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    When I use mobile hotspot, my battery seems to run down or at least not charge even if I have the power cable attached and plugged in. (Just the USB one, not Touchstone -- I only use mobile hotspot while away from home base.) Does this make sense, that the power usage of mobile hotspot is greater than the charging capability?
    Verizon Palm Pre+, Palm WebOS 1.4.5
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    I would imagine that it is sometimes, but not all the time.


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    When I keep it plugged in via USB to the computer, power usageower drain is about even. Plugging into wall socket is much better.
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    Yeah, I believe that is normal. Sometimes I leave Govnah open while I'm using MHS to see the voltage current. If I use the USB through my laptop, or a touchstone to charge it, it's usually always negative.

    When I'm charging it through the wall outlet, the current is usually very low; or goes negative(usually when I am streaming video, or loading up multiple tabs in my browser). The MHS app uses a lot of power, I only use it while charging it through the wall. To use it any other way, your battery will definitely drain fast.
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    the wall charger puts out twice the charging power of the usb port.
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    I use the hotspot everyday (located on the touchstone) for my "unblocked" internet access at work. What I have noticed is that at 1ghz the drain was significant. I changed to the Palm default of 500mhz and some days there was no drain or minimal drain. I have now gone to 250mhz and it is staying level or even gaining charge occasionally. Using 250mhz doesn't noticably affect the internet except for veiwing streaming videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djmikel View Post
    I use the hotspot everyday (located on the touchstone) for my "unblocked" internet access at work. What I have noticed is that at 1ghz the drain was significant. I changed to the Palm default of 500mhz and some days there was no drain or minimal drain. I have now gone to 250mhz and it is staying level or even gaining charge occasionally. Using 250mhz doesn't noticably affect the internet except for veiwing streaming videos.
    I do the same thing at work because of our internet filters. I was wondering if I could use MHS to browse the net on one browser and still have my work network enabled for my work programs. As it is now, I disable my work internet connection when I use MHS on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigzeto View Post
    I do the same thing at work because of our internet filters. I was wondering if I could use MHS to browse the net on one browser and still have my work network enabled for my work programs. As it is now, I disable my work internet connection when I use MHS on the phone.
    In short, yes you can. Provided your MHS is broadcasting a ip range which is not part of your work range.
    i.e. MHS is 192.168.1.1-254
    Work is 172.19.66.1-254

    Now, to get this to work, you need to learn about router metrics.

    from command prompt type route -? to get the help

    below is an example of print

    Code:
    c:\ route print
    Active Routes:
    Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
              0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0    192.168.1.254    192.168.1.75       25
            127.0.0.0        255.0.0.0        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1       1
          192.168.1.0    255.255.255.0     192.168.1.75    192.168.1.75       25
         192.168.1.75  255.255.255.255        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1       25
        192.168.1.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.1.75    192.168.1.75       25
            224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0     192.168.1.75    192.168.1.75       25
      255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.1.75    192.168.1.75       1
      255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.1.75               2       1
      255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.1.75               3       1
    Default Gateway:     192.168.1.254
    ===========================================================================
    So, both your network card (usually what work uses) and your wireless card (usually what MHS uses) will have their own configs..

    On Windows XP (windows vista/7 are different. I'm not going to cover all those, if you really need help with that, someone else can chime in or email me, I accept palm donations of 3800ma batteries )

    From windows xp
    start -> settings -> network connections -> right click the wireless one -> properties -> double click IPv4 -> advanced -> now you'll see the Metrics for gateways and for the interface.

    The goal is to setup your wireless card to have a higher metric for all traffic

    then setup your NIC hardwired card to have a higher metric only for the network at work.

    So when you then do a route print
    you'll see traffic going to your work subnet routes out the work router with a higher metric value, and all other traffic goes out the wireless to MHS with a higher metric value.

    Best thing is to read up on how routes, metrics, and ipv4 work.

    another option, is to run ssh on your phone, run mhs, open putty to ssh into your phone, within Putty's config goto
    ssh-> tunnels -> source port 7070 -> destination localhost -> Dynamic -> auto -> check Add

    save that profile for next time

    then go into firefox,
    tools ->options -> advanced -> network -> settings -> for the http proxy put in localhost and port 7070, check the box below to use all protocals, and pick v4 at the bottom.

    If you have any exceptions, like a local webserver, put that in the exception list. hit OK, then check your whatsmyip.org or whatever. should now funnel all non-work web traffic out via your palm.

    Have fun!
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    If you open the slider while the app is running, it won't do that. Heat is the enemy.
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    My phone sometimes gets extremely hot when using MHS, so I normally take the back cover off and turn the phone upside down to allow the heat to vent. I also turn overclocking off to help.
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    @aramova

    Dude! You are awesome!

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