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Old 08-14-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Just got the new razr and i love it.... i am stuck with the 2g a month plan but i was wondering if anyone in here knew if i can use the internet that i have on my work computer without using the data on my phone.... ive read about rooting but i heard it can render your phone useless

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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If your work computer is connecting to the internet wirelessly, yes the RAZR can connect to a wireless source as well.

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
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thats the thing its not connected wirelessly

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:53 AM   #4
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You may have to enter the wifi parameters manually -- I have a Droid 4 which is just a Droid Razr with a hard keyboard.

go to settings -> wi-fi settings -> add wi-fi network and enter the ssid, username, and password.

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:14 AM   #5
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yea i dont know those numbers

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:17 AM   #6
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Not necessarily numbers -- your office wifi may be advertising a human-readable network name, or it might not be advertising it's network name at all, but still be present.

So, do you have a laptop or something that is on the wireless network already?

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:20 AM   #7
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Not necessarily numbers -- your office wifi may be advertising a human-readable network name, or it might not be advertising it's network name at all, but still be present.

So, do you have a laptop or something that is on the wireless network already?
nah its just a desktop that has internet access

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:22 AM   #8
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Is your local IT guy amenable to privately owned devices on the network?

Mine isn't. But tolerates it. I have to manually enter the network name (AKA ssid or essid) and my username/password but it works just fine.

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #9
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ill try it when i got to work in a bit... worth a shot... thanks

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #10
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Your computer may be hard wired, which is good for the computer, but not good if they don't also have wireless for the phone.

As has been said, they may have wireless and you don't know it. It may have an SSID (name) or they could hide that so people are less likely to piggyback/hack their system.

You will likely need to get the wireless password from your IT person and they *may* be less than excited to give it to you. Lots of them would rather not allow a BYOD (Bring your own Device) onto the company network. Security risk.

 
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