April 14th, 2009

Android tethering

Android wifi tether is pretty useful application: it is significantly easier to use than running shell scripts by hand, and somehow works better, too.

Unfortunately, G1 has some problems with tethering. Namely, if you have poor signal, and use USB connection for charging, it is unable to keep the battery charged, and will shutdown itself without warning after few hours...

(Also, being able to use infrastructure -- not ad-hoc -- mode for wifi tether would be nice. I'm not sure about access point support (that would be very cool), but tethering existing AP would do.)

On a related note, 2.6.30-rc1 seems to support ad-hoc on intel 3945ABG wifi. It did not work in 2.6.29.... so it is not that huge problem now.