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Hi all,

I moved to a new house and for the time being I access the internet exculsively through my n900's mobile account.

While checking if Mobile Hotspot was working I used my gf's Galaxy S2 and my signal was nowhere to be found. I also tried it with Qt Mobile Hotspot, with the same results.

I tried a passwordless as well as a protected WAP and the SG2 found no network. I took my EEE and it connected immediately, the same for the laptop and my spare n900. So I added the N900 WAP manually into the list of WAP's on the GS2 but now it tells me the network is not within reach.

So the question is: Has anyone else had trouble tethering to a Galaxy S2?

It is in no way a vital problem, as my gf uses her own dataplan, but the fact it doesn't work made me google around and since I couldn't find anything usefull, I figured I'd pop the question here.
 
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AFAIK (1) the N900 only works as an ad-hoc AP.
AFAIK (2) Android does not have support for ad-hoc WLAN.

Bad mix, I'm afraid.

Please anyone confirm (1) and/or (2).
 

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Originally Posted by reinob View Post
AFAIK (1) the N900 only works as an ad-hoc AP.
AFAIK (2) Android does not have support for ad-hoc WLAN.

Bad mix, I'm afraid.

Please anyone confirm (1) and/or (2).
I confirm Android does not work with AD-HOC networks.
 

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IMHO.. Android has 100% Ad-Hoc Support..

check out the link in signature.. the one which says
"SOLVED Nitdroid Ad-Hoc tether"

follow the section which explains how to use ZT-AD-HOC-TERTHER

cheers
 

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Originally Posted by immi.shk View Post
IMHO.. Android has 100% Ad-Hoc Support..

check out the link in signature.. the one which says
"SOLVED Nitdroid Ad-Hoc tether"

follow the section which explains how to use ZT-AD-HOC-TERTHER

cheers
To me it still does not. Android does not support AD-HOC networks out of the box. I have never succeeded an unrooted android phone to discover an AD-HOC network.

Maybe your solution will work, thanks for sharing it.
 
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Thank you all for your replies. I am quite amazed the SG2 does not support ad hoc connections out of the box. Would be a nice addition to an otherwise pretty decent consumer device.

@immi

Ill have a look at the suggestions you linked, but gfs device is not rooted and the route to go and tether from my debian laptop seems odd as well, if it even works. But thanks for sharing.
 
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