So Rogers thought they locked their users out of tethering for those who are paying for less than a gig. Well if you happen to be someone who has a Google Nexus One on a Rogers Wireless 500MB data plan – you can now tether to your heart’s content – or at least until you burn through your 500 megs and can’t stand to pay the expensive overage costs.
Simply upgrade to Android 2.2 (froyo) and enable your portable wireless hotspot from within settings. Just connect to it from your laptop and have access to your full 500 megs on your computer.
Here is a simple little guide on how to get going with your Nexus One’s Portable Hotspot feature.
First of all – make sure you have the latest release of the android OS (2.2 at this point.) 2.2 (or Froyo) has been the first version so far to offer the wireless hotpot feature – we sincerely hope it’s not the last.. Our testing has been done on the AT&T version of the devices using the Rogers Wireless (Canada) and At&T (US) networks – but we’re quite confident it would work just the same on any cellular network – provided you have a data plan with that company
Here are the steps:
- Go to Settings
- Select Wireless and Networks
- Select Tethering and Portable Hotspot
- Check the box next to Portable Wi-Fi hotpot (the network is now enable)
- Not go to Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings
- Configure Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Set the name of your network
- Set the security to WPA2PSK
- Set a password for your hotspot and click Save
- Now simple go to you computer, scan for wireless networks and connect to your portable hotspot using the password you just created
Pretty simple – but we though it might be helpful to a few people.