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  1.    #1  
    I'm almost not wanting to post this, as I just discovered it and don't especially want it stopped before I can really enjoy it. But I have to share this with the Pre community...

    I have just discovered that my STOCK Pre (Not, I repeat, NOT ROOTED!) can TETHER WITH WINDOWS 7!!

    I have a dual-boot Ubuntu / Win7 Lenovo T60 laptop and just for fun I decided to connect up to Bluetooth with it. Now, keep in mind that I usually just keep the Bluetooth turned off as I don't use a headset and I don't want to waste battery on Bluetooth when I'm not using it. But I was bored and wanted to see what I could do via Bluetooth with Win 7 (Ubuntu would connect, but not much else that I could see.)

    So I fired up the Bluetooth, the Pre made itself discoverable, and I hooked up to it with Win 7. Well, Win7 IMMEDIATELY set up a network connection and asked me what kind of network (home, work or public) I was connecting to. I selected "Public" and then disabled my laptop Wifi connection. My Ethernet was not attached. I could immediately get online and surf around at HIGH SPEED. In fact, I am posting this from my tethered laptop right now!

    Now, the only trick is that my Pre is connected to my work Wifi. (I JUST realized this as I was typing.) So It's possible I'm going out via wifi. However the fact that network tethering of any kind is possible in Win7 is still a HUGE plus.

    I'm going to post this, disable the Pre wifi, and then see if I can still connect. I'll post with results in a moment.
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    Awww Crap.

    Nope, it WAS going out via wifi, not evdo.

    I disabled the wifi, and then refreshed the page. I got an Auth error on the Pre telling me that "Internet connection sharing is not enabled on this device. Contact Sprint for assistance."

    Dang.

    Sorry to get everyone's hopes up.

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    kthxbye
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    Yeah that happens. As soon as you turn wifi off on the Pre you will get the error message and you won't have internets. I did the same thing and got all excited till I realized what was happening.
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    Just keep on eye out in the Homebrew Apps section of the forums. There's an app there that works great for this. The developer is working on a no-root installer as we speak.
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    What a waste of a read
    Sprint Palm Pre-
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigaS27 View Post
    What a waste of a read
    I dunno it was kind of fun for me
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    Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigaS27 View Post
    What a waste of a read
    Quote Originally Posted by zna03 View Post
    kthxbye
    Lighten up, guys. He was trying to share something he thought he found and corrected it quickly. Give him a break - he's trying to contribute unlike you two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigaS27 View Post
    What a waste of a read
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    This was more of a waste.
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    To the OP, it is all good, I think we have all had one of those "faux-Aha!" moments and we get caught up in the excitement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zna03 View Post
    kthxbye
    I lol'ed
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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoustipster View Post
    I dunno it was kind of fun for me
    me too.

    first I was like
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    then I was like
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    Quote Originally Posted by zelet View Post
    Lighten up, guys. He was trying to share something he thought he found and corrected it quickly. Give him a break - he's trying to contribute unlike you two.
    I am being light. Not like I said "TO BAD YOUR A FRIKIN MORON AND DIDN'T TEST YOUR "GREAT FIND" BEFORE GETTING ALL GIDDY LIKE A LITTLE GIRL AND POSTING ABOUT IT"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zna03 View Post
    I am being light. Not like I said "TO BAD YOUR A FRIKIN MORON AND DIDN'T TEST YOUR "GREAT FIND" BEFORE GETTING ALL GIDDY LIKE A LITTLE GIRL AND POSTING ABOUT IT"

    OUCH!!!
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    Well, it technically is tethering.
    Sidekick Color > Moto MPx220 > HTC Typhoon > Moto Q > HTC Apache > HTC Hermes > HTC Tilt > Palm Pre > HTC EVO 4G > HTC EVO 3D

    iPad 16GB WiFi > iPad 2 64GB WiFi
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    all aboard the failboat
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    To all the negative nancys, get a life...
    This is a place for us all to learn and share.
    Have fun explore and pass it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyv69 View Post
    To all the negative nancys, get a life...
    This is a place for us all to learn and share.
    Have fun explore and pass it on.
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    That would have been awesome if it really worked. I could stop paying 60 bucks a month for my air card.
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