Motorola Droid & Tethering to my laptop

momx3drr
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I'm getting ready to go camping for 2 weeks & will need to access the internet so that I can complete my college class assignments.  I was mislead when I bought my Droid that I would be able to tether it to my laptop for a internet connection.  I've since learned that this is not possible alothough I do have the option of using my daughters upgrade for the Droid X.  I'd really rather not purchase a new phone before I leave town.  Can someone help me figure out how to tether my laptop to my cell or is this even possible?

 

Thanks so much!!!

Melissa

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casslanesmith
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{edit for TOS violation}

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jasnmar
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Officially Verizon does not allow "tethering" from you phone to your laptop for internet access.

 

As far as I know the Droid X will not allow this either, but I don't have one to check and see.

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tmaas77572
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Verizon offers tethering.  At least, according to there web site they do:

 

Broadband Pricing

 

Also, I've seen multiple tethering apps in the Marketplace.  Haven't tried any of them though.  

 

Hope this helps

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jasnmar
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You are right. Apologies. I assumed that the question was more of a tethering "for free" question, which certainly wasn't stated in the question (that's what I get for assuming Smiley Happy ).

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jasnmar
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However, I've also heard that they don't actually support this for the Droid yet, so it's a bit hard to tell.

Smiley Happy

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supitsmike
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There are multiple applications for tethering that exist on Android. As far as I know Verizon doesn't offer THEIR OWN application to charge people.

 

The most that anyone can say is do a search of 'tethering' in the market and see what you come up with.

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sox575
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momx3drr wrote:

I'm getting ready to go camping for 2 weeks & will need to access the internet so that I can complete my college class assignments.  I was mislead when I bought my Droid that I would be able to tether it to my laptop for a internet connection.  I've since learned that this is not possible alothough I do have the option of using my daughters upgrade for the Droid X.  I'd really rather not purchase a new phone before I leave town.  Can someone help me figure out how to tether my laptop to my cell or is this even possible?

 

Thanks so much!!!

Melissa


 

I don't know how to do it but I'm sure you can find out from other websites. But I just wanted to warn you that if you do find a way to tether it, the "unlimited" data plan that we all have isn't really unlimited. In the fine print there's a monthly limit of gigabytes, which you wouldn't normally go over if you just use your cell to do mobile web stuff.

 

I read that on the Droid Forum at Motorola.

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Not applicable
Verizon offers tethering with some phones, but not the Droid. It's not free, it's basically $60 per month. Verizon never said or implied you can tether with a Droid.
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sranger
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Just do an Android Market search on the word "tether" and you will find what you are looking for.......

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