Thanks for the useful thread! I've been using the mobile hotspot recently, on stock 2.11.605.9 and it is just awful. It stops and starts, youtube HD just buffers all the time - it's basically unusable for anything except web browsing or email.
i am paying Verizon for the (dubious) pleasure of this barely-working feature.
So, I rooted, revolutionary-ed :) and installed WirelessTether. I did the configurations suggested here. Unfortunately, it's just as spotty as the stock mobile hotspot app. I notice no difference in performance.
Do I need to install one of the custom ROMs to see any benefit? Although I'm rooted and S-OFF, I'm still on the stock ROM.
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions! :D
PS: BTW, my LTE coverage is pretty good, and speeds on the phone itself are quite consistent and stable.