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August 5, 2010
I just love my Kindle fire but it must have a wifi connection to download and to use the web. When our satellite dish is working its no problem but I always thought why can't I tether my DROID2 to my laptop and then make my laptop a wifi hot spot. i couldn't figure it out so I asked our friend super geek Don. Between him and John they used a cradlepoint router hooked into my laptop and then shared it using windows 7. I don't know all the techie details but just wanted to share since it can be done. Works great for my Kindle fire and since I have unlimited data on my DROID2 I have another way to access the internet.
Thanks for that, Jean. Glad to hear you found a solution.
The problem is, it does take not one, but two gurus to set it up.
I expect they used Internet Connection Sharing to accomplish the task. It is built in to Windows 7 and it works, mostly. But when it doesn't work, due to updates or for no apparent reason, it can be a real pain to fix.
ICS is not something I care to support, especially remotely. There are “how-to” articles on the web.
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September 20, 2010
Jean, Glad you worked out your issue of using your Kindle Fire with your Droid cell. There is another good way to accomplish the same thing. We have a Droid X and Razr and we use the free app Fox Fi. It turns your Droid into a hotspot that uses your unlimited data plan. I use it with my Nook Color and laptops. Works great. I got the free app at the Google Market Place. Think its called Google Play or something close to that.
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