Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How to enable Nexus Q out of US

Google I/O 2012 has been closed for half month, and I think a lot of people already took their Nexus Q and Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 back to their country.

Here comes the problem, Google Nexus Q is only available in few countries.

Today I got a set of Nexus Q and Nexus 7 from Anson my friend, and he can't make it working in China here. He hope me find out a solution.

OK, here's the Nexus Q and Nexus 7 photos.






Nexus 7 is pretty good, and Android 4.1 is awsome.

Now lets start.

Tools and services that are required:
1. Macbook Pro or one more unused wifi router.
2. an VPN account which server stay in US.

How to by using Macbook Pro:

1. plug in Ethernet cable into your Macbook pro and connect to internet with it.
2. set up VPN in Network setting. (Don't use openVPN client) Connect it.
    Be sure that you have already tick "transfer all data via VPN" selection.
3. Go to sharing setting in your mac.
4. Turn on Internet sharing, choose the vpn you just connected as "From" and choose "WIFI" as "to".

Now you have a fully proxy WIFI AP. Connect your Nexus 7 to this WIFI.

Power on your Nexus Q. Turn on NFC on your Nexus 7. Do the NFC connect by putting your Nexus 7 on top of your Nexus Q.

After the notification sound, Nexus 7 automatically go to Google Play. And you should see Nexus Q app can be install on our Nexus 7 now.

Install it and open it, following the setup guid to set up your Nexus Q.

Finally, Have Fun!!!!

Be care, in this way, both Nexus Q and Nexus 7 will use your Macbook Pro as WIFI AP. be sure don't close your WIFI internet sharing while you are using them.

How to by using WIFI router:

1. plug in Ethernet cable into WAN port on your router and connect it to upper router.
2. Go to router setting site. Change WAN port internet connection way to "PPTP" or "L2TP" (based on your VPN).
3. connect your router on VPN.
4. Config the WIFI signal as usual.

Now you have a fully proxy WIFI. Connect your Nexus 7 to this WIFI.

Power on your Nexus Q. Turn on NFC on your Nexus 7. Do the NFC connect by putting your Nexus 7 on top of your Nexus Q.

After the notification sound, Nexus 7 automatically go to Google Play. And you should see Nexus Q app can be install on our Nexus 7 now.

Install it and open it, following the setup guid to set up your Nexus Q.

Finally, Have Fun!!!!

This way, all data will be going through your WIFI router.








Trouble Shooting:
If you see LED changed to yellow on Nexus Q, means cannot connect to WIFI, check your wifi setting.


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