01-03-2011 04:23 PM
I have an Ad-Hoc Wifi Network at home, and my nook can't connect to it. How can I get the nook to connect to it?
Thanks for your help!
01-03-2011 05:19 PM
Only if you root your Nook Color. I have rooted my NC, but I don't recommend this to others unless they understand the consequences and are reasonably technical. If you are interested google for nookdevs.com
01-04-2011 10:57 AM
The root IS relatively easy IF you have some technical experience with the command line. However, once you are rooted there are a host of other problems that may present themselves (such as reboots) that even just shyly technical people may be intimidated or upset by. The root is really for people who are okay with the downsides to opening up extended functionality. Note that this probably also voids your warranty.
But if Ad-Hoc Wifi functionality is actually necessary then it may be a means to an end. Alternatively they are taking ideas for the next firmware update somewhere around these forums. You could request Ad-Hoc Wifi functionality.
01-04-2011 11:03 AM
Getting Ad-Hoc to work is a bit more tricky than just rooting the NC because it also requires that you be comfortable using ADB, which is part of the Android developers' tools, to directly manipulate system files on the device. I don't think anyone has (yet) automated the process beyond that, although it sounds like it probably could be done on the device with busybox (sorry if that's giberish).
ADB works fine for me, and I had no real problems getting it set up. Rooting was a bit more difficult and manual when I first rooted my NC in early December.
I didn't purchase my NC until I was convinced I could successfully root it, since it was clear to me that I would be unhappy the the built-in applications. With additional applications it is everything I expected it to be.