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    lg ESTEEM Metro Tether only able to go on facebook, youtube, and google.

    only able to go on facebook, youtube, and google.
    I need help to get around this, when did this started to happen..crazy..

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    what do you mean?

    Metro Tether?



    I'm tethering right now with no issues on my esteem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikesTooLz View Post
    what do you mean?

    Metro Tether?


    I'm tethering right now with no issues on my esteem.
    i rooted my esteem and installed the wireless tether app, i turn it on and i can see the network & connect from other devices but when it comes down to it i get no internet access..
    any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikesTooLz View Post
    what do you mean?

    Metro Tether?



    I'm tethering right now with no issues on my esteem.
    what program are you using? but im using open garden tether and its only limiting me, is metro blocking certain sites.. I think it maybe happening in certain markets.. im in south florida.

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    I'm in Miami Florida and im using "WiFi Tether".

    as far as I can remember when trying opengarden wifi tether a few months back, it didnt work at all so if you get google and facebook thats better then when I tried it and it didnt work at all.

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    Mine only works on fb and google..

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuaH22a View Post
    Mine only works on fb and google..
    its good to know im not the only one someone pm me if they got a solution to this please. Ive tried wifi tether and that does not work also... reason why i say pm is i guess its not allowed to post tether solutions.

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    geeze i thought ya knew this already metro pcs started blocking tether apps but theres an easy way to get around it. seems what metro is doing is detecting if browsing on a normal browser off a computer like for example internet explorer but if u ya use google chrome or fire fox u can change the user agent tag to once again bypass block

    i take no credit for this just posting it here credit to cafonez and tiede and other members that figured this out

    source:http://androidforums.com/samsung-gal...ng-issues.html

    Step by step solution

    1) Get firefox and install addon User Agent Switcher
    2) Go to Firefox menu bar and go to addons -> User Agent Switcher -> options
    3) Then click New -> New User Agent
    4) Clear out everything for the new user agent
    5) Description Android
    6) Copy and paste this for your user agent field

    Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; SCH-R910 Build/FROYO)

    7) Click Ok
    8) Move it up to the top of the list
    9)Then when firefox is fully opened right click underneath the orange firefox icon and check menubar
    10) Under Tools look for default user agent and select your Android browser agent
    11) A circle should appear next to it to let you know its been selected

    on google chrome right click shortcut click properties and where it says target go all the way till you see exe put ur cursor on the end of it and hit space once and add this --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; SCH-R910 Build/FROYO)" the whole thing and click apply now google chrome will work fine with ur tether wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n4zty View Post
    geeze i thought ya knew this already metro pcs started blocking tether apps but theres an easy way to get around it. seems what metro is doing is detecting if browsing on a normal browser off a computer like for example internet explorer but if u ya use google chrome or fire fox u can change the user agent tag to once again bypass block

    i take no credit for this just posting it here credit to cafonez and tiede and other members that figured this out

    source:http://androidforums.com/samsung-gal...ng-issues.html

    Step by step solution

    1) Get firefox and install addon User Agent Switcher
    2) Go to Firefox menu bar and go to addons -> User Agent Switcher -> options
    3) Then click New -> New User Agent
    4) Clear out everything for the new user agent
    5) Description Android
    6) Copy and paste this for your user agent field

    Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; SCH-R910 Build/FROYO)

    7) Click Ok
    8) Move it up to the top of the list
    9)Then when firefox is fully opened right click underneath the orange firefox icon and check menubar
    10) Under Tools look for default user agent and select your Android browser agent
    11) A circle should appear next to it to let you know its been selected

    on google chrome right click shortcut click properties and where it says target go all the way till you see exe put ur cursor on the end of it and hit space once and add this --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; SCH-R910 Build/FROYO)" the whole thing and click apply now google chrome will work fine with ur tether wifi.
    so you can only tether with PCs?
    i was wondering if i can tether wifi to an itouch or an ipad or even another phone

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    yes well i can tether my ipod touch and android tablet just fine without any changes what i meant is if ur gonna use tether to connect a laptop or pc to the internet your gonna have to change somethings on your browsers in order to make it work. every other mobile device should work fine without changing anything. if u ever browse on the net on ur phone and relise your actually running a mobile version of the site thats what metro pcs is detecting. so in reality if we change the tag on the browser to make such sites think we are browsing off a mobile device then metro cant really block that.

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    hey n4zty.
    I can tether my macbook pro, iMacs (3) and my wife's LG Opti M to my Esteem. I have not yet been able to tether my Moto Xoom tablet with Honeycomb 3.2.
    wifi_tether_v3_1-pre102.apk
    which one are you using?

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    use open garden wifi tether from the android market its a complete version of the version ur using since it was a open source where any programmer could make their own version off it. its better with new tweaks like how much signal strength u use and other cool stuff.

    https://market.android.com/details?i...WQudGV0aGVyIl0.

    concerning ur motorola xoom you might to play with some settings on your phone in order for ur tablet to connect on my samsung tablet i really didnt need to change anything but i have heard people online speaking about this if u cant get it to connect ill see if i can find those threads somewhere for you.

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    Works for me.. Its crazy that such a cool program is free!

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    yea its the only1 i use now.

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    chrome and firefox is just about all i recommend at the moment for browsing...
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