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  • Eliot 12:09 pm on August 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Android tethering, esaytether, ,   

    Free Android Tethering 

    The Federal Communications Commission and Verizon Wireless have reached a settlement that will allow Verizon subscribers to use their smartphones as Wi-Fi hotspots at no extra charge.  You can get more information about it here.  I have done a lot research into Tethering.  Here is a list some application you should check out.

    EasyTether Lite

    The description in the GooglePlay store states that EasyTether can tether to Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, PS3, WII, and XBOX.  I had no problems getting it working with OS X.  I have the pro version which is $9.99.  The difference between Lite and Pro is:

    EasyTether Lite will block secure (https://, TCP port 443) sites (such as gmail, facebook, amazon or ebay) and any UDP-based applications (including L2TP VPNs, most instant messagers and Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii games) after some time. The paid/activated versions have no such limitations.

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    PdaNet

    I used this application in the past.  PdaNet is slightly different than EasyTether Lite.  You download the application and you can unlock the full version with a code for $15.99.  Similar to EasyTetherLite secured traffic is blocked if you don’t unlock the pro features.

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    • Droidbuddy 4:28 am on August 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Is there any Free app for Reverse tethering….I need to have a data connection from my PC..

      • Eliot 3:35 am on August 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Droidbuddy. I don’t have any experience with Reverse Tethering but I do find it interesting and extremely useful. I did see a free app in the Google Play store called USB Reverse Tethering. You may want to give that a try.

  • Eliot 1:07 pm on January 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Android tethering, EasyTether, ,   

    Using PdaNet to play Xbox Live – Part 2 

    I tried with the free version and it didn’t work.  I wasn’t ready for a $30 purchase of the pro version.  Besides, I am not sure it would it either.  Since my failed attempt, I did pick up the pro version of EasyTether.  It was $10 and so far I haven’t gotten it to work.  I will keep at it because this type of connection interests me.

     
    • zack 3:03 am on December 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I tried using pdanet and couldnt get past the mtu error. Then i tried foxfi and enabled sharing on my wireless network and success!!! Downfall is the recent update makes the free version limited.

      • Eliot 1:18 pm on December 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Zack,

        I wasn’t able to play with this much since the post. FoxFi seems very cool; thanks for pointing that one out. I think most carriers are allowing you to turn your phone into a mobile hotspot with a simple click of a button (or soon will be). This project lost stem for me because of a couple of things.

        • I travel a bit and was planning to take my Xbox for entertainment. The itinerary for the trips have been jam packed. I probably would leave my console somewhere. Yes, I have let stuff in Hotels throughout the world.
        • XBox is not small and weighs a bit. I didn’t want to run the risk having to pay for a bag because I exceeded a weight limit.
        • I don’t trust TSA with an XBox. Don’t get me wrong. They do a wonderful service keeping the skies safe. However, I would leave it in the care of my five year old niece over TSA any day.

        Zack, again, thanks for the feedback. I just checked the price tag for FoxFi $6.97. That is a bit pricey for an app. Pdanet and EasyTether are more expensive, but I’m not sure how much better they are with quality. At least we have choices right.

  • Eliot 2:26 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Android tethering,   

    Pdanet, another Android Tethering Program 

    I recently picked up a MacBook Pro.  The problem was that EasyTether doesn’t run on OS X.  Dilemma dilemma… so I had to do some homework.  After a bit of searching I found Pdanet.  There was a versions for Blackberries and iPhones in addition to Android.  My installation took longer than five minutes.  That is only because I installed the iPhone version.  Yes, an epic fail on my part.  Pdanet, another success program that allows Android tethering.

    Want more?

    Check out my story about how I setup EasyTether in less than five minutes.

     
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