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LG Optimus 7 gets hacked for USB tethering too; LG Quantum next?

Wow, so looks like that whole back and forth on whether Windows Phone 7 could tether is turning out to be settled: of course it can, they just hid it.

Much like the Samsung Focus and Omnia 7, the LG Optimus 7 has also been shown to be able to USB Tether as a modem. Once again, it's a bit tricky, requiring some drivers to download and tinkering with a diagnostic menu, but overall is pretty straightforward.

Directions are posted after the break.

There's a good chance that the LG Quantum will be able to do the same, seeing as they are essentially sister devices. Considering how cheap the Quantum is going for on Amazon Wireless (that'd be  1 cent), it might be a good investment.

Now we're all looking at HTC and Dell....fellas?

Source: SmartphoneFrance; via wmpoweruser

  1. Unlock your LG Optimus 7 to access the program MFG (i.e. this is the passcode)
  2. Download and install drivers for LG modem on your PC
  3. Turn off the data connection (Settings / Network Mobile)
  4. Start MFG and go to the menu "USB Switching" (Menu Engineer / Port Setting)
  5. Select the "QC COMPOSITE" and validate (The phone restarts)
  6. Connect it to the PC which is then automatically install the necessary drivers
  7. Go into the modem settings "LGE CDMA USB Modem" then add an additional parameter in the string + CGDCONT = 1, "IP", "orange"
  8. Manually create a new connection using that modem as phone number * 99 #
  9. And normally it should work:)

 

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LG Optimus 7 gets hacked for USB tethering too; LG Quantum next?

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I think it's a safe bet that every WP7 device has this, and it's locked away or hidden. This is good news because it shows that MS is very close to adding it soon, probably in the January update.

Actually, it works great on my LG Optimus wp7 in Canada. I am using TELUS. In fact the connection just screams. My upload speeds are a good deal faster than my Shaw cable modem. Download speeds are also really nice in the 4MBps range and that amounts to a rather nice mobile speed. In fact, with congested wifi, I find my phone works better. And in fact I like using this USB setup, since this then charges the phone. I really like this setup and it much means I much have an internet stick setup for my laptop in those cases when no wifi is around. I also just tweaked the windows 7 registry to have the phone show as a USB drive, and that makes coping of videos off the phone just oh so super easy. I mean, 16 gig on that phone is tons of storage here.So, USB drive and now tethering! To say I am happy with this setup is a understatement.The trick as far as I can tell was to not cut + past in the modem settings from a web pages. I think either quotes or some nulls messed this up (so, type in setting, or paste into notepad, and the cut + paste out of notepad into the windows modem setup.Also, the instructions show +CGDCONT=1,"IP","sp.telus.com", but in fact I used AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","sp.telus.com". You do not mention what provider, and obviously what I posted is for telus. However, regardless, like many others have joined the happy ranks of wp7 users that can confirm the Optimus wp7 tethering works well. In fact, as noted for me it is performing better than most wifi connections and even a number of land based internet connections. In a word? Sweet, just sweet this is!

This did not work for me!
Instruction #5 is the last step I was able to accomplish. (Select the "QC COMPOSITE" and validate (The phone restarts))
As per instruction #7, there was no automatic install of the drivers!?
Accordingly when I go into the modem settings, "LGE CDMA USB Modem" does not exist.
Any suggestions????
Thanks.

 

This did not work for me!

Instruction #5 is the last step I was able to accomplish. (Select the "QC COMPOSITE" and validate (The phone restarts))

As per instruction #7, there was no automatic install of the drivers!?

Accordingly when I go into the modem settings, "LGE CDMA USB Modem" does not exist.

Any suggestions????

Thanks.

Daniel Rubino thanks much, this works like a charm.

 + CGDCONT = 1, "IP", "web.digiceljamaica.com"

I can the last part of the modem string because i am in Jamaica with Digicel as my Mobile Carrier i changed the last part of the modem string to my APN

posting messing from my PC via USB Tethering on my E900h 

Thanks again..