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Best tethering app?

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by portermac, Aug 17, 2010.

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    What's the best tethering app? I'm not rooted with a motorola droid 2.2.
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    If your computer has bluetooth you can use PDAnet, it also supports USB if you don't.

    Otherwise unless you root, you won't get the wifi connection you're looking for.
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    I'm using PDAnet. I've been using it for several months and it has worked great with my 2.2 update.

    HOWEVER, don't plan on connecting via bluetooth. Although it works, the connection sucks. It's EXTREMELY slow and loses it's connection often. It works without a flaw using the USB cable.
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    PdaNet is the way to go, via USB.

    Ron W.
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    Does the free one work good. Thanks by the way.
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    I'm not sure but I believe the free version blocks some web sites, not sure which ones, The documentation from the market should tell you it's limitations.

    Ron W.
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    The free version blocks HTTPS, not HTTP. So if you are just planning on using it for general browsing, and not making any online purchases (since that's usually the only case you would find an HTTPS connection), it shouldn't be a problem.

    USB connection and Bluetooth works great for me, but I use the bluetooth more.
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    Why don't you use Easytether. It's only via USB. But it costs only $9.99 vs. $29.99 for PDAnet.
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    Or root and just use the wifi tether app.
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    easy tether works well for browsing but videos streamed over the web are extremely laggy and the free version blocks https sites also. if you install APKtorfrom the market, you can from there download the full version for free if you allow the instalation of non market apps.
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    i also forgot to add easy tether doesn,t work with 64 bit systems.
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    I agree with you. Root and get Wireless Tether from the Market.
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    :blackberry:
    Windows 7 here, so Easy Tether is out.

    PDAnet seems great, liking the SMS function, except it doesn't post my message to my phone...

    I did have some weird problem, after trying to use it second day after first use, it wouldn't work, had to reinstall to my laptop, then it worked. Not sure why it did that, has worked fine since.
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    i use pdanet and it only cost 18$
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    Ok, so I made up my mind. I think I will join the dark side and root. I have been contemplating it for about 4 months now and haven't because I have a mac. Now with easy root it shouldn't be a problem. You magicians with the forum, could you lead me to the post that steps me through the easy root way to root. I'd also like to overclock. Thanks for all the help, you guys are always there for guidance. Hopefully I can get good enough to help others one day.
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    My job bought me a Droid X, I installed PDAnet and it works great except for VPN, will not connect and I need to have this option. Does anyone know if Easy Tether or another app allows VPN? Thanks for the help, very new to all this!
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    PDANet works great but is it still needed with 2.2? Has anyone tried the new tethering option?
    Regards... Steve
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    What new tethering option for 2.2? The Droid 2 supports 3g mobile hotspot(rule the air) but it costs $20-$30 a month and that I'm not a fan of.
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    Settings, Wireless & Networks, Tethering


    Best... Steve
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