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    Unhappy Motorola Droid Full tether...

    Is there any way other than Proxiod to Tether my unrooted Motorola DROID. Proxiod works but I need more than just port 80.
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    Re: Motorola Droid Full tether...

    Root it?

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    Re: Motorola Droid Full tether...

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Root it?
    Cant do it till it is known how to lol I wish.
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    Re: Motorola Droid Full tether...

    Quote Originally Posted by modmadmike View Post
    Cant do it till it is known how to lol I wish.
    I think your wish came true:
    http://www.redmondpie.com/root-motor...2.0.1-9140198/

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    Re: Motorola Droid Full tether...

    Does this mean you can use your droid like an aircard w/o having to buy one and pay the extra fees for it?

    EDIT: I'm looking into getting a droid and the fact that I might be able to get rid of the charge for my aircard is a huge plus....I would have no idea how to set it up once it was "unlocked" as the tutorial says.
    Last edited by Neezer; December 10th, 2009 at 04:25 PM.

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    Re: Motorola Droid Full tether...

    Quote Originally Posted by Neezer View Post
    Does this mean you can use your droid like an aircard w/o having to buy one and pay the extra fees for it?

    EDIT: I'm looking into getting a droid and the fact that I might be able to get rid of the charge for my aircard is a huge plus....I would have no idea how to set it up once it was "unlocked" as the tutorial says.
    As long as your droid has an unlimited data plan, then you shouldn't need an AirCard if you've rooted it.

    There is wireless tethering and also USB tethering.

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    Re: Motorola Droid Full tether...

    I feel like I should warn you guys and say, on my G1, network manager has never worked with the wifi tethering, and Ubuntu is noted on their site as having terrible ad-hoc support.

    USB tethering with the Cyanogen firmware has worked really well, and doesn't completely kill the battery. I just make sure USB debugging mode is enabled, and whenever I plug it into an ubuntu box, it detects it and works right away, no configuration required. I don't think Cyanogen runs on the droid, yet, but there maybe an individual package for it you can install on a rooted phone.

    Also, if you're not running a custom firmware that includes it, you need to update the kernel so you have the iptables modules to enable tethering of any sort. So this definitely requires root. I could be wrong on this, too though, since iirc the droid runs a newer version of android than what's available on any other handset right now, so maybe it has a kernel that'll work.
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    Re: Motorola Droid Full tether...

    Here's the instructions for the HTC Magic:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...57&postcount=8
    Last edited by Shannon_VanWagner; December 31st, 2009 at 04:26 PM.
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    Re: Motorola Droid Full tether...

    From my blog entry here.

    So if you're like me you recently picked up the fabulous Verizon Droid Linux-based phone, and now you're one happy camper.

    I've been cruising along with my Droid for a month now, and I'm happy as a clam. I have to tell you... The Verizon Droid is quite a fine Linux-based device indeed.

    So now that I've used the Droid for awhile, I set out in search of a piece of functionality that I hadn't yet replaced from my Blackberry days. That is: The capability to tether my Droid as an Internet modem to my Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.10 machine using the USB cable.

    On the Blackberry, this was as simple as, a.) provisioning the data service through Verizon(yes, this does cost extra), and then b.) setting up the "Berry4All/BBTether" script (by the extravagant Mr. Thibaut Colar) on my Ubuntu Linux box.

    In my search for a solution, the first place I checked for a tethering application was in the Android Market. And while there are many other applications, the only app I was able to find for tethering, required for my phone to be "rooted". And so instead of jumping right into that, I went looking for an easier solution, and voila! - I found it.

    What I found is some easy tethering instructions by the masterful Shwan.c on this post at Ubuntuforums.org. So now there was only one problem: I'm using the Verizon Droid, not the HTC Magic. The good news is that the process is generally the same, except for a difference in hardware id information for the udev rules settings in Ubuntu.

    So after some minor changes, I've now successfully tethered my Verizon Droid via USB as a modem for my Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.10 machine.

    So here are the easy steps to get you up and running with using your Droid as a USB tethered modem (and a big Thanks to Shwan.c for posting the original idea):

    1.) Download the current Android SDK (Linux version) from:http://developer.android.com/sdk/dow...4-linux_86.tgz

    2.) Extract the SDK, then navigate to the folder where the adb application is:

    tar xvf android-sdk_r04-linux_86.tgz
    cd android-sdk-linux_86/tools

    3.) Copy the "adb" application to your Ubuntu /usr/bin directory (sudo privs needed)

    sudo cp adb /usr/bin/adb

    4.) Create/edit/save a rules file for udev to allow your machine to see your device

    sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/91-android.rules

    Put the text below into the file(using "i" to enter "insert" mode and hitting the escape key to return to "select" mode before saving.. C'mon, what fun would Linux be without using vi? If you really don't like vi, you can substitute with something like gedit, or nano, or kate, or etc.), replace USERNAME with your Linux username, then type ZZ to save the file from vi.

    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="22b8", SYMLINK+="android_adb", MODE="0666", OWNER="USERNAME"

    5.) Set the appropriate permissions to the rules file you just created.

    sudo chmod a+r /etc/udev/rules.d/91-android.rules

    6.) Restart udev to load the new rule.

    sudo restart udev

    7.) Enable "USB debugging" on your Verizon Droid via Settings>Applications>Development

    8.) Connect your Droid to the computer with the USB cable and then use the following adb command to check for your device.

    adb devices

    example:
    $ adb devices
    List of devices attached
    040364FA0901E011

    9.) Install openvpn on Ubuntu so you can connect to your device with it.

    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn openvpn
    sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
    sudo /etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart

    10.) Install openvpn on your Verizon Droid.

    cd /home/Downloads/
    mkdir azilink
    cd azilink
    wget http://lfx.org/azilink/azilink.apk
    adb install azilink.apk
    wget http://azilink.googlecode.com/files/azilink.ovpn

    11.) Create a replacement resolv.conf file to be copied over to your /etc directory at run-time:

    vi resolv.conf

    #Type in the text below(hit "i" for insert first, then ESC after the insert, before saving) and then hit ZZ to save

    domain lan
    search lan
    nameserver 192.168.56.1

    12.) Now create a very small script to start the modem

    vi start_modem

    #Type in the text below, then hit ZZ to save
    adb forward tcp:41927 tcp:41927
    sudo cp resolv.conf /etc/
    sudo openvpn --config azilink.ovpn

    13.) Set your new script to be executable.

    chmod 755 start_modem

    14.) On your Verizon Droid, launch the azilink app and place a checkmark by "Service active" so it can receive the connection from your Ubuntu machine.

    15.) With your wireless connection in Ubuntu "unchecked"(via right-click of the Network manager applet), launch the the connection script you just made in the Terminal:

    /home/Downloads/azilink/start_modem

    You should now be able to surf the Internet, using your Verizon Droid as a tethered modem. When you're finished - hit ctrl+c at the Terminal from which you started the connection script. Then uncheck "Service active" on your Droid.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Shannon_VanWagner; December 31st, 2009 at 04:24 PM.
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    Re: Motorola Droid Full tether...

    Great!!! Thanks to Shannon_VanWagner for posting such good instructions!!!! I was able to set it up on my droid without any problems.

    Now, I have another question. It works, but I get all sorts of error messages saying that the connection is unencrypted and that everything will be sent as plain text.Obviously, that is not good.

    Is there a way to encrypt the connections so that passwords and all will be secured?

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