I got a crystalveiw android and have verizon 3g wi fi internet connection for the droid but when I try to down load any applaications it errors out and says it can't do it as my phone didn=t support that application. My phone is not connected to my adrroid although there is a number assoicatated with the wireless internet but not a calling number. you can reach me at 517-416-6727 email@example.com Susan Olwin
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Hi Shelagh, If you're trying to connect to your home Wi-Fi The password is on the back of the modem, Write it down then go into your phone/tablet settings and tap "CONNECTIONS", Then tap on Wi-Fi and make sure it's switched on(should be a button there), Once switched on it should start scanning automatically for networks, but if not then there's a scan button there somewhere. When it finds the modem just tap on it and a small window opens for the password, Type in the pass word tap ok and you're connected... Bellow is a link to a short youtube video explaining pretty much the same thing I said..... I hope this helps..., CHEERS..
If you have a look at Motorola Droid X, you may notice the Droid X is compatible with DLNA service. DLNA, as the short term for Digital Living Network Alliance, is to make it possible to view media between PCs, mobile devices and other consumer electronics. If you have a home wired or wireless network, e.g. Wi Fi network and a DLNA-capable TV, you can stream music, movies and photos from Droid X to TV. DLNA make it an alternative method to watch Droid X videos on TV besides HDMI output with Verizon Gallery app. <br /><br />Since we may sometimes do not have DLNA PC or transfer videos from PC to Droid X, we may face the problem of putting movies to Droid X. Here the guide will include two parts: one for <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/video-converter/">DLNA Convert Movies to Droid X</a></b> and the other for <b>Streaming Movies from Droid X to HDTV</b>. <br /> <br /><b>Part I. Convert/Transfer movies to Droid X</b> <br />We need a powerful video to Droid X converter on Windows computer to make most videos compatible to Droid X. Aunsoft Video Converter is the right choice for converting TiVo, MKV, MTS, TOD, AVI to Droid X MP4. <br /><br />Step 1. Run Aunsoft Video Converter as the perfect <b>Droid X video converter</b>, and click the "Add" button to load HD videos in formats like .tivo, .ts, .mkv, .mts, .avi, .rmvb. <br /><br />Step 2. Choose Motorola Android MP4 format by clicking the "Format" option and navigating to <b>Android > Motorola Droid (X) H.264 Video(*.mp4)</b>. <br /> <br />Step 3. <b>Convert HD videos to H.264 MP4 for Droid X</b> by clicking the start button under the preview window. After conversion, connect Droid X to PC via USB cable, and transfer videos to Droid X under the DCIM > Camera folder. <br /><br />Part II. <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/stream_play_motorola_droid_x_videos_to_hdtv_via_dlna/">Seamlessly Stream Droid X Videos/Movies to HDTV via DLNA</a></b>. <br />The DLNA service could be used as a stand alone, or used in combination with HDMI. A home network (wired or wireless) or WiFi network shall be set up with your DLNA compatible TV and Droid X. <br /><br />Step 1. Turn on Droid X and the TV, and select DLNA application on Droid X to start sharing media files. If you get the message to turn on Wi Fi connection, just click Yes and go to the settings menu to turn on Wi-Fi. <br /><br />Step 2. From the DLNA screen, select "Share media", and select the media (Video, Music, Picture) you want to play in the "My shared media" screen. Then click OK. <br /> <br />Step 3. Wait for a few seconds for <b>Connecting Motorola Droid X to TV based on DLNA</b>, and a green DLNA logo will appear at the top of Droid X screen for <b>Sharing movies and other media files to TV</b>. <br /><br />With the steps above, you can easily <b><a href="http://canon-videoconverter.com/2011/06/dlna-conversion-seamlessly-streamwatch-droid-x-videos-to-hdtv-through-dlna/">Connect and Watch Droid X video on TV through DLNA</a></b>. Hope it helps you play around your Motorola Droid X Android phone. <br /><br /><b>You may have interest in:</b> <br /><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/put_and_play_movie_music_on_motorola_droid_x/">Put/play videos on Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/best_droid_x_video_converter_convert_avi_to_motorola_droid_x/">Convert AVI files to Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/best_droid_x_video_converter_convert_mkv_files_to_motorola_droid_x/">Convert MKV files to Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/top_droid_x_video_converter_convert_vob_to_motorola_droid_x/">Convert VOB Files to Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/convert_and_mount_videos_to_motorola_droid_x/">Mount Videos to Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/stream_play_motorola_droid_x_videos_to_hdtv_via_dlna/">Stream Droid X Videos to HDTV via DLNA</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/convert_videos_to_droid_x_verizon_gallery_for_playback_on_tv_via_hdmi/">Play Droid X Gallery Video on TV via HDMI</a>. <br /><br />Do you want to know more info about 2011 new smartphones and tablets? please enter <b>Aunsoft<a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/smartphones_and_tablet/">Smartphone and Tablet Column</a></b>.
It's well known that Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. has announced the second-generation Droid X2, designed for the consumer who does everything on their smart phone. It is a new addition to Verizon's Droid series. The Android based Droid X2 by Motorola joins Verizon's Droid Blue eye series. The fifth in the series of iPhones, Apple iPhone 5 will be more popular smart phone than iPhone 4 and it created a lot of flutter with its style and designing.<br />
<b>Motorola Droid X2<br /></b>Motorola Droid X2 is a dual-core phone with 4.3′qHD (960 x 540) TFT LCD display, 8MP camera with dual LED flash and it can capture HD video in 720p. The camera features include auto/continuous focus, panorama shot, and multi-shot. For media sharing it supports DLNA and HDMI mirroring. For social networking it has integrated Facebook, twitter and MySpace. For location based services it has A-GPS with Google Maps and if you want you can share your location with Google Latitude. The phone also can be turned in to a Wi-Fi hotspot (separate subscription required to use this feature), you can share your 3G connection with five other Wi-Fi enabled devices.<br />It also has other standard features like Adobe flash player for seamless browsing, tap/pinch to zoom, wireless connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Customizable home screen and resizable widgets, Android Market for application and Verizon offers Vcast Music. The phone is Enterprise-ready with security features.<br /><b>iPhone 5<br /></b>The new iPhone 5 has being attracted many people now. It is expected to have Face Recognition Security so that you don't have to worry about other people stealing your phone and trying to use it. That is, unless they steal your face too. It will provide Video Chat on a 4G network instead of a slow 3G one and it will be much nicer overall body design of the phone. It's going to be even thinner and have a shiny black piece. You will get the shatter resistant and scratch resistant screen from iPhone 5. Its lowest model will come with 32G of space and 64G of memory. It allows users to capture HD videos. Thousands of apps are available to the user from the largest app store that is Apple store as well as iTunes. For text input, there is a virtual QWERTY keyboard that is again one of the best keyboards and the phone allows Gmail, Email, MMS, SMS, and IM.<br /><img src="spnhai_16.jpg" /><b>]Conclusion about comparison<br /></b>1.Motorola Droid X2 has a bigger display at 4.3 inches than iPhone 5, which is 3,5 inches.<br />2.Motorola Droid X2 has a qHD (960 x 540) TFT LCD display whereas iPhone 5 has a better display (LED back-lit display with IPS technology and 960×640 pixels).<br />3.Rear camera of Droid X2 is powerful at 8 MP than that of iPhone 5.<br />4.Droid X2 has integrated Adobe flash player which is not there in iPhone 5.<br />5.Droid X2 support HDMI mirroring and mirroring is not possible with iPhone 5.<br />
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Your cellular carrier can provide you with a "signal booster" device that can repeat and boost a cellular signal you already get in your house. For example, if you consistently have one bar of coverage but no more at home, a booster can take that one bar and turn it into more bars. If you have one or two bars of coverage near a window but no coverage elsewhere in your home, a booster near that window can capture the signal and boost it, providing a strong signal throughout the rest of your home.
Some carriers offer such devices very inexpensively - $50 or maybe even free - especially if you're in an area where they know they know they have poor coverage. T-Mobile now offers such boosters for only a $25 deposit, which you can get back just by returning the booster to them.
Contact your carrier - or look at their website - to see just what they'll offer you and for how much.
Femtocells / Microcells
A femtocell - or "microcell" - is a small, low-power cellular base station that connects to the cellular network via your broadband Internet connection. Essentially, it's a small cellular signal tower that will provide a signal in and near your home, connecting to the larger mobile network over your Internet connection. This makes it ideal for situations where you don't even have a signal bar of coverage you can boost at home. The only "catch" is that your Internet connection must have a high enough download speed. Different carriers require different minimum speeds, but you should be fine as long as you have a solid broadband connection.
Ask your cellular carrier if they offer this sort of product and find out how much it will cost you. As with boosters and repeaters, a femtocell may be available at a steep discount from your carrier in areas they know they have poor cellular service.
You can also buy them easily on Amazon or almost any decent tech store - for instance the one pictured below works for AT&T and supports LTE (though it is a bit pricey), or you can get one that supports Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Cricket, and many others, but you won't get LTE support. Of course, since you likely have Wi-Fi in your house, LTE isn't really a big deal and the 3G will work just fine for calls and texts.
Editor's Note: For the official How-To Geek office we got a Samsung microcell device directly through Verizon, which wasn't cheap, and doesn't work all that well. And since it only works for Verizon, any of the people who come by who use other carriers have zero signal, which is really annoying. If we could do it over again, we'd have started with this zBoost microcell that supports virtually every cell provider and has many different models and options to choose from depending on the size of the house. They even have an optional antenna you can install on your roof to give cell coverage everywhere around your house. It's the best choice, and cheaper than most carriers will offer you.
Wi-Fi Calling and SMS
Wi-Fi calling is a feature you might remember from some years ago, but it's coming back with a vengeance. At the moment, in the US, only T-Mobile offers Wi-Fi calling for both Android phones and the iPhone. Sprint only offers Wi-Fi calling for select Android phones. AT&T and Verizon have announced plans to activate Wi-Fi calling in 2015.
Essentially, WI-Fi calling allows your smartphone to receive and place calls and communicate via text messages over a Wi-Fi network. Your home probably has Wi-Fi, so Wi-FI calling will let you use your existing wireless router instead of needing a new, specialized device. You can just improve your Wi-Fi signal strength, and all your devices will benefit!
Wi-Fi calling works transparently. When your phone is on Wi-Fi and has a poor cellular signal, it will connect to the Wi-Fi network and your phone calls and text will be sent and arrive over the Wi-Fi network. When you leave the Wi-Fi network, your phones and calls will be sent over the cellular network as usual. This is all designed to hand-off automatically, so you could start a phone call on your Wi-Fi network and your phone would automatically hand off to the cellular network as you walk out the door, with no interruptions.
WI-FI calling will also work on other WI-Fi networks, so it's helpful if you ever end up in another place where you have a poor cellular signal but have Wi-Fi. To use this, you'll need to ensure your phone has Wi-Fi calling support and that it's enabled. Android phones from T-Mobile and Sprint will often include this feature, so look up how to enable it on your specific model of Android phone.
The iPhone 6 has built-in Wi-Fi calling, although it currently only functions on T-Mobile. AT&T and Verizon plan to support it in 2015. To enable this feature on an iPhone, open the Settings screen, tap Phone, tap Wi-Fi Calling, and activate it.
WI-Fi calling seems to be the future goal the industry - T-Mobile, especially - is pushing towards. With Wi-Fi calling integrated into your phone, you don't need to buy a specialized device. Your home Wi-Fi router works. And, when you go somewhere else where you have a poor signal, all they need is a Wi-Fi network and you'll be able to get a phone calls and SMS messages through it.
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You can tether your droid to a computer with a USB cable to share internet connection, but verizon charges you a hefty price.
Fortunately, there are apps on the android market that also do the job.
Method 1: Tether Android with Apps that Need Root (Free, heavy configuration)
The Android Wi-Fi Tether application turns your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot--essentially aMiFi--in one tap. The catch? You have to gain root access to your phone, a multi-step process that uses an unofficial Android add-on which can brick your phone if applied incorrectly. Rooting Android is doable for geeks and hackers with experience soft-modding hardware, but it's not something most users could (or should!) do.
Method 2: Tether Android with Proxoid (Free, no root required, some configuration
If you don't want to gain root but know enough to get around the command line and use proxy servers, the Proxoid Android app can tether your phone for free.
Method 3: Tether Android with PdaNet ($30, no root required, minimal configuration
Finally, the PdaNet Android application lets you tether Android using an app on the phone plus simple software you install on your computer
I think this won't work...the MIFI device works as a wireless router that can supply 5 connections and runs on battery which last for 4 hours for one connection then goes down as more connections are in...the MIFI was designed for mobility as the WRT54G is not...I don't exactly know what your plans are but this won't work well.
The Verizon MiFi is a combination 3G modem and Wi-Fi router that is battery-operated for full mobility. Once the MiFi has been activated (more on that later) the device connects to the Verizon Mobile Broadband network (renamed from BroadbandAccess) simply by pushing the power button. In just a few seconds, the MiFi is connected to the 3G high-speed network and the Wi-Fi router takes over. The MiFi appears as a hotspot to any device with Wi-Fi capability, and making the Wi-Fi connection is as simple as entering the network security code which is printed on the back of the MiFi. That’s it: The notebook or other device is now connected to the Verizon network via Wi-Fi. The network code only has to be entered to make the first connection, after which it’s an automatic process. That’s the beauty of the MiFi method: Push the power button and the laptop/UMPC/phone is connected to 3G.