04/11/2013, 02:50 PM
Hi! I was posting this on the thread about the Best Buy Verizon Pre 2 sale. Thought may it have it's own threat.
Since I'm not activating my Pre 2, I want to tether it to my Android phone. This is where I am:
I thought I needed a tether client on the Pre, but it looks like the Pre needs a client only to tether with bluetooth. I'm not sure about USB, but I doubt it. I'll have to get a USB micro-to-micro cable to try it. I tried FoxFi wifi tether, but it failed starting the hotspot. When I try to turn on the hotspot by hand in settings, I get an error that it can't find com.blah.blah.TurnOnOffWifi. I thought maybe the custom ROM deleted or froze that. I searched my phone, but didn't find anything. I believe I'd turn on wifi before I tied to activate the hotspot. I turn it off and tried again and it worked!
I could see the hotspot on the Pre, so I tried connecting. After a few false starts, I was able to get passed the login, but it failed obtaining an IP address. I tried setting the IP address, mask, gateway, etc by hand and was able to connect. But when I tried to go to a web site, I got an error that the internet was not available. So the phones are talking, but the Pre is not reaching the 'net. I have 4G on, I can get to places on the 'net on my Android phone, but the data TX/RX lights don't blink when the Pre ties to access the 'net.
I think because I'm not getting the IP address automatically, the Pre is only visible on the local network. I'll have to figure out why Auto works on our homw network, but not the hotspot.
I'll update soon.