Tethering issue with my pc.

Im having internet issues. im tethering from a not 5 but everytime i go to my wix account to edit my website i get this message on my pc " At the moment, creating & editing your website is not supported on this device." im on windows 7 using my tethered phone for internet. any fixes to this?

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Electronic tether to tether my father's rollator to him

My father lives independently but has poor mobility and dementia.  He frequently walks away from his rollator and then gets trapped when he realises he has left it elsewhere in his home.  A physical tether would be impractical and might actually increase his risk of falling.  I think he would benefit from an electronic tether that would sound an alarm whenever he moved more than, say, three feet from the rollator. There does not appear to be a commercially-available product to meet such a need. Giving him a passive RFID tag to wear and attaching a light-weight alarm to the rollator that polls the tag every few seconds might generate a workable solution, but I don't have sufficient experience with RFID to generate a solution in a reasonable time-scale.  I would probably favour CMOS timers and logic over a microcontroller for similar reasons. Does anyone have a project that could be adapted, or expertise that could be applied, to this task?

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Is there such thing as tethering my Mac's internet connection so I can share it with a PC?

I have a MacBook that I purchased in 2007 and I also had a PC lying around. The PC does not have a network card and can not (for some reason) recognize the router when I plug in an ethernet cord. I was wondering if the connection that my Macbook has can be shared with a PC. Any suggestions?

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led light tether for a ballon?

I saw this at a burning man event... a 50ft string with leds all the way up, they must have been rgb leds because the string would change color and flash patterns and sequences. all held up with a ballon. Has anyone ever seen something like this? how would I build one? (maybe shorter like 25ft.)?

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Tethered wireless shooting with TP-Link router

Hi.... I've been following the instructable about wireless tethering using the TP-Link MR3040 portable router (https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-tethered-shooting-with-any-DSLR-camera-V3/) This is great and works very well. My problem is that the router in the instructable is now obsolete in the UK so I was wondering if anyone knows if the TP-Link MR3020 can be flashed with the same firmware? If not are there any other compatible portable routers on the market. I understand the firmware is based upon the OpenWRT firmware but that the author has added some additional scripts, if I can't find a suitable replacement router does anyone know what additional scrips have been added and if it's possible to add them to the OpenWRT 3020 firmware. Many thanks for any help.

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Jailbreak untether?

On my ipad 1 i installed redsn0w for ios 5.1.1 but in the installer for the tethered option, would there be an option to untether it. if not would i just have to keep going to my computer?

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how to "ROOT" samsung intercept for sprint Answered

1)     how do i "ROOT" my samsung intercept from sprint? i found a few apps that are amazing     ("wifi tethering", "set CPU", "root explorer" "root manager"), but  i need superuser (root)     access. can anyone explain what "ROOT" is and how to get it?     (update) I'm starting to understand "ROOT" is.) 2)      and what is  "KERNAL" 3)      i want to install flash player 10.1 on my intercept from sprint, but after i installed, it was the      same. do i have to root my phone? 4)     i cant find any good info on HOW to root the SPRINT INTERCEPT phone. 5)     which is better, the samsung moment, or the samsung intercept? 6)     is this the ONLY phone the SUCKS in EVERY SENSE (bad screen re;  unable to root;  no     multi-touch; android 2.1;  no flash support;  non-sensitive capacitive buttons;       unresponsive;  slow) 7)     (update), my phone updated today and now is running 2.2, froyo. now the capacitive      buttons work the way there supposed too. but i still cant i update flash.  and is rooting      gonna be possible (or at lest possible)? (re update 2011 Jan. 11) my phone still has no multi-touch (except for the "pinch to zoom" like before.but only on the browser); no flash player; and the hardware still SUCKS (bad res LCD screen, "EV-rev O" radio, ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE built in memory) some reason this phone after the 2.2 update, is a LOT slower and more unresponsive then before. 8) does anyone know how to root this phone and flash it with some better-suited software for this model phone (m910)

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Is there any way to use my samsung omnia i900 as a wifi card by tethering in my hackintosh?

I have a hachintosh that works well but I want to use my beloved samsung omnia as a wifi card by tethering. Does anyone know any way that I can make it work?????????

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I can't figure out how to tether my blackberry to my laptop to use as a modem? Read 1 suggestion on line did not work.

I would like to do this so I do not have to pay for internet access for my computer at home - just run it through my blackberry and I have heard that it can be done pretty easily.

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youtube no option for 144p and 480p and 1080p when using tethering on phone [ANSWERED]

When I open youtube to watch any video, and I am connected to the WiFi in the house, I get all the quality options available to me: 144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, and occasionally original (usually reserved for 4K resolutions?) However, when I use my phone's 3G/4G and wirelessly tether that to linux, I do not get all 6-7 quality choices. 144p, 480p, and 1080p are missing. speedtest.net shows tethering 4G to my computer shows a 3-8 Mbps down with ~70ms latency. the WiFi in the house is CenturyLink DSL, and can get as fast as 1.5Mbps with latency ~50ms at best, it can sometimes get very slow and I am forced to switch to tethering my phone's 3G/4G. Also, it is worth noting that the 360p quality appears more compressed, The amount of "boxiness" (MPEG reduction) is annoyingly high. (poor quality) While the phone is in 3G, I can't even watch 720p quality, the lowest quality that allows one to make out a faces in the video. It does not appear to be Chrome, the browser I'm using or flash video, as it is also true with the HTML5 player. 

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Could I access remotely wireless camera using cellphone 100+ miles away?

I was wanting to setup a camera on a site that I work at using an old iPhone I have laying here. I was wondering if it was even possible?

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Will I still be able to make calls if I install a custom ROM on my EVO 4G?

I want to root my EVO 4G for WiFi tethering and to install custom ROMs.. Will I still be able to make calls even though I will flash a custom ROM?

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Can Forums and Answers link be added to the mobile App? Answered

I frequent Instructuables daily through android app on phone and tablet.  Would it be possible to add links to the Answers and Forums areas of the site to the app?  Hate that I need to tether myself to a desktop browser or struggle through a phone browser to use these great features of the site.

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Can Forums and Answers sections of site be added to mobile apps?

I frequent Instructuables daily through android app on phone and tablet.  Would it be possible to add links to the Answers and Forums areas of the site to the app?  Hate that I need to tether myself to a desktop browser or struggle through a phone browser to use these great features of the site.

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small solar panel, motor and propeller

I have constructed a desktop solar helicopter that I have on wire3d.com  I am trying to make a small very light solar helicopter that I can fly on the desktop and is tethered on 4 corners. I will make it out of very light plastic or styrofoam or bulsa wood. I need to find the right panel, motor, and propeller. Any suggestions will be appreciated.   bob

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how to make a waterproof switch for a minisub? Answered

Right now, I am in the process of building a small tethered submarine that is only about 1 foot long. There will be an external light module on it. So far I have a cluster of LEDs and a 9v battery holder that are both waterproof, but I do not have a way of turning the lights on and off that is waterproof. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to waterproof a switch or where to buy a waterproof switch?

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Waiting for my iRobot Create ...

Log Entry 0001: I just purchased a Create and a BAM (but not received it yet). The plan is to use my Windows XP laptop as a bluetooth-tethered brain and write a C++ application that creates a virtual map of any room in which the Create finds itself; I'm not sure what the challenges are yet - I'm guessing there will be some latency in getting real-time information from the robot via the BAM module ... Step 1: read manuals on Bluthooth protocol, the Create command set; design the "brain" (a multi-threaded GUI windows app )... - Cheers.

Topic by Technophilia451 

Sonic data transmission?

This is just an idle thought, but I was reading a couple of ROV builds, and the one thing they all have in common is a tether - it's a fact of the world that very little in the way of radio signal can penetrate water. So... Could you send control signals to an ROV via sound or ultrasound?  Could beeps and clicks carry enough data, far enough, and clearly enough, to control an ROV? Even more fun, how much data could come back? Sensor readings? Images? Just throwing it out there for you to toy with, but it would be fun to have genuinely-remote control for this class of robot.

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What would be a good way to control and/or pre-program 6 servos, 10 LEDs, and a speaker?

So far I've looked at something like this:http://www.servocity.com/html/servo_controllers.htmlI wouldn't want to have to connect it to a computer, plus I need a micro controller for the rest of the parts anyway.Or something like this:http://cheapcontrolsystems.com/I'd prefer the system to be autonomous, but if it could be both autonomous and controllable that would be preferable, with simply controllable being the last resort.Also does some sort of wireless tether system exist? Like could I have this system follow me?

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Would I be able to extend an amplified antenna's range with a satellite dish?

Hi all, I have a small portable T.V. that will only work when tethered to a converter box. I noticed that when I attached a rabbit ear antenna to the "TV OUT" port on the box, I was able to get signal from the box wirelessly from a few feet away. I had a crazy idea that if I bought an amplified antenna, replaced the LNB on a satellite dish with it, and aimed it at the satellite closest to Earth, I would be able to have the converter box signal bounce back to the T.V. Is this even possible?

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The “9/11” World Trade Center disaster horrified Americans as they witnessed people leaping out of 100 story windows to their death. There was simply no available escape system to facilitate a safe yet quick evacuation to the ground floor. Elevators weren’t working and internal staircases were blocked by sporadic debris, black smoke and fires. The situation was virtually hopeless to the point where many chose to jump rather than be burned alive. So here we are, with technology capable of constructing 100+ story buildings but without the means for external fire-escapes. Unfortunately, the public isn’t aware that at our current level of technology we can finally address this problem with our architects. We are talking about a means to rapidly deploy a flexible escape tube-chute from 100+ stories that hangs along a guy-wire which is pre-attached to our escape floor and anchored to the ground (Fig-1). This tube-chute escape system will deliver a person from 100-stories down to ground level and safely outside the building in under 10-minutes. Prior to deployment, the entire system is housed inside a container that is either attached to the outside of the building or built into a structured wall, opening to the outside at various floor levels. When in deployment, the inlet of the flexible escape tube will be anchored to the outside wall of a designated escape window and contain an inner diameter sufficiently sized to accommodate an individual. The tube’s exit end is tethered to a rope-wire that runs down our permanently located guy-wire, through a series of guy-wire slip-rings, and quickly pulls the tube's exit end to ground. The rope-wire is permanently attached to a winch-motor located on the ground. During deployment, the winch pulls the tube’s rope-wire down to ground level by slipping along the guy-wire rings. As the tube-chute deploys downward, it automatically forms a spiral about the guy-wire, creating a very long escape slide that gets anchored to the ground. A fully deployed tube-chute exhibits three basic attachments for stability: 1) a set of flexible slip-rings and tethers attached between the permanent guy-wire and tube to form its downward spiral, 2) a tube-chute inlet anchored to the outside of the building at various floor levels, and 3) a tube-chute exit anchored to the ground and providing a fully deployed and reliable escape system ready for use. As each person enters the tube-chute, they are only aware of the outside winds which buffet the tube plus the internally hanging cloth fingers used to slow their descent as they slide down to safety. They are not aware of any height and feel relatively secure due to their complete envelopment by both the tube and its touching fingers.  A 100-story descent would take about 6-to-10-minutes to reach the outside safety of ground while travelling at a speed of roughly 5-fps (3.5 MPH) as regulated by the spiral-ramp and internal cloth-fingers retarding gravity.   Technical  Details: The tube-chute is reinforced by a sewn-in spiral wire that gives it strength and flexibility. Its tube is made of heavy duty nylon, much like the large yet light air-hoses used on many high stress applications today. The tube cork-screws its way down and around a permanently deployed guy-wire that stretches from the designated floor of the building to the ground. The tube is sized for a person to enter and slide down the spiraling pathway until he reaches ground level. Gravity will act to propel the sliding individual down the tube. To counter gravity, we rely on the tube’s spiraling design to produce a gradually declining ramp that slows and checks an individual’s descent speed. The number of spirals and ramp-angle necessary to reach the ground will be sized to limit the gravity-induced speed so as not to endanger an individual’s sliding descent. That and the internally hanging cloth fingers guard against excessive speeds and will prevent skin-burns from the sliding friction. The tube’s nylon material is impregnated with anti-flammable chemistry and its exterior is aluminized to prevent radiative heatloads from causing a fire due to either direct flames or the radiant heat from indirect flames. A final note on the overall weight for this flexible tube-chute structure. Clearly, since we are designing a deployable fire-escape system, its weight must be kept to a minimum for deployment safety and reliability. Items such as the cloth materials, tube-wire reinforcements, and spiraling tube tether attachments must be carefully chosen for weight, strength and durability. While issues of weathering may not be that important, as it will be housed and protected from the elements, the shelf life of the various materials chosen is of paramount importance.

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Arduino Robot Challenge: How inexpensively can you create a robot using an Arduino for 5th Graders? Answered

PLEASE VOTE FOR MY PROJECT! So here is the challenge:  For the lowest amount of $ and ease of part availability create a robot that can be used to teach 5th graders via "physical computing". I have been on a 4 month journey of learning...lessons learned so far are heavily influenced by:  SERB AND Mothbot ...Instructables smart ads on the sidebar just led me to this exciting solution: Babuino! Some of my thoughts/guidelines/rules/challenges: - Use K'nex.  Cheap, available, and familiar to the kids. - No tools required! - Use Arduino.  Assume $30 cost.  I know many other options exist to reduce this cost...but for now keep it simple! - Use Scratch for Arduino.  I have donated PC's from my employer and plan on loading Ubuntu...another zero cost aspect! - Start in "tethered mode", later on go to Xbee link to PC...or hope that S4A gets the unlinked mode working soon. - servo's seem the best approach to drive without extra requirements....GWS S35 STD Continuous Rotation Servo Motor is the one I have from Mothbot. - However, I would like to use the motor that comes in the Robo Battlers K'nex kits.... - So I am thinking of a robot base consisting of a DC motor rear 2 wheel axle...still trying to figure out the best circuit to allow forward/reverse...not too worried at this point about speed control...maybe later? - Steering could be via a front axle controlled by the GWS servo...I think?  However, it appears that steering can be difficult via K'nex. Me, my teacher partner, and 21 5th graders thank you for helping meet this challenge!

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Building Battery Packs?

Hello all! I am currently in the process of designing an (increasingly) large project using LED light strips. These are the strips I intend on using. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? It should be. The other thing is that this is a portable project, one that I want to be able to use without being tethered to an outlet. Basically, what it comes down to is that the project involves using about 8.25 meters of light strip. I say about because I haven't done precise measurements, but I'm buying ten meters which should be plenty. This adds up to 264 LEDs total (for the 8.25, not the 10). Each LED can draw up to 60 mA at full brightness, so all of them at full brightness would draw almost 16 A >_< I am thinking that the best way to go about this would be to build four smaller battery packs, each powering about 2 meters of strip. I was looking at using these Li-Ion cells. The only problem is that I do not know how to accomplish what I am trying to do. I am still befuddled by the relationship between a battery's "C" rating and its mAh, and I am quite unsure of what kind of circuit these batteries need to be used with to prevent killing them, or worse, fires. What I really want is to be able to run the entire thing for 3-4 hours on a single charge of all four of the battery packs. But I also want to have the possibility to run all the LEDs at full brightness (albeit for a fraction of a second) without damaging the circuitry. Another problem I am encountering is that these batteries are 3.7V, and the strip needs about (but no more than) 5V to run. I appreciate any advice, help, references, etc. you can give me. I don't need a full blueprint or schematic of how exactly to do this, but I do not even know in which direction to start looking. Thanks again.

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Can I transmit video from one mobile phone to another via Bluetooth connection?

Because I have 20 or so old mobile phones that are perfectly functional, though very outdated, I want to use them for something. I previously had an idea to extend the phone's camera wires so I could use it for a remote camera on a tether, but found no real way of doing such because they all use ribbon cables. Also, I was told voltage drop would cause it to malfunction. Now, my newer idea, for example, would be to mount a camera phone (we'll call it phone 1) to the rear window of my car and transmit the video via bluetooth to a phone mounted to my dash (and he will be phone 2) and allow the two phones to act as a rear mounted camera system. So basically phone 1 at the rear of the car would bluetooth transmit his video feed to the dash mounted phone 2 where I could  just have to glance down in order to see better behind me. This video, plus mirrors should make it pretty easy to know what/who awaits my rear-ward travelling destruction! The phone I carry everyday is an Android phone, so maybe there is an application available for download to allow another phone to connect to it in this way? I have had no luck with searching for one, but I'm not sure if anyone else here happens to know of one. I don't need to record the video, I just want to view the video from another phone in real time. Also, I am aware backup cameras can be had for next to nothing, but I want to try and find a use for some of the old mobile phones I have. I prefer to recycle them for a cool project like this if possible. Thanks for reading!

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Casio pocket Tv: Tv-1900B info/suggestions on uses?

I just received a casio pocket television model: Tv -1900b, produced somewhere in the late 80-mid 90's(cannot find year) as a gift from my sister, purchased for 2.99 from goodwill, she bought it because I like vintage electronics, and thought it was useable as she was not aware of the difference between dtv and analog, and took the label heading that it received working channels for true, from my research it appears to be functioning but is receiving no signal due to the dtv transition. this is my problem, I am trying to figure out ways around not having an available analog broadcast to pick up, and can not find much info for this tv model online, not even part labels manuals or specs, Im wondering what my options for use or connecting it to another device are.. There is what appears to be an extra headphone sized jack/connector at the top next to the speaker, and a headphone plug does fit into it... but the label for it is long gone, so I do not know if it is an external antenna connection, external composite video in port, external video out port, or a service port of some kind, as it is right next to the rod antenna  screw connection, what exactly is it, and can it be used for an external video/sound input connection?, I see that  on other models before and after this one it can be used as a video/audio input, when utilized with a rca to headphone adapter cord but that does not tell me for sure if mine has that ability. What are my options with this?, I have some technologic know-how, but could not build my own signal transmitter, oscilloscope, built in jack, etc from scratch. is this model capable of easy external connections?, is the extra hole for an antenna input, video input or both?, can a box, dvd or vcr be connected, also is wrapping wire around the antenna and then connecting to the coaxial output on an external device feasible? Iv seen it work on other pocket tv's on the internet but dont know about the true signal quality/effeniency I would be able to make most physical external connection adapters myself, or, are adapters other then the headphone to rca adapters sold to remedy the problem of having a rod antenna and little to no external hook-ups? p.s I am not opposed to having it constantly wired/tethered to a much larger device, as it would be used for a novelty or in a small area where a larger unit would be to big or unweildy, like next to a bed, spot at the table, etc, also I would probably not use it for cctv or similar as I have little to no use for such things the picture included is not of my actual item, but the same model and version, for reference purposes I appreciate any help, as it appears to be functioning it would be a shame to not find a use for .

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