This app allows you to tether your Android phone and use its data connection to get your computer online. PdaNet allows your computer to go online through the Android phone’s Internet connection. Supports USB Tether and Bluetooth DUN. No root access needed. No tether plan required. Works on ALL Android phones. MacPC.
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You have to be careful not to use too much data through it, as your wireless carrier might not like your tethering for free. It’s not illegal; the carrier just might try to charge you more. As I said, though, I have used this program fairly heavily with streaming video, and all has been fine.
Setup is a bit cumbersome. Your computer needs to have Wi-Fi or ethernet access the first time you set PdaNet up, because you need to download and install a program on it. Once you get through the initial setup, though, everything is a breeze.
If you travel a fair amount, you’ll almost certainly find the full version of PdaNet well worth the money. It can definitely save you if need to get your laptop online in a pinch.