help connecting phone hotspot to computer.
millerscabin
Newbie

I am trying to use Droid X as hot spot to my laptop.  Not sure how to set the computer so that it will recognize the droid...

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bigtitan
Contributor - Level 2

Do you have that capability enabled on your phone and that feature on your plan?

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millerscabin
Newbie

Yes

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Wildman
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Yeah that is the most important part....  Now if you have a plan for the Hotspot then all you should have yo do is start app on device and then go on pc and search for new wifi network (Just like if you was connecting to a home router) and enter any password if it was set on device and then you should be up and going..

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millerscabin
Newbie

Do I use the password that is set up on the phone wifi

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bigtitan
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as far as I know, pretty sure you actually have to turn off your WiFi prior to setting up 3G hotspot in order for it to work correctly...At least I think so....

Message was edited to not be repetitive

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Wildman
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Actually the software should take over wifi hardware because this is how the device transmit the signal..

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bigtitan
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ahhh ok. thanks for the correction...  I have actually never done it, just thought I remember from surfing around reading about the DX that you should shut it off...it doesn't make sense but I figured i'd mention in case it were true

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