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Tether for Android tablet with wifi only

Pacrozier
suggested this on May 23, 2012 08:12 PM

I would love to be able to Tether my Android tablet (ICS) to my phone and use the phone's data plan to access the internet.  With the growth of wifi only tablets whose owners have smart phones with data plans, I suspect there is a market for such a solution.  I would most certainly buy it if it was offered for sale.

 

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Edward

I would rather use a program by tether ratherthan june fabrics version because i find tether to be more reliable so tether folks listen up,,make tether to connect from a phone to android tablets, we are willing to pay!!

June 05, 2012 08:38 AM
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Lloyd

I have been waiting for some time to Tether my blackberry to my android tablet.  I do not want to give up my blackberry to have access the net with my android tablet.  Is this a difficult operation?

June 17, 2012 05:56 PM
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Gerrard Manuel
I agree with you guys 100%. Likewise I also got a andriod tablet thinking I could connect it to the net via B.B tethered modem,there has to be away.and I have faith that the ppl at tether will find away 2 do so
June 30, 2012 08:41 PM
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andrew reeves

I have the galaxy 8.9, gt-p7310 android tablet.

When do you folks think that may be an upgrade available to subscribers?

July 26, 2012 03:15 PM
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Gronk Niblet

Nexus 7 wifi table tethered to iPhone = WIN - please, please, please make an Android app that connects to tether running on iPhone!

August 03, 2012 04:16 PM
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Steve Brown

I own a ASUS Transformer tablet with wifi and bluetooth. I right away thought of using it with my BBerry phone and bluetooth to access the Internet.  WAS VERY SURPRISED to find that there isn't a Tether app for Android. This device is selling like hotcakes and many people will want to access internet on the go via their BBerry phone.

September 14, 2012 06:27 PM
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Paul Marquardt

I came here to spend money - nothing to spend it on.  There's a huge opportunity to tether Android tablets, particularly for people who are savvy enough to know that's the right answer but not geeky enough to start rooting around (ha) the guts of their tablet to make it happen.

September 18, 2012 11:10 PM
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David Russell

Funny, odd how they (Tether.com staff) doesn't respond to this question, either regarding Android or iPhone.......they're obviously NOT working on it.  This is an OBVIOUS and INHERENT oversight!!

September 27, 2012 02:24 PM
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Edward

well,, i had to make the switch to pda.net. gained a lot of speed and no crashes. Sorry tether, but your software isn't as good as i thought it was..

September 27, 2012 10:55 PM
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Stefania Chaves

Thanks god i didnt buy the tablet i was planing to buy thinking that tether would work with my BB to the android. Now i'll have to wait until i change my mobile to android ¬¬ THANK YOU TETHER!

September 30, 2012 07:17 PM
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Mehul Trivedi
Tether.com Support

Tether currently does not support tablets.
We are looking into the possibility of adding this functionality to Tether in the future.

You can join our mailing list to be notified about this and all other Tether related news by visiting http://tether.com/wifi and entering your email address at the bottom of the page. You can unsubscribe to the mailing list at any time and we do not give your personal information out to anyone.

There is one indirect way to tether your tablet. You can use internet on your tablet through your windows pc by creating Hptspot on windows pc.
You can use your pc as Hotspot using third party application connectify.me
We are introducing Hotspot feature in our version 2.3.0.1 for the iPhone version for windows 7 & it is under testing.

October 07, 2012 02:42 AM
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Allen Rosenston

The last entry was two months ago. Have you coem up with an app to allow me to tether my Samsun Galaxy Tab 2 (7")  to my phone?  I am able toTether my Laptop to the Phone but the approach above of Tablet to Laptop to Phone is just not realistic.  There has got to be a way to tether my wifi tablet to the cell phone.

December 05, 2012 12:17 AM
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Denise Eaton

Same as abovementioned,have blackberry want to tether my tablet!

March 28, 2013 11:08 PM
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Mehul Trivedi
Tether.com Support

Tether currently does not support tablets.
We are looking into the possibility of adding this functionality to Tether in the future.

You can join our mailing list to be notified about this and all other Tether related news by visiting http://tether.com/wifi and entering your email address at the bottom of the page. You can unsubscribe to the mailing list at any time and we do not give your personal information out to anyone.

There is one indirect way to tether your tablet. You can use internet on your tablet through your windows pc by creating Hptspot on windows pc.
You can use your pc as Hotspot using third party application connectify.me
We are introducing Hotspot feature in our version 2.3.0.1 for the iPhone version for windows 7 & it is under testing.

March 29, 2013 12:14 AM
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Wes Myers

I attempted the above suggested connectify.me solution on my windows 8 laptop. Connectify.me runs fine and sees the tether connection however within 30 seconds of the connectify.me hotspot being started the tether to computer connection is lost. It acts like the two programs are conflicting while trying to use the one wifi transmitter in the laptop. I tried several different times but this happens every time. If the folks at Tether.com have a solution to this I would love to hear it.

Like everyone else I would really like to use my Android tablet directly with my Iphone using Tether.com.

Thanks.

May 07, 2013 10:38 AM
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Triharder1

Tether--get on the stick. This is a great app. But you're falling behind by not creating an app for tablets; Bluetooth connectivity with Android.

June 12, 2013 05:03 PM
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Burzak

As the only response from Tether has been the same boiler plate statement five months apart the latest being nine months back it gives suspicion that either the adaptability of the basic app is daunted by Android tablet OS or that Jelly Bean xxx  mutates too rapidly.  Perhaps its just a matter that the phone carriers and/or the tablet manufacturers have paid off Tether not to develop the capability. GM used to do the same thing for innovations they prefer not compete with or that introduced features they didn't yet want the consumer to have access although they often simply just bought the rights and shelved the innovation.  Until Blackberry finally dries up totally guess I will have to keep their unique ability to bridge their smart phone with their PlayBook tablet. Not ideal especially as Blackberry is no longer supporting PlayBook but the feature remains functional for now.  Pity the great leap of innovation represented by Tether has failed to advance with the pace of tablets supplanting laptops.  I still, by-the-way, utilize Tether to link with my note book but I prefer to travel lite and a tablet is best and eventually will need to replace the PlayBook with likely an Android product but believe there is a sufficient paying market demand for both willing Android & Apple users not to be ignored unless, as suspected, there is incentive to Tether being provided not to.  The idea of lugging my notebook and a tablet just to daisy chain some Rube Goldberg setup, even should it work, is contra indicated and defeats the purpose.  Strongly encourage Tether provide reply as to the progress and anticipated launch, if their statement is to be believed, they are working to provide tethering to tablets. Disappointed by apparent lack of progress.

November 23, 2013 08:22 PM
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John Haskins

I completely concur with BURZAK post that it does seem after seeing Tethers response seems to be an auto generated " Everyone just stay tuned to us creating the bridge for all purpose tethering regardless of your devices or OS versions "  There are apps on the Google Play store that allows recognition via Bluetooth but I found that if you had the ability to enter manually your MAC address especially BB, you could bridge the software to allow it to recognize your smartphone. Most time when you download Tether to a android tablet, the program says it does not recognize your Phones ( Tablet ) ID cause it is trying to establish a connection to a data plan via android and one of my tablets ( Kocaso M776, comes with the ability to load sim cards) which makes it a basic phone and it has Bluetooth connectivity but Tether on this tablet cannot communicate back to the tether on my blackberry stating it is waiting for a Bluetooth or usb connection and it goes back to what I am saying that tether on your tablet needs a data plan to complete the connectivity process, so I am now investigating what data plans will support the feature as well as if BB has a sim card, which I doubt and even so that completely defeats the tethering mobile ability one requires as a independent operation. I do not see Tether making this happen as the phone providers would lose out tremendously with this being a general offered product and that is why it is available nationally to PC applications only as an emergency when you have disruption with your primary ISP provider. 

December 17, 2013 02:10 PM
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James McCormick

Any update on this matter? It is possible that the cell providers are closing the "loophole" and this is causing a problem. Still, there should be some answer. 

April 07, 2014 02:46 AM
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LeaTatum
April 08, 2014 01:05 PM