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    Motorola Droid Phone As A Modem?

    Hey guys,

    Doing a lot of research on the Droid today for some final conclusive decision making and one of the things I came across is the ability to use a phone as a modem. While I saw info pertaining to this several places, it was all very vague.

    So just straight to the point, can the Motorola Droid be used as a modem for wireless internet connection on a computer? And if so, is the speed the same (3G)?
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    yes and yes. i use wifi teather (rooted) but there is also pdanet in the market, i think its a free app too.
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    Speed is better IMHO on the Wifi tether than with using PDANet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Speed is better IMHO on the Wifi tether than with using PDANet.
    Why? it's still just using 3G signal, right? I mean if there was an actual wifi available, the the laptop could just connect to that.
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    well the wifi tether is still using 3g (just wireless) however if i remember right download speeds were always a little slower on pdanet than other programs. this may have changed, haven't used pdanet since my moto q days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bike_guy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Speed is better IMHO on the Wifi tether than with using PDANet.
    Why? it's still just using 3G signal, right? I mean if there was an actual wifi available, the the laptop could just connect to that.
    I was referring to Wifi Tether from the Drois as opposed to USB Tether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Speed is better IMHO on the Wifi tether than with using PDANet.
    Why? it's still just using 3G signal, right? I mean if there was an actual wifi available, the the laptop could just connect to that.
    I was referring to Wifi Tether from the Drois as opposed to USB Tether.
    Well I guess if the transfer rate is quicker through wifi than a USB cord, that would make sense,
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    I recently installed PDAnet and it works great. I expected slow load times, but was surprised at how good it was. I plan on buying the full version. It works great with my netbook.
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    OK...I'm slightly tech savvy but I can't get the PDAnet to work with my very old computer! At this point in time, I cannot access the internet on my laptop and was hoping to be able to download the whole thing from my phone. My computer isn't so old that it isn't capable of this. However, my net card is fried. I had wireless for a time but now the computer won't talk to the router. lol Help? Anyone?
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