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Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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I have the Droid X with the .340 update and I am able to connect to wireless access points though I am having trouble getting a working connection via ad-hoc mode to my pc.

 

I have tried configuring a static ip/gateway address for the phone although the Droid X still tries to get an address from the network.

 

The SSID matches the setup on the computer and encryption is disabled for now.

 

I disabled the PC firewall for testing though still could not connect.

 

I am using wireless-G mode.

 

 

I think it is likely I have to configure the PC wireless network to match the phone though I am not sure what those settings should be.

 

Any suggestions?

 

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Re: Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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We do not support static IP. The settings cannot mock your phone because it is a dynamic IP, which always changes, on every session, so the settings would never match. 

 

Thanks, 

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Re: Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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Hello,

 

Please follow these steps to connect to your home wi-fi network.

 

 

Turn Wi-Fi on or off
Find it: Press and hold Power/Lock > Wi-Fi
Note: To extend battery life, turn off Wi-Fi power when
not in use.
Wi-Fi search & connect
To find networks in your range:
1 Press Menu > Settings > Wireless &
networks > Wi-Fi settings.
2 Touch Wi-Fi to turn on and scan. If Wi-Fi is already
on, press Menu > Scan. Your phone lists the
networks it finds within range.
Tip: To see your phone’s MAC address or other
Wi-Fi details, press Menu > Advanced.
3 Touch a network to connect.
4 If necessary, enter Network SSID, Security, and
Wireless password, and touch Connect. When
your phone is connected to the network, the
wireless indicator appears in the status bar.
Tip: When you are in range and Wi-Fi is on, you will
automatically reconnect to available networks you’ve

connected to before.

Turn Wi-Fi on or off

 

Find it:

 

Press and hold Power/Lock > Wi-Fi

 

Note: To extend battery life, turn off Wi-Fi power whennot in use.

 

Wi-Fi search & connect

 

To find networks in your range:

 

1 Press Menu > Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings.

2 Touch Wi-Fi to turn on and scan. If Wi-Fi is already on, press Menu > Scan. Your phone lists the networks it finds within range.


Tip: To see your phone’s MAC address or otherWi-Fi details, press Menu > Advanced.

 

3 Touch a network to connect.

4 If necessary, enter Network SSID, Security, andWireless password, and touch Connect.

 

When your phone is connected to the network, the wireless indicator appears in the status bar.

 

Tip: When you are in range and Wi-Fi is on, you willautomatically reconnect to available networks you’veconnected to before.

 

A helpful tool on your device can be found at the link below:

 

Droid X Simulator

 

At the link above, be sure to click the Connections tab, then click on Wi-Fi, and finally, click on Connect to a Network to view step by step instructions.

 

Thank you.

 

 

KellyW@VZWSupport

 


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Re: Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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This works for connecting to a router or hot spot. I am looking to connect with another computer directly via ad-hoc network.
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Re: Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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The Android OS does not natively support Ad-Hoc connections as of yet. This may or may not change in future updates.

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Re: Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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I was afraid of that being the case. I don't understand why this would be left out intentionally. While traveling I will have to bring a router as well.
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derek71 wrote:
I was afraid of that being the case. I don't understand why this would be left out intentionally. While traveling I will have to bring a router as well.

You can always google a workaround for it.  a simple google search on "droid X Ad-Hoc fix " should get you what you need.

 

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Re: Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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the router gets the input from the modem and i don't follow how taking a router with you will work. i hope you're not planning to just plug the router in and have automatic wireless.

 

i've used a linksys wrt54g wired/wireless router for years and unless somethings changed, the hardwire's gotta be working before you get wireless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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Try connectify.

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Re: Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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too bad it's only usable with win7.

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Re: Droid X ad-hoc wifi connection

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I found a couple of alternatives to Connectify though I may not be able access the computer itself.  The hotspot program may act merely as a conduit.

 

I am testing out my sync'ing and connectivity with my home network for now and am searching for modifications to Droid X WiFi to enable ad-hoc.  I found a thread yesterday and will read up on it.

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