How To: Use Your G1 as a Wifi Network (Wifi Tether)

Want to use your G1 to give out a wireless signal so your laptop (or other phones with Wifi) can connect to it and use the 3G internet for FREE?

Course you do. First, make sure your G1 is Rooted (search our site for the 1 click rooting method). Then follow these steps.

1. Download the APK file from here:
Wifi Tether 1.51 (After you save it you may have to put the .apk after the file name if it does not show as an APK file in Windows).

2. Connect your G1 to the computer via USB cable (pull down the notification that pops up on the phone and click it. Then click Mount).

3. Save it to your G1’s SD card in the Root folder (no need to rename it to anything).

4.  Unplug the G1 from the computer.

5. Goto Settings then Applications then make sure Unknown Sources is checked (this will allow you to install the APK file even though you did not get it from the Market).

6. Then using a program like Linda File Manager (you can download it from the Market if you don’t have it) navigate to your SD card and find the Wifi Tether.apk and click it. Say open with Package Installer if asked.

7. Allow it to install.

To Turn It On:

1. Make sure your Wifi is OFF.

2. Open the Wifi Tether program from your menu.

3. Click Start.

4. Have your computer search for Wifi networks and click on the one labelled “G1” or “G1 Tether” and click connect.

5. Done!

  • Brandon

    Is there wireless tethering for the mytouch 1.2/fender after i rooted it already? i tried downloading some wireless tethering apk files but all of them say ‘No Netfilter’ and that my kernel does not have all the features for running this app. help?

  • german1443

    every time i try to strat tethering the message “unable to start tethering. please try again” pops up. i am using a mytouch 3g it is rooted and i am runnig the cm rom do you know what i might have messed up on. any help or advise would be really appreciated a lot.

  • im trying to tether with my g1 one but its like its not sending any signal my computer wont connect..i did the steps u guys provided and it still wont connect any one have any idea of what i can do?

  • luis

    i have done the rooting to my g1 and its all working good .. and i downloaded the g1 wifi tether app and did everything on the video but my laptop dosnt pic up the g1 signal …. any thoughts ??

  • cio

    hello ther..I rooted my phone installed the apk file’ it connects to my laptop (windows 7) but does’nt give me any internet acess can some one plz help my with this problem? thankx..

  • cio

    Unlockr: I rooted my g1 installed the tether apk file, my computer connects to my phone, but does’nt give me any internet acces? Plz help

  • coop

    what film ware do we need to have in order to do the wifi tether. i have 1.6 and i did all of this and when i clicked on the wifi logo ” unable to start tethering please try again “. so i did but got the same results.. what is it i need to do cause i need this very badly.


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  • billy

    I’m having prob with the new wifi it keep saying that’s its not gonna work cause sumthing wrong with karnel and I’m using the new superuser permisson for root access

    • Mel

      I have a problem! I am using the new superuser permission and the wifi tether… it shows the wifi connection from my G1 to my ipod touch but I can’t connect to the internet. The log says “Failed” because “can’t initialize iptables table ‘nat’: iptables who? (do you need to insmod?) Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.”. What should I do Unlockr?

  • Jacksonic92

    hello i added this app to my g1 but evrytime i hit the button, it says unable to tether. please try again! plzzz help!

  • Jacksonic92

    hello i added this app to my g1 but evrytime i hit the button, it says unable to tether. please try again! plzzz help!

  • Jacksonic92

    hello i added this app to my g1 but evrytime i hit the button, it says unable to tether. please try again! plzzz help!

  • Mkspencer23

    I have been using the wifi tether for awhile.  Recently though I can’t connect to the internet.  I am getting a Access: Local Only connection.  Any help would be appreciated.