Trying to get my N7 working with my ancient (WM6) phone's ad hoc wifi was my mission - but like lots of people, no joy.
Turned out it wasn't really necessary (neither was unlocking or rooting my N7, but what's done is done, oh well )
Simple answer: Bluetooth networking.
Built in to the WM6 phone. Built into the N7. No apps needed on either device. Just set up a networking connection on the phone and paired it with the N7.
Only tested with Chrome, but it works fine, and since android shows the connection as "Connected to device for Internet access" I expect it should work as well as wifi, if not quite as fast. But it's only a 3G phone anyway, so realistically it's good enough for occasional use, which is all I wanted anyway.
Don't know if this will help too many other folks but just thought I'd share...
Take a look here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8#post37613938 CARUPANBOW has Ad Hoc working on the Nexus 7. We just need to find a way to have WiFi working at the same time.
Just a quick heads up
I've updated my n7 to rootbox v2.0 (comes with JB 4.2.2) and now I cannot connect it to my hotspot with my previous method, after checking my /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf file now shows this line:
What the heck does this mean? seems to be that the more I update my tablet the harder is getting to connect it to my ad hoc network, this makes me think maybe google wants to erradicate ad hoc wifi support from the OS, to me this is dumbest thing I ever heard since this tablet is WIFI only, isn't supposed to support ANY wifi network it finds in order to work properly? other OS like iOS or Symbian does still support it. Just the fact that i cannot use my tablet the way I want it to is very disappointing, and now I face two options: 1) Downgrade the tablet and never let it update again. 2) Install ubuntu and never again install android.
Im very sorry to say this but this is my first android device and my experience with it is very unsatisfactory, sometimes I wish I could get a refund and try the iPad mini or wait for any decent windows rt tablet.
For now I think i'm going for my option 2, tomorrow ubuntu will release the tablet version of their OS for the nexus 7, ill check it out and ill tell you my experience with it.
Please, if someone knows any of the senior contributors/developers of this community, please make them notice this issue, its almost unbelievable that ad hoc support haven't been fixed from android since issue #82, the original linux kernel supports it, and then google stripped it out and nobody got a response about this in the forums/groups, I know this is not an easy task, cause the android SDK doesnt support it either, also that you have to add the IBSS driver into the kernel and patch the wpa_supplicant file to stop filtering ad hoc networks, I still dont know if many people have requested this feature why even the modding community for android havent come with a concrete solution for this, there are a lot of kernel modders out there and I could find only one kernel that would work for me. I have to say that the most frustrating part of this situation is the lack of answers from the forums, I know this post already reached 1000 views, this means there's people still looking for an answer like me.
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