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sony xperia x8 tethering with laptop

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sony xperia x8 tethering with laptop

hi, i was wondering if there is a way to tether my sony xperia x8 with my laptop so my laptop can go online using the phone's data plan?

note that my phone is not rooted though; a bit scared to do it
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settings>wireless and networks>tethering and portable hotspot>portable wifi hotspot
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does the tethering option only appear if i have 3G enabled? because i dont see it under wireless and networks

my x8's firmware version is 2.1-update1 btw
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chroma_cg wrote:
Jun 15th, 2011 4:26 pm
does the tethering option only appear if i have 3G enabled? because i dont see it under wireless and networks

my x8's firmware version is 2.1-update1 btw

maybe, but why would you tether if you didn't have 3G?
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amace wrote:
Jun 15th, 2011 4:28 pm
maybe, but why would you tether if you didn't have 3G?

im considering getting the $29/month 3g data plan from wind for my laptop but then i see mobilicity's father's day 40/month unlimited everything deal......so i just wanna know if my phone can actually do tethering before taking the plunge (currently only using a pay-as-you-go phone plan for the phone)
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If your only on 2.1 then you won't have the option, its in android 2.2 and onwards.
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crap, i figured as much, ohh well thanks anyways
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Havo wrote:
Jun 15th, 2011 10:29 pm
I had a phone with 2.1 and it had that feature. Is this specific to the xperia?

Yes.

I had a Captivate with 2.1 which had tethering enabled as a default option.
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