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XOOM connected through USB to WIFI stick or external hard drive?

This is a discussion on XOOM connected through USB to WIFI stick or external hard drive? within the Motorola Xoom WiFi General Discussion forums, part of the Motorola Xoom WiFi Only Forum category; Does someone have any idea on how to connect a WiFi Stick to the USB port on the XOOM? Normally a USB port will share ...

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    XOOM connected through USB to WIFI stick or external hard drive?

    Does someone have any idea on how to connect a WiFi Stick to the USB port on the XOOM?

    Normally a USB port will share some "power" (same with USB connected external hard drive) so the peripheral becomes "live" but this mini USB it does not supply any power to the connection.

    Thanks for your help.

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    No.

    The Xoom is not a host device. It itself is like a external HD or Memory Stick.
    (It would be like hooking up two memory sticks to each other)

    An OS update later on may enable it.

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    Let's hope for a patch ... this would make the XOOM an ideal gadget to carry around and not being dependent on your phone!

    Thanks ShadowRam!

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    Well you can connect an external drive but you have to root your device....

    See the following thread:
    Mount any FAT32 Partition manually
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    I get the question about cinnecting a hard drive, but with the xoom having built in wifi why would you want to connect a wifi stick to it? Do u mean a usb 3g dongle?
    UK Wi-Fi Xoom. Unlocked with ICS, but not rooted

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    Quote Originally Posted by markyguitar View Post
    I get the question about cinnecting a hard drive, but with the xoom having built in wifi why would you want to connect a wifi stick to it? Do u mean a usb 3g dongle?

    Yeah I was thinking that the OP meant an EVDO card which would give them 3G access on a wifi-only device.... I would think it is not-supported by the Xoom since Motorola would kind of make any 3G money generated by the Xoom. I have been wrong before though!
    Keep on Xoomin'

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    Ya just root and you can enable USB hosting. You need an otg cable to do so though. I use my thumb drive as well as a powered external hard drive.

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    Yes like a 3g dongle so i would not have to dépend on the phone and thanks to all for the info ...

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    Can an unpowered 2.5" (laptop size) external hard drive be used? Does the mini-USB port have enough power to run a low speed drive? If not I'm just going to order a couple micro-SD cards I guess. I want to use it for video storage. Not so much for playing off of the hard drive, but to copy to my Xoom and then play, if that helps any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Taz View Post
    Yes like a 3g dongle so i would not have to dépend on the phone and thanks to all for the info ...
    I had a 3 G dongle for years on my car mounted 12 in Tablet laptop and when I bought the Xoom verizon finally let me upgrade to the my fi wireless card
    that has been a good union and I have an unlimited plan so it's on all day when I am in my vehicle
    You can run but you will just die tired


 
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