Tether Devices to Mobile Connection w/ PdaNet Android App
PdaNet lets you connect devices to the internet via your Android phone’s mobile connection.
- Version: 2.45
- Size: 109KB (no Apps2SD)
- Category: Communication
- Price: Free
PdaNet provides an extremely easy way to tether devices without complicated steps or the need to root your Android phone. It offers two different methods for tethering, either through USB or Bluetooth.
For Bluetooth connectivity, click “Enable Bluetooth DUN” from within the PdaNet app. This will make your Android phone discoverable by other Bluetooth-ready devices. Using Bluetooth allows you to avoid the need to install PdaNet on your computer.
If you prefer to tether through your USB cable, you’ll need to download the installer to your Mac or Windows computer. After following the installation instructions you’ll be ready to go. First, click “Enable USB Tether” on your Android phone. Second, connect your Android phone via the USB cable. Third, right-click the PdaNet icon from the taskbar tray on your computer and “Connect.”
The free version does not allow access to secure websites (sites that require a login, e.g. https://). For this functionality, you will need to register and pay for the full edition, which is priced at $14.99.
Remember, tethering uses your Android phone’s mobile connection just as it would on your phone itself. If you don’t have an unlimited data plan, make sure to monitor your usage.
- Easily tether devices to your Android phone via USB and/or Bluetooth
- Supports gaming consoles like Xbox 360 and PS3
- Includes SMS Agent application which lets you send/receive texts from your connected computer
Areas for improvement:
- Occasionally loses connection with USB tether, have to unplug and reconnect
Conclusion: The easiest way to connect other devices to the internet via your Android phone’s mobile connection.
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