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Using Moto Droid to Tether iPad

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    Hey guys,
    I know there are a few threads similar to this that I have been looking through, but none of them have solved my issue.
    I got my iPad 32 wifi last night and am having trouble tethering it with my Droid (running 2.2.1 & rooted).
    I've tried using Wireless Tether and Barnacle.
    I heard that Wireless Tether won't work with the default ROM. But it says on the Barnacle site that it will work with the default ROM.
    My iPad finds the network fine, but when I go in a browser or something, it says its not connected to the internet.

    Any advice or something I can try?
    It's kinda bumming me out because I didn't get the 3G one specifically so I could tether.

    Thanks.
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    Not too familiar with rooting but mine is running cyanogen and works great with wireless tether from the get go.
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    I know this is off topic, but could you direct me to a tutorial to get Cyanogen installed? Rooting was no problem, but I'm not familiar with installing ROMs.
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    Cynagen is for iphone only i think
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    This is my problem exactly! I, too, have wireless tether and barnacle and both will show on the iPad but neither will connect me to the Internet. I.m going to try to find cyanogen. If you have success, please post it and so will I.
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    Incorrect. Very incorrect.

    But I'm installing Cyanogenmod as we speak, so I'll report back with my results, (hopefully).
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    I have droid x and using wireless tether to my iPad wifi......I could connect when I locked the android tether but when I don't lock it I can connect fine....in your super user icon click it and make sure wireless tether app has green light beside it, open wireless tether app too and turn off enable access control
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    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
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    I have found with my Droid 1 running UD that the kernals are the key. Try a few different kernals and see if that helps.
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    Well after finally getting Cyanogenmod up and running properly, the tethering seems to be working. It wouldn't work with Barnacle for some reason, but Wireless Tether seems to be working for the most part.

    Thanks for the replies
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    Where did you get cyanogenmod? I found a website but no way to download. And what exactly IS cyanogen? I saw that it is a ROM, but I don't understand what that is in that respect. It used to mean Read Only Memory, but I think that if I knew what it was and what it did, I'd have a better chance of dealing with it.
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    Wireless tether works fine with the stock rom. But you have to be rooted. Sister forums, droidfourms.net has a hacker section to walk you through it. Barnacle works fine without root but can be a hassle to set up...email the developer...he is very responsive.

    Once one of those is working properly you can connect the iPad through the wireless settings. But the default in the iPad will be to not auto connect. F
    Ip that switch and it will then grab the dns settings it needs to make the complete Internet connection. Otherwise it jet gets an ip and doesn't know what to do after that.

    I am connected to a rooted moto Droid running stock fray rom right now. Let's see if this post shows up.

    Nate
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    What is a kernel? I know that is a newby question and I'll most likely get lots of condescending remarks, but if I'm going to become a hacker LOL and tether my iPad, I have to know these things.
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    Do I install cyanogenmod on the Droid or iPad?
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    In simplest terms, its just basically a different theme.
    I used this tutorial. It was pretty easy.
    Just look around their site and the wiki and it will explain it better.

    I was rooted, but it wouldn't work for some reason.

    Droid.
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    A kernel is hard to explain if you have to ask. Basically, a computing device has "Layers". The foundation layer is the hardware. The top layer is the user interface of the operating system or the application layer if an app is open. In between you have other layers, one of which is a kernel that lays somewhere between the hardware and the operating system, before the drivers layer. Hardware loads, then the kernel, then the drivers, then the OS. That is what you are waiting on when you boot a computer.

    So the kernel provides the information that the OS uses to drive the hardware. Things like, how fast can the CPU run (clock speed) are controlled by the kernel. Also, on the droid, the ability toi use the wifi radio chip is controleld by the kernel.

    A custom kernel will unlock things that the stock phone was not suppose to do. The manaufacturer will not provide support for these things but it will not void any warranty...they just won't help you if it breaks it. I use a kernel built by P3Droid (search for pete or p3droid kernels on Droidfourms.net) that allows for over clocking and wireless tether. Pete modified the stock kernel to allow those items..he did not build it from scratch. Some phones allow the use of a low voltage kernel while others puke on them. Its a trial and error process to see if yours can benefit from a low voltage kernel. The advantage is a slightly longer battery life and cooler processor temps. But the benefitis is not worth the constant locking and rebooting if your phone won't handle it. I use a standard voltage kernel with a OC speed of 1 ghz with 7 slots (slots means how many different clock speeds will it support, 250 through 1000 mhz).

    Any more information needed, search for it on Droidforums.net. Lots of noob posts asking the same questions.

    Nate (I use the same screen name and user id on that forum so you'll find me there next)
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    Me too Nate.....u must be wireless tethering your x to your ipad also!
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    I have the original Droid by Motorola...but yes. Mostly just use wifi but once in a while hook on to 3G through Droid.

    Nate
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    My wife and I both have EVO's and iPads. Out EVOs are rooted and have WiFi tether installed. All of a sudden the WiFi tether did not work. When I checked I thought it was an iPad issue, but I got the same4 issue with a laptop.

    So finally I tested the WiFi tether with my Evo and iPad at my office. It seemed to work flawlessly.

    Conclusion: the cellular signal at my home is weak, being one or two bars. At my office I get a full signal and some 4G. It seems to me that the WiFi tether may not work when the signal appears weak below a certain level.
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    nykbob, how did u root your evo? z4? thats how my droix x is done but i have co workers wondering how to root theres but i wasent sure since they have htc's

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