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How to tether Huawei IDEOS X3 phone to laptop? (Solved)
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Apr 2012, 08:01    Post subject:  How to tether Huawei IDEOS X3 phone to laptop? (Solved)  

Can someone point me to a post to tether the Huawei IDEOS X3
to a laptop, running wireless from the phone....like a router.

http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_u8510_ideos_x3-3840.php

Searched and searched....can't see it.
Tried various options....over 2 hours yesterday.

And I am using TPG.

http://www.tpg.com.au/

Gives me 1.5 gig data as well as calls >> $15

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Hmmmm....

Just saw this as well. I'll have to check.

" 1.31 How do I setup Tethering in my mobile phone?

Tethering can only be used in mobile phone with tethering capabilities. Please refer to your handset device's manual or website if you are unsure on how to enable tethering on your phone.
You can also contact our Mobile Technical Support team on
02 9007 2000 (option 3) if you require further assistance. "


http://www.tpg.com.au/support/faqs_mobile.html#1.30

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Chris.

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2012, 05:32    Post subject:  

Bump >> 4 tether Huawei phone to laptop.

Chris.
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greengeek

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2012, 06:02    Post subject:  

I use an Ideos U8150 for this function (pretty sure the X3 is an upgrade from the 8150). I simply go to Wireless and networks, then "Wireless tethering" and tick the box. (Obviously I had to enter the tethering config first time I did it - which only involved setting up a netwrok name and password).
Is there a specific part of the tethering that is not working? Any error message? It should really be so simple that a tutorial is not needed)

Once the tethering is ticked, use Puppy (particularly Frisbee) to view wireless networks and connect with the previously entered password and away you go.

Sorry I don't have the phone in front of me or I could be more specific about the wording of the menus. (Can get it out of the car if needed...)

Have you set up a data pack with the 3g network operator? There are various options available, and you may also have to call their helpdesk to check some of the settings in the phone to ensure that it passes the correct parameters to the provider. They should guide you through the phone setup, and you just have to do as they ask.

Also, some phones have to be "rooted" first (instructions on the internet..) but that should not be necessary with the X3 I don't think.

If connection failures occur the 3g operator usually asks you to take the battery out of the phone to do a "hard reset". They don't explain why, but it works anyway.

I find that I can boot my netbook on Saluki, connect to the internet via my Ideos, check my email, and shutdown, all within 2 minutes and 10 seconds. Great during the day when I am stuck in my car and need to stay in touch with work.

Sorry if this is a bit fragmented - I am a bit tired. But post back if this doesn't help.
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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2012, 07:46    Post subject:  

Hi Chris

Since your phone uses android 2.3.x it should have tethering enabled.
This should allow you to setup and activate tethering on your phone.

Then using puppy or other OS to find the wifi hot spot using SNS, Frisbee or similar, should work just like using your home wifi.


Tried to attach some stuff that should be useful, but no go, will try again later.
Just seen greengeek's reply.

anyway HTH - very best regards - Ray

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2012, 17:40    Post subject:  

Thanks both of you.

I will try and test it over the weekend....

my wife's phone...ha!...ha!

I love computers but I hate phones.

But I just wanted to try it out with Puppy.

Chris
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PostPosted: Sat 12 May 2012, 01:01    Post subject:  

This has been killing me to fix.

However, as I have found out...it's pretty simple.

Tethering the Huawei Ideos phone to my laptop,
makes it a a wireless router Wi-Fi hotspot.

It uses much more battery power...so be warned.

Overuse of your mobile data attracts a big price penalty.
Beware of your usage.

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How to tether Ideos X3 Phone

From your phone screen
>> click on Menu >> then go to Settings.

>> Click on Wireless & Network.

>> Click Tethering & Portable hotspot...at the bottom of this menu.

>> Click on ‘Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
the tethering on your phone is now enabled.

>> Now click on Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings

>> Name your network >> AndroidAP

The guide below uses a different name, as it is a different model.

However >> AndroidAP is my default APN
Access Point Name on this phone.

>> Add the security level
>> Select WPA2 PSK
>> and provide a password....
The more number/letters the better.

Most of this came from this guide....many thanks to the author.
The easiest advice that I came across.

http://androidadvices.com/tether-ideos-x2-u8500-wifi-hotspot

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When you boot a recent Puppy....install Frisbee.

Frisbee is either enabled automatically or is an option >> Pet
in Network or Internet >> in the Puppy menu.
Sometimes it is in the Connect menu on the screen.

Run Frisbee
and it will detect the >> AndroidAP
>> as a wifi hotspot.

Type in your password....
wait 30 - 45 seconds, for Frisbee to connect,
and you are good to go.

Windows 7 sees it as well.
Vista and XP need Network Magic >> 4 hidden networks.

I have uploaded Network Magic here.

http://www.datafilehost.com/download-d257a07e.html

Old version…still good. Good 4 Vista....and XP.
Let’s you use the simple features after 7 days.


Do not update it.
Do not use for Win 7....they fixed their crappy wireless security.

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A further guide for some networks.
May be useful but the Android Advices guide, as above
was hassle free.

http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/01/20/apn-settings-for-android-to-enable-internet-mms/#TPG%20Mobile%20AU

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Enjoy ............Chris.
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PostPosted: Sat 12 May 2012, 01:46    Post subject:  

cthisbear wrote:

>> Name your network >> AndroidAP
The guide below uses a different name, as it is a different model.
However >> AndroidAP is my default APN
Access Point Name on this phone.

This name shouldn't be dependent on the model - you can change it to whatever makes it meaningful for you (eg: Chris_Android_AccessPoint)

If you leave it at the default it might be confusing as you might end up with some sort of conflict - especially in a busy commercial area. There are large numbers of Android phones out there now and it wont be long before everybody will be connecting to the internet this way - it is just so convenient!

Hope your wife doesn't mind you wirelessly piggybacking on her data plan while her phone is sitting quietly in her handbag Smile

Also - you can cut down the battery wastage by turning off gps and also making sure that the wireless internet is turned off - most people think that wireless internet has to be on to enable tethering - but it doesn't. Wireless internet simply means that the Android phone keeps hunting for your home router - even while you are out and about on the street.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2012, 03:18    Post subject:  

Update.

Every time you boot up your phone

you have to Click on the >>Portable Wi-Fi hotspot
and re-enable the tethering on your phone.

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greengeek "

" his name shouldn't be dependent on the model -
you can change it to whatever makes it meaningful for you (eg: Chris_Android_AccessPoint) "

Yes...I agree. But I just wanted to test and post,
if only so I can remember how to set it up.

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" If you leave it at the default it might be confusing "

Same reply.

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" Hope your wife doesn't mind you wirelessly piggybacking "

Both of us have TPG.
Free youtube ...etc.

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" wireless internet is turned off "

Always connected to our home router, sons' router etc.

She has a power app.
My son does Android.
Just upgraded to 4 because Telstra haven't updated it.
A useless company.

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Chris.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 23:26    Post subject:  


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jul 2012, 04:33    Post subject:  

How to Get Free 4G LTE Wifi Tether/Mobile Hotspot on Rooted Droid Razr!

http://droidrazrroot.com/droid-razr-wifi-tether/how-to-get-free-4g-lte-wifi-tethermobile-hotspot-on-rooted-droid-razr/

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Shows it is there....even though he's using >>usb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XEQd4HO6e4

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Carriers Crack Down on Wireless-Tethering App for Android

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/05/wireless-tethering-crackdown/

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jul 2012, 15:59    Post subject:  

cthisbear wrote:
Carriers Crack Down on Wireless-Tethering App for Android
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/05/wireless-tethering-crackdown/

Seems really odd for the carriers to prevent wireless tethering. Surely the user is already paying for the traffic that thay are transmitting through the carriers network, so whats the problem if that traffic is data (from a tethered laptop) rather than voice or data from the Android browser??

Could it be that data coming from the Android browser allows them to spy or to push advertising??? Where data coming from an external device is more protected maybe??
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