SVTP Wifi Hotspot and USB Tether - Help

This page should help you get the app working on your phone.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more topics.

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Wi-Fi Hotspot
This app depends on wifi hotspot software included in Android.
Not all phones include the wifi hotspot software, so they may not work with this app. Other phones' hotspots have been locked by their carriers and require a paid subscription.
To see which phones are supported, please check the description of the app in the market. If you see a pop-up message or a website from your carrier, it means they have locked the phone.

To get the Wi-Fi Hotspot working, follow these steps:
  1. It can help to power off and then restart the phone.
  2. If you're having trouble connecting, remove the password and change to a new network name.
  3. Turn on the "enable hotspot" checkbox.
    The phone should show some indication that the hotspot is on in the notification bar; otherwise it is likely disabled.
  4. Now from a laptop, you should see the wifi network you created. Join the network
  5. If a Windows laptop shows "limited connectivity", then try running these commands on the laptop:
    ipconfig /release

    ipconfig /renew

    That can help the laptop to get an IP address.

    If this works, but you have to do it every time, try switching your home wifi network IP address to That's what the phone hotspot uses and so if they are the same, your laptop won't have to keep switching IP every time.

    Alternatively, if it looks like your laptop still doesn't get an IP address, or you're using a tablet so you can't do ipconfig, you can try these TCP/IP settings:
    IP Address192.168.43.156
    Subnet Mask255.255.255.0
    DNS Server8.8.8.8
  6. You can also try different hotspot modes by pressing Menu - Change Device Profile.
    If your phone just upgraded to Android 4.0.4 ICS, you might try Motorola ICS or Samsung ICS settings.

If the connection works, but every time you try to open a web site you instead get a page for Verizon or Sprint, it means that your carrier has included software on the phone to prevent browsing other sites without a paid subscription.

However Menu - Change Device Profile can sometimes fix this.

If your phone isn't on our compatibility list in Android Market, we'd welcome your email so we can update it.
USB Tether
This app depends on hardware support from the phone or device, so if the phone doesn't have it available, or if the carrier has disabled it, there may be no way to make it work.
  1. Connect USB cable to Windows 7 computer.
  2. Be sure USB storage is turned off on the phone.
  3. Run the app and check the tether checkbox.
  4. There should be some indication from the phone that USB tether is active; otherwise it means the phone is not compatible.
  5. If the computer shows "limited connectivity", then try running these two commands on the laptop:
    ipconfig /release

    ipconfig /renew

    That can help the laptop to get an IP address.
    It may take some time for Windows 7 to get an IP address from the phone. The first time, you will have to wait a minute or two after turning on USB tether. To verify that it is working, open "Network Connections" and you should see a new connections such as "Local Area Connection 2 - Identifying... - HTC Remote NDIS based Device". If that is the case, give it a minute or two and see if it will connect.
  6. For Windows XP, please see this page from Google.

License Information: Portions of SVTP Wifi Hotspot & USB Tether includes open source software distributed under the Apache 2.0 License , with the following attribution notice:
This project was originally made by Mike Baroukh (