows if it's tracked or not.
    09-02-2010 03:22 PM
  22. xWiggy18x's Avatar
    I work for verizon. Tech support, I can give you the steps to get around it so you can get free mobile hot spot. Let me know
    jeremybuff likes this.
    09-02-2010 09:56 PM
  23. galactor's Avatar
    I'm curious as to why/when would someone need to do WiFi thetering. Why route a Wifi connection from your phone to your laptop (or computer) when you can just connect directly to the Wifi spot with both devices? I guess there is an obscure situation that I never thought off.

    On the other hand, if there is a spot where Wifi is not available I can definitely see a use to routing 3g internet from your phone to your computer.
    09-03-2010 11:48 AM
  24. Shasta1914's Avatar
    galactor I think you answered your own question.
    09-03-2010 10:32 PM
  25. KJowers's Avatar
    I've got the hotspot working but I can only connect other mobile devices. Laptops just play sit and spin with some kind of authentication starting message. It did this for about 30 minutes y'day. Any ideas on what I should do? Or is this the curse I received from using the method which must not be named?
    09-04-2010 08:43 AM
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