Originally Posted by krelvinaz
It most likely only exists on devices that have 3G/4G data capabilities which the Nexus 7 does not for the reason that it doesn't use WiFi to provide WiFi access... it uses 3g/4g data for access and creates a WiFi hotspot.
Even if this is the case, devices using GB and ICS were still able to USB Tether natively, regardless if you had Wifi as the main connection, or 3G.
I doubt Google decided to only restrict tethering to cellular devices with Jellybean. My guess is is that the setting can still be toggled via Terminal or something, I just have no idea how :/
This is the app I used to use in the past on my SGT7
In order for it to be used, the kernel must have:
CONFIG_NETFILTER/CONFIG_IP_NF_IPTABLES and/or RNDIS
Kernel sources for RNDIS for devices that don't have it is available as well on that site.
I don't have a machine setup yet with Linux, or else I'd just try compiling a kernel on my own, but perhaps another kernel developer may want to give this a try in the meantime
Originally Posted by Mungulz
Don't you have a phone you can use? I've been usb tethering for wifi on my desktop for 2 months now, was too lazy to buy an adaptor then when I finally got one it didnt work on my PC lol.
Na no phone either. My mom has a Galaxy Prevail, but I imagine she wouldn't want to be without her phone for a day or two.
Does anyone perhaps know of a free, unrestricted tethering app? Clockwork Tether seems to be a good choice (free for 14 days I think it said), but for whatever reason, the speeds are extremely slow. Easy Tether has no problem with speed, but restricts majority of what I can do unless I pay $9 (which, I'd rather not do, nor can I at this point in time).