[GUIDE] Enable ad-hoc tethering on your Transformer (needs root!)
Update: If you are using the official firmware 22.214.171.124 (and obviously above) or any custom ROM based on it, you don't have to do anythink described here, because ad-hoc works natively. Thankfully ASUS fixed Googles unintelligible inability to enable connection to ad-hoc networks.
This renders this thread pretty much obsolete, but I won't delete it, just in case anyone doesn't want to or cannot update his device for whatever reason
As there are only [Q]uestion threads about ad-hoc tethering by now, I thought I'd write a little guide how to enable it on our Transformer.
edit: If you are using Prime v1.5 (and above I guess), you don't have to do this. Roach2010 already included the modified wpa_supplicant, so you can already use ad-hoc tethering.
All credits and many thanks go to szym for the edited wpa_supplicant that makes ad-hoc possible for us!
!!! Always make a nandroid backup via recovery first! You can then reflash your backup if something fails !!!
I. Via root explorer (obviously requires root access):
If you bought root explorer from the market, you should be able to easily copy and replace the file.
1.) Go to /system/bin and copy the file „wpa_supplicant“ to your sd card as a backup.
2.) Then copy the „wpa_supplicant“ from the attached zip file and paste it into /system/bin.
3.) Long press the file and set permissions to rwxr-xr-x, like this:
II. Alternative method via adb (requires root access):
This is a forwarded guide from the Xoom section. I tried it myself and it works like a charm. You can find it here.
All credits for the following guide go to kelvie !
1.) Your Transformer has to be rooted! (you'll find a guide how to root here)
2.) Make a backup of your system/bin/wpa_supplicant first!
3.) Unpack the attached wpa_supplicant_xoom_wifi_adhoc.zip file to your adb folder. (if you don't know how to use adb, google for one of the many guides, or look below for another option via root explorer )
4.) push the file to system/bin/wpa_supplicant:
III. Easiest method (requires ClockWorkMod recovery and root):
1.)Download the attached CWM_adhoc_wpa_supplicant_TF101.zip to your sd-card. Make sure to copy it to /Removable/MicroSD, because /mnt/sdcard cannot be accessed from CWM
2.) Boot into CWM recovery.
3.) Hit "install zip from sdcard" --> "choose zip from sdcard", select the zip and confirm.
Done. You should now be able to tether your ad-hoc connection
This method doesn't seem to work because I missed an option and don't know right now how to fix it. So if somebody knows how to do this via edify script, please help me out:
Q: Which app should I use for tethering on my phone? Do I need root access for tethering apps?
A: If your phone doesn't support native tethering, just search the Android Market for 'Wifi tether'. There are a lot of apps for that . I tested Barnacle Wifi Tether on my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 with 2.3.4 MIUI ROM, which worked fine, but I guess all/most tether apps should work fine now. And yes, unless you have native tethering, your phone has to be rooted.
Q: Barnacle gives me the following error on the phone: "DHCP could not bind to DHCP port, address already in use", and my TF is stuck at "obtaining IP Address from barnacle". What should I do?
A: rpavich has found a solution for that. Thanks rpavich!
Originally Posted by rpavich
1. Change SSID to whatever you want
2. Change Channel to 6
3. Custom Wifi Ad-hoc to none
4. Skip wpa_supplicant checked
5. Restart your phone (just to make sure...)
I've done this last week and noticed when stopping my hotspot on the phone the connection on the transformer shows it is still connected. So you have to manual disconnect if you want to reconnect again for later use. This is on my Nokia N8 Phone using JoikuSpot.
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