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8 responses to “Samsung Blocking FoxFi in Newer Firmwares, FoxFi Future Bleaker”

  1. Randy

    Very interesting article as I currently use FoxFi on a Moto Razr Maxx on Verizon. You make mention that there are some exceptions to the restrictions on tethering “on the C-Block for Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers. While Verizon objects to such restrictions, they also signed off on them… but are poised to challenge them in court.”

    Do you have a source for this? There is a raging debate on HowardForums whether Verizon can throttle unlimited data plan users or restrict tethering for its 4G LTE users on the C-Block. Some say yes and some say no but no one can find any definitive language anywhere that explicitly states what Verizon can or cannot do on the C-Block. Any insight or links you can provide to shed light on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

    Great website by the way. Keep up the good work!

  2. unknownmonkey26

    For what its worth, foxfi still works as of Sept. 5, 2012 on my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2.

  3. CJ

    Just used Foxfi today without a problem. Samsung GSII Skyrocket running Android 4.0 on AT&T.

  4. John

    I have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Fox FI worked great until I updated to Jelly Bean a few days ago. Now Fox Fi isn’t working. LAMEROSITY EXTREME!

    pffff.

    Verizon is evil. I was getting 27 megs down and 12 megs up with anything 3 bars or more of 4G LTE. Fox Fi pumped that out to the WiFi PERFECTLY. No packet loss….no problems VOIPing through it on an 802.11 enabled VOIP handset. Seems like QoS was in fact working because I could not get the call to suck even dragging down a file at 2 megaBYTES a second from http://ftp.cse.buffalo.edu‘s Linux Mirror. Fox Fi works great. The performance is really a tribute to the Linux tcp/ip stack and the HAL’s for the devices involved, but Fox Fi must be properly written because it is allowing that tcp/ip stack to do it’s thing unencumbered. I get the exact same speed on the test whether or not I do it on the console of the phone itself using Firefox and flash speed test at speakeasy.net, or whather I do it on a WiFi connected device using Fox Fi to hotspot my phone.
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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE I WILL DONATE PLEASE FIX FOX FI SOON.

    P U H L E A S E)!W&*%~!&*!

    8)

  5. Matt

    Verizon just push their jelly bean 4.3 upgrade onto the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 market. the new upgrade has effectively killed FoxFi and PdaNet, with no apparent work around.

    Looks like it’s time to dump Verizon and Samsung products.

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