Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tethered Success!

TetheredPhone

After hours of diligently banging my head on the keyboard, I have tethered my Samsung Moment to my Windows XP laptop! Countless forums and web pages were filled with posts from other Moment users who said that all they had to do was follow the instructions and everything worked. I followed the instructions from PdaNet and from EasyTether, but to no avail. My computer refused to install drivers for my phone when USB debugging was activated. With USB debugging inactivated I had no problem. I downloaded Samsung PC Studio, and installed it: no help.

Finally, I found a site that looked slightly dodgy and the drivers it offered didn’t even look like they were specifically for the Moment, but I installed them anyway against my better judgment. Half-way through I was filled with doubt and remorse, but it was too late. The deed was done and the least I could do is see if it worked. AND IT DID!!!1 All of a sudden, my computer thought I had four Android devices connected where before it had only ever seen two.

I unplugged the Ethernet cable from the wall and lo! I was able to continue using the internet via my phone’s USB connection. I must have invested over four hours on this problem a few weeks ago and almost three hours today. Now if only this were one of the tasks on my to-do list, then I could have the added satisfaction of a checkmark in a box.

2 comments:

Michael said...

Your persistence paid off!

Jack Turner said...

Now that I've rooted my phone, all of that work has become moot. I just turn on my phone's WiFi and serve up internet that way. It's much simpler.