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    Quote Originally Posted by cadcoke5 View Post
    I just spent an hour with AT&T and then Samsung trying to get my Captivate to connect to my laptop's WiFi. The first lady spent most of the time reading the phone's manual from the web site. The final guy was from Samsung support and he quickly had the answer "For information about how to set up WiFi with your laptop, you would need to speak to the laptop's manufacturer." I ask if he could give any generic advice about setting up a home computer to work with the Captivage, such as if an Ad-Hoc network is the correct approach to use. He said I would have to talk to the Laptop's manufacturer about WiFi networking.

    In other words, I got the brush-off.

    So, I will make one final attempt by calling one of the local AT&T stores to see if anyone there would like to attempt to set it up for me if I bring it in. If not, then I will just return the phone and perhaps go with one of the new T-mobile plans.

    Joe Dunfee
    Trying to connect to an adhoc wifi connection probably isn't the norm so how do you know another phone will do it, surely the simple solution is to buy a wifi access point, they are really cheap then you can connect your laptop, phone or anything else you want....

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    It certainly is frustrating when Samsung tech support doesn't know that Ad-Hoc should not be used. I did actually have a wireless router that wasn't being used. So, I spent a few hours digging it out and setting it up. And, it works just fine.

    I am still a bit put off about how this was handled by AT&T and Samsung. I was looking for local competitor's stores. However, they (T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon) don't have anything this good for nearly the prices for the Phone and basic Data Plan. However, I have read that this is rapidly changing, with each provider offering tiered data plan. But, for now the Captivate is the phone I will stay with.

    Joe Dunfee

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    I did quite a bit of experimenting and I think the Captivate has been locked from ad-hoc to prevent you from tethering by AT&T. It does do ad-hoc, *if*you buy the tethering data plan from AT&T at a very steep price ($45/mo?). The Android 2.2 update from Samsung does its tethering natively with ad-hoc, but only if you get it unlocked by buying the upgraded data plan :-(.

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