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    Tethering Droid to PC

    I just bought the Droid this past weekend. The sales person said, "all you have to do is plug in the tether from your phone to your desktop PC and you will have internet on your PC". I should have known it sounded too good to be true.

    Anyone that can possibly 'dumb this down' for me to get internet access on my PC (no internal wi-fi card)??
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    PDANet... check the Android Market.

    I purchased it and it's completely worth it. I don't like using WiFi tethering because it drains your battery in 50-90 minutes. Corded tethering is the way for me 90% of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty View Post
    PDANet... check the Android Market.

    I purchased it and it's completely worth it. I don't like using WiFi tethering because it drains your battery in 50-90 minutes. Corded tethering is the way for me 90% of the time.
    A little dumber please...

    I clicked on Android Market, then what....?
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    look up PDAnet. your going to have to install it on your computer and phone.

    If you have no internet for your computer don't worry. Just install pdanet on your phone from the market and then connect the phone to your computer, mount usb and copy the file or whatever file specified to your computer. its free for about a week i think and then you pay a one time fee of $20. Worth it if you don't have broadband or plan on using internet for your laptop away from home and wi-fi access areas a lot.
    Don't expect brodband speeds though. Though i can get up to 2Mbps downloads on good days. That is still not good enough for gaming, but decent enough for Hulu and youtube.
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    pdanet is free......forever.
    HTC Incredible

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliskay View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty View Post
    PDANet... check the Android Market.

    I purchased it and it's completely worth it. I don't like using WiFi tethering because it drains your battery in 50-90 minutes. Corded tethering is the way for me 90% of the time.
    A little dumber please...

    I clicked on Android Market, then what....?
    Here's a link to the Android page of the company that makes PDANet.

    Download PdaNet

    Just download the appropriate file for the computer you want to tether to. Install it.

    Then download the Android app for your phone that you want to provide the internet access.

    The rest should be pretty obvious. If not just come back and post.

    Good Luck... No worries, it's pretty easy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Threepio View Post
    pdanet is free......forever.
    No its not. A payment of 20 dollars after the trial period is needed, of course you can cheat it. But why would you do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sockmess View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Threepio View Post
    pdanet is free......forever.
    No its not. A payment of 20 dollars after the trial period is needed, of course you can cheat it. But why would you do that?
    Don't want to cheat anyone out of anything.

    Thank you ALL so much (especially you Dusty)! I am tethered!
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    Okay, now that I am tethered, my internet is bigger than my screen and going to page, then zoom and shrinking makes what I am typing all out of whack. Any idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sockmess View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Threepio View Post
    pdanet is free......forever.
    No its not. A payment of 20 dollars after the trial period is needed, of course you can cheat it. But why would you do that?
    Wrong...it is free forever. Please don't spread misinformation. When you first use the program its a trial version of the full software. After the trial period expires then you can still connect to the internet; however, HTTPS will be blocked. Which (for the OP) means that basically anything that requires you to sign in (i.e. email, banking etc.) will not work because those types of services use HTTPS.

    Btw sockmess, use of these and other programs cheat VZW don't they? So, don't be all mightier than thou...
    Erik
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