- Set up your router
- Manage permissions, set administrators and managed devices
- See if any unauthorized users are accessing your network and block them if necessary
- Parental control function with schedule and URL-based Internet access management
- Access files and media from router-connected USB flash drives
- Support Android 2.3.3 and above
To get started with Tether, be sure you are connected to one of our compatible routers below:
Archer C7, TL-WDR4900, TL-WDR4300, TL-WDR3600, TL-WDR3500
Many more coming soon! ( Archer C5)
* Upgrade firmware is required. Only English firmware is supported, other language firmware is coming soon.
Setting up your Router with Tether
Straight out of the box, use Tether to set up your new TP-LINK router listed in the compatible routers list above. Setup SSID, password and Internet settings to get online in no time!
Managing Administrators with Tether
Tether lets you designate which of your devices or users gets to control the router and permissions that come with that. Set up an administrator device and choose the devices to be managed to apply permissions however you see fit!
Live Network Management Access with Tether
Tether will give you an overview of who is connected to the router; see someone who shouldn’t be there? Tether also lets you block them from your network at the touch of a button. Say goodbye to Wi-Fi hogging strangers!
Keeping Children Safe from Harmful Content with Tether
Using a URL-based ‘white list’, you can determine which sites are safe to visit (and in so doing, prevent access to those that aren’t), while also limiting access to the network during certain times of day for your children’s devices, so bed time - means bed time!
Streaming Router-Connected Files and Media to your Devices
Tether allows you to detect and stream media files on USB hard drives or flash disks connected to your router, to your android devices.
• Supported photo formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
• Supported audio and video formats: depended on what formats are supported on the smartphone.
Be sure to read and understand this:
- Be sure, how you can use these maps!
- If maps aren't allowed to download, do not use Locus download feature!
- Provided maps are only for your personal usage!
- Maps can stop working at any time. Don't blame me or Locus author!!!
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You can connect from any computers or tablets or even game console. Access Point is infrastructure mode with WPA2 security. FoxFi usage is covered under the same phone data plan you have and no tether plan needed. This saves you $20/month from your carrier.
Currently WiFi mode may not support some phone models and we are working to expand the supported list. However Bluetooth/USB mode works for all phones. To check and see if WiFi mode can be supported on your phone visit http://foxfi.com/devices
Again you do not need a tether plan or root your phone (otherwise this software will be meaningless). It WiFi mode prompts you to call your carrier that means FoxFi has failed and you should use USB mode or Bluetooth mode instead.
*If you have T-mobile, you should use USB mode with "Hide Tether Usage" enabled.
*Sprint and AT&T has removed FoxFi from Market. If you can not find FoxFi please install or upgrade from http://pdanet.co/bin.
*Some Jelly Bean phones has locked-down the WiFi hotspot feature, because of that FoxFi will ask you to install a user certificate on those phones. The side effect is that Android system will require you to set a screen lock (and only allows Pattern, PIN or Password) when any security settings is changed. There is indeed a way to remove the lock screen while keeping the certificate: set a pattern lock and try to unlock the phone with a "bad pattern" for 5-10 times, it will show you an error message, now select "Forgot Pattern?" and enter your gmail/password. After these steps the screen lock will be removed without removing the certificate.
*AT&T Galaxy S4 with latest firmware update: you will see a message to call AT&T when you turn on WiFi mode. Please do NOT close that message (or simply hit the home button to hide the message). You will still be able to use the WiFi Hotspot. Probably does not apply to 4.3.
*The free version has a usage limit that requires you to restart FoxFi to continue using free mode. You can purchase the full version key to unlock this.
Here are some tips to help your usage:
1. On some models if you run into WiFi problem after using the Hotspot, simply reboot your phone and rename the hotspot before activating to clear the issue.
2. For some Samsung phones if your computer is not able to get an IP address, try to turn on WiFi on the phone first and make sure it does not connect to any WiFi network, then turn on FoxFi.
3. FoxFi is tested on non-rooted phones. If your phone has a rooted ROM it may or may not work.
4. When WiFi hotspot is activated you may also see a hotspot notification of the built-in WiFi hotspot feature. Please ignore it. As long as you do not sign up for a tether plan you won't be charged.
5. If you enter or change the hotspot password, make sure you rename the hotspot also before activating.
6. Sometimes Windows need a "repair" on the WiFi menu to get a correct IP address.
7. If you install the FoxFi AddOn app, you will also be able to hide tether usage by setting a proxy server address in the computer browser.