PdaNet for Android
Jun 30, 2009 5:00 AM –
PdaNet has been one of the most popular software for Windows Mobile phones, Palm OS phones and the iPhone. It is now ported to the Android system! PdaNet provides you with FULL Internet access so all your email, instant message programs will work without any setting changes. Just like the old PdaNet, it is as simple as clicking on the PdaNet tray icon and your computer will go online instantly.
PdaNet does NOT require root access or hacking your phone’s firmware in order to work. It is just a regular Android application that works on Android phones as-is. Currently PdaNet supports USB tethering on all Android OS’s and devices. Tethering is fast, secure and will also charge your phone at the same time. Your phone can either connect to 3G data or WiFi, even through VPN and PdaNet will share the connection with your computer.
PdaNet Android Tethering app is Awesome! Just what business users, tech junkie,s students or anymore who wants to tether their laptop on the go. Take advantage of 3G or Wifi Internet connection speeds to power your PC. This app is most useful because it does not require “Root” access to the phone, plugs in USB port with dual benefit of charging the phone… best of all it’s Free!
When we first evaluated the app, there were issues of connection being dropped sporadically. With the release 1.15+ these issues seem to be resolved.
How to Setup & Use PdaNet for Android
- Download the software to your computer, link above
- Enable phone to install non-Market apps: tapp “Menu”, tapp “Applications”, check “Unknown Sources”
- Plug your Android phone into USB (first time use will install the app onto your phone via computer)
- Toggle On/Off button on phone for Internet tethering
- Right PdaNet icon in bottom right task bar on computer, click “Connect”
Caution: be sure your data plan can handle the traffic you may use and check your cellular terms and conditions regarding tethering as to not end up like this guy.
Watch a video how to turn your Google Android into a Wifi Tether/Router.
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