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Old 03-22-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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Question rebuilding wifi to accept ad-hoc wifi

since android is based on linux i am thinking that rebuilding the wifi module in the same way that it is on a standard setup of any linux box i guess... i don't know what the wireless hardware is for colby or htc (and they are different) and i know they will play a role in how i modify this, but probably not to much. if anybody cares to help it would be awesome for i am a novice.

I'm running ubuntu on a vm and i'm thinking about searching around for the on the os it self (and maybe do a google search) to see if i can find the mod - pre-compile - and compile it using whatever the drivers are for colby in its place...

PS. this is mainly for tablets specificaly ones with out 3g/4g capabilities
Old 03-24-2011, 08:25 AM   #2
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There is no issue with the kernel modules, the Android UI simply doesn't support configuring Ad-Hoc connections. If you look online, there are plenty of guides online for enabling Ad-Hoc on Android by simply dropping out of the UI and directly editing the WiFi configuration files.

Unless the tablet uses a chipset that doesn't support (either in hardware or though the kernel module) Ad-Hoc. Then you will have a problem.


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