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XOOM2 adhoc mode enable

This is a discussion on XOOM2 adhoc mode enable within the Motorola Xoom 2 Development forums, part of the Motorola Xoom 2 Forum category; It's about how to get internet for XOOM2 from your computer's wifi I tried to tether internet from laptop to my XOOM2 ME wifi. So, ...

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    Talking XOOM2 adhoc mode enable

    It's about how to get internet for XOOM2 from your computer's wifi
    I tried to tether internet from laptop to my XOOM2 ME wifi. So, I've got it.
    I believe, it should work on other XOOM2s.
    It working through adhoc wifi network, so now you could connect to adhoc networks.

    There's lazyman solution in post#4 I tried to do it as simple as i can
    Easy way: XOOM2 adhoc mode enable

    and there's smaurai way:
    There's solution:
    1 You need rooted XOOM2 (i used Dan's one click way. Thanks to him )
    2 After that you need iwconfig utility. You can push it to your xoom through adb, for expample (adb push iwconfig /sdcard
    3Then you have to move iwconfig to your /system/bin directory. On some guides I've seen, that you can do it with root explorer. I did it through terminal emulator.

    For terminal emulator
    su #getting superuser
    mount -o remount,rw /system #get ability to write to /system folder
    cp /sdcard/iwconfig /system/bin/

    4 you need to give iwconfig 755 permissions. Through terminal you can do:

    chmod 755 /system/bin/iwconfig

    You can also do it through root explorer, but you have to find how.

    5 Ummm... Actually it should work as "iwconfig tiwlan0 mode ad-hoc essid YOUR_ADHOCNETWORK_SSID"
    but i like to use ghostscript better. so


    6 install ghostscript lite from market.

    7 create script. In /system/bin again

    touch /system/bin/netwifi

    8 write script itself

    i did it through vi editor in emulator

    vi /system/bin/netwifi

    if you don't know vi, do it with another tools or read wiki

    you have to write here as follows

    iwconfig tiwlan0 mode ad-hoc essid YOUR_ADHOCNETWORK_SSID

    9 add 755 permissions to your script

    chmod 755 /system/bin/netwifi

    10 add this script to ghostscript open ghostscript. Create new script. Give it name, and thick need SU and below you write /system/bin/netwifi

    So, that's it. When you run this script it should connect to your network.
    Just in case. I did it on my XOOM2 ME wifi. I hadn't got iwconfig utility. To ensure what you're doing, you have to check don't you have /system/bin/iwconfig already.

    What we actually did?
    we got iwconfig - that's linux utility to connect to wifi.
    installed ghost script - just to start this wifi utility with one click.
    That's it. Not so much. It's looks harder than it is.
    It rebooted few times before it starts to work. But it was probably because I tried to use more then one adhoc programs in one time.
    I don't think it can damage your XOOM2, but anyway, you do it on your own risk
    For some reason I couldn't upload iwconfig i used. I will send link in next post
    It can be issue that your driver not tiwlan0 on other devices. But it will basicly just give error. Just post it here, we will update this guide.
    You don't modify any android core files. You just add new. All should be ok.

    Good luck
    Last edited by Jasuramme; 05-27-2012 at 04:43 PM. Reason: added easy solution to do this
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    Iwconfig is here: DepositFiles

    If it too long, maybe we can do adb script for that
    Last edited by Jasuramme; 05-27-2012 at 03:28 AM.

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    Nice work, thanks for sharing with us.

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    Guys, I made lazy man installer.
    How to install this stuff
    I'll try to write every smallest step in guide
    It's supposed that name of your network is XOOM2_adhoc if you want to use another name, change it in the secondstage.sh file

    0. Root your XOOM2
    1. on your XOOM2 go to Settings->applications->development and thick debugging via usb
    2. Get adb tool to your computer (it's originally from android SDK)
    3 unzip adhoc.zip archive to folder, where adb tool situated in
    4 start adhoc script (for windows - just start adhoc.bat, for ubuntu start terminal and go to adb folder then:
    sudo chmod 777 ./adhoc.sh
    5 you should be in XOOM2 shell at this moment. type
    sh /sdcard/secondstage.sh
    6 install ghostscript light on your XOOM2
    7 open ghostscript. Create new script. Give it name, and thick need SU and below you write /system/bin/netwifi
    8 Then create wifi network with your session id on computer, start this script on your XOOM2 and it should connect;

    So, it's installed. Everytime to connect you just open this script in ghostscript

    adhoc scripts and adb tool are in attachment
    There actually not only adb in archive. All platform-tools from SDK. But what important - adb os inside

    and again

    You do it on your own risk!

    adb for windows:

    adb for linux:

    Updated first post

    Attached Files Attached Files
    Last edited by Jasuramme; 05-28-2012 at 12:49 AM.

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    Hi ! I'm new to Andriod. I need to connect my phone. I've tried the above and I face the following difficulty:

    1. I can't find the ghostscript in Play Store. I searched for it but I couldn't find it.
    2. I search and found some commands which I put together..

    su #getting superuser
    mount -o remount,rw /system #get ability to write to /system folder
    iwconfig tiwlan0 mode auto essid any

    I managed to connect to my phone but only in SECURITY=NONE (but I guess it's nothing to do with the commands). I can only issue the commands in ADB. If I restart my Xoom, how to get the commands to be executed without ghostscript ?

    I guess these are very simple.. but I really need your help and thanks very much in advance !


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