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    Using phone as portable wi-fi spot

    Just dropped daughter off at uni and her network access wasn't working (I think she didn't pay enough attention when they passed out passwords ) so I rememberd that one of the features of Android 2.2 was that you can use your 'droid as a portable wi-fi hotspot generator

    Switched it on and connected her laptop to it just like at home - easy peasy

    And, I can use the the same technique at work to get around filtering issues in future


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    PS It made me think of how do you big boys and girls stop your darling high school pupils from doing the same thing?

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    I do this with my iPhone 4 to get an internet connection for my iPad when out & about

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    Each child gets searched at our place for phones etc at the start of the day (letters get sent to the parents at the start of the school year stating this will happen), nothing they can do to stop us (apart from obviously strip search etc). One instance a child stuffed her phone in her bra, we called her mum in to do the search, she was massively embarrassed about her mum coming in, and all the other kids heard the story, and as such, all valuables get handed in so they cant do it any more!

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    I do this with my iPhone 4
    She's got a 3GS - can she use it with her Win7 laptop?

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    Each child gets searched at our place for phones etc at the start of the day
    Your exaggerting a bit surely!
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    nope, children empty their bags on their desks and the form tutor goes through the equipment, they also make note of who doesnt have correct equipment (EG those without PE kit etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    nope, children empty their bags on their desks and the form tutor goes through the equipment, they also make note of who doesnt have correct equipment (EG those without PE kit etc)
    that does seem a bit excessive - we don't have any students which are that clever to realise they can but they don't have rights to install software - or change the proxy so even if they managed to connect through the phone IE will still be looking for our proxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    She's got a 3GS - can she use it with her Win7 laptop?

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    Yes, but the phone needs to be jail broken and you need to purchase the MyWi app ($19.99)
    MyWi 4.0 - Rock Your Phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    nope, children empty their bags on their desks and the form tutor goes through the equipment, they also make note of who doesnt have correct equipment (EG those without PE kit etc)
    What if a student refuses to empty their bags?

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    Parents are called in, parents do it for us, if parent doesn't come in, student is escorted home by 2 members of staff.

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    its a system that has served us well as we have only ever escorted 1 child home, and called parents in twice

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    everyday?

    Are you in some sort of remand school?

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    Ta - she just txtd me and says she's on via uni connnection
    (Must have found her password either that or Salford tech support did a grand bit of overtime on a saturaday evening )

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    our school is in special measures, and we now enforce strict policies towards pupil property due to high numbers of theft etc

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