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I have Nexus 7 tablet and have been trying to connect it to a mobile internet using my N900 as a WiFi hotspot.

I tried everything I could think of; Qt Mobile Hotspot app, setting it up from a command line (iptables /ifconfig/iwconfig), clear connection, WEP encrypted... nothing really helps.

My Dell laptop (with Ubuntu) can connect to this AP, so it seems to be setup properly, but the Android 4.2 on the tablet does not even show the ESSID so I cannot connect to it.

If anyone could give me some hints what else to try in order to make it work, I would really appreciate it.
 
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Android supports only infrastructure networks and the N900 creates an ad-hoc network. Only way around this is to root the android tab and replace the wpa-supplicant files if you can find them somewhere.
 

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Is it because the N7 can't see non infrastructure WiFi hotspots?
 
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Android supports Ad-Hoc mode? i don't think so. (webOS had the same issue at hand)
Also, http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=35629
 
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Thanks for such a quick answer guys!
Now it makes it all clear - I've been struggling for nothing.
Cheers!
 

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There are also methods available over at XDA-Developers forum to make Android devices see Ad-Hoc access points, but they all require that you root your device first.
 
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Thanks everyone for your support.
After all I think it's just easiest to:
1) Install Bluetooth DUN on the phone
2) Use BlueVPN on the tablet.
And same goal achieved: mobile internet on N7 via N900
 
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Originally Posted by slarti View Post
Android supports only infrastructure networks and the N900 creates an ad-hoc network. Only way around this is to root the android tab and replace the wpa-supplicant files if you can find them somewhere.
hi Friend,
I am New User of Maemo fremantle.
I have a nokia n900 Mobile Phone.
now i have a problem on my phone. it reboting when iturn it on.
Please reply me............................
i am confused
it can't put Usb Cable too.
 
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