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tethering and sprint

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by JohnWW, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. JohnWW

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    Hi there, I am looking for any information or leads etc on how to tether my pc with vista, ya I know yuk vista...for a while anyway, waiting to get 7 any way I am looking to tether to the palm pixi. who out there is going to show what a genius they are?
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    Re: tethering and spring

    Why do people continually call it "Spring?"
     
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    Re: tethering and spring

    Oops should read ,tethering and SPRINT,
     
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    Re: tethering and spring

    Still doesn't answer why so many people do it.
     
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    Re: tethering and spring

    I would guess that people make that mistake because we type too fast and hit the g located right below the t. But I am not looking for typing critique. Would you like to share your insight on tethering?
     
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    Telekom, does it really matter? The OP is asking about tethering, if you cannot help, please don't take this thread off topic.

    Thank you!

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    Re: tethering and spring

    Thank you charlyee
     
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    Re: tethering and spring

    I have yet to see a tethering app for the Pixi... My understanding is that Sprint will be adding this feature with the new versions of the pre / pixi.

    I know the pre has a homebrew version called my-tether... but you need to know some linux stuff to get it working.

    My Tether | PreCentral.net
     
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    Re: tethering and spring

    Thank you, I will keep an ear out for any info. I will keep checking maybe I will get lucky. All info is appreciated I enjoy the learning process
     
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    Re: tethering and spring

    Precentral did have some great info for the pre, I look forward to finding some for the pixi. Thanks again
     
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    Re: tethering and spring

    I was just curious since so many people seem to do it.
     
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    Re: tethering and spring

    I'm glad to hear you found some of the info of value. Precentral is a great resource for the Palm WebOS.

    Good luck and welcome to the WA forums.
     
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    I just called Sprint re getting a new phone. My contract has been up for a year. The operator told me that Sprint hasn't offered the phone as modem plan for a long time. I was tethering my Razr with their still available software. What is so? Can I tether a Hero or Blackberry tour? Is it just unsupported?
    Thanks
     
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    Sprint doesn't offer it on most of their plans, but if you got a Tour and then purchase a program called Tether (Tether BlackBerry | BlackBerry Modem | Tether) and it will allow you to use the Tour as a modem. It's technically not allowed by Sprint, but they have no way of knowing that you are doing it.
     
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    Thanks AnthroMatt
    Any thoughts on PdaNet? Since I haven't committed, it's still between the Tour and the Hero. Tether looks pretty good and it's totally Mac compatible. Tether has a Hero beta coming out but I can't tell when. PdaNet is Mac compatible for the Hero but only supports Bluetooth DUN for the Tour. I also saw a comment on a site about some tethering programs using proxy servers. How would that affect tethering?
    Thanks again

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    I have PdaNet on my Moment. It is the free version, so it doesn't permit access to encrypted sites. I haven'y decided to purchase it or not yet. I signed up for the beta trial of Tether for Android, so hopefully I will get to try that too.

    I used to have a Tour and Tether worked flawlessly with it, so that is my only real experience yet. I haven't had a chance to test Pdanet with my Moment aside from verifying that it does, in fact, work.

    I don't really know about the proxy thing. So long as the program worked and I got no extra charges, I didn't mind all that much how it went about doing it. :)
     
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    Thanks again.
     
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    Re: tethering and spring


    Hi,

    What about the Palm Treo Pro? Is Tether compatible with that phone through Sprint?
    Also, is Tether compatible with Windows XP?

    Thanks for you help..
     
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    I have used the purchased version of PDAnet and was surprised that it installed and worked flawlessly and didn't mess anything else up. I don't use it much but thought a backup method of getting on the net might come in handy one day.

    We now have another phone, an Android, but haven't set up anything compatible for it yet.
     

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