5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2010 12:19 AM by crb79 RSS

    Setup for Hot Spot

    jey

      Droid X with Mobile HotSpot service.  I need a review of the setup procedure.  Attempted to setup the laptop (Windoze XP Pro), and it only had WEP and WPA options in the Wizard, not WPA2.  Do I use the DROID SSID?  The Wizard placed severe limitations on the size of the password.  Setting up the DROID hotspot  for WPA2, just asked for a password, no limitations on format.

       

      I think I'm getting a bit  of mixed signals.   Just what is the sequence of setup steps?

       

      Thanx for the help.

       

       

        • 1. Re: Setup for Hot Spot
          crb79

          You need an optional update for XP from the Windows update site and it will give you wpa2

          • 2. Re: Setup for Hot Spot
            jey

            Thanx.  That will take care of the WPA2 issue.  Is there a special format to the password?

             

            • 3. Re: Setup for Hot Spot
              crb79

              I haven't used the hotspot for the Droid X, but it should handle just like most traditional encryptions.  You set a pass-key on your broadcasting end, then input the pass-key on the device you want to connect to the hotspot.  If I recall correctly WPA2 also allows you to use a passphrase, usually more than 8 characters long and could be any combination or letters symbols or words.

               

              Ie: I8Ho7dogS  or you could be really fancy with it and go 20+ characters with symbols and such.

              • 4. Re: Setup for Hot Spot
                jey

                Finally got the laptop to find the Droid.  interesting, WPA2 will allow any format passphrase.  WEP and WPA require a specific format.

                 

                Thanx again, for the help.

                 

                • 5. Re: Setup for Hot Spot
                  crb79

                  Glad I could help.  That is what I like about WPA2, you can use pass phrases.  This can make your Wireless security stronger as well as make it easier for you to remember your pass.

                   

                  Keep a track on your data usage while you are using hotspot so that you don't get hit with a $20 per Gb overage unexpectedly.