Feedback tethering your X to a notebook/netbook

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by Domina, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Domina

    Domina New Member

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    I'm looking for feedback from anyone that's received their new X and tethered it to a notebook or netbook for Internet connectivity. I understand using this application - PdaNet -- USB Tether/Bluetooth DUN for Android - should be a simple matter.

    I'll be upgrading (migrating) my VZW netbook contract to an X and tethering to the netbook for an Internet connection. Before I move the service over to the X - effectively removing Internet connectivity from the netbook - I want to be sure this is working in the real world and not just in theory. :)
     
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    Wow - fell to page 5 pretty quick.

    Anyone, please?

    Connect your X to a computer and access the Internet on that computer through your phone?

    C'mon - someone tether. dancedroid
     
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    I cannot confirm that the app will work on the X but I do know it works on the original droid. So I would expect it would work for the x, as it has for most phones.
     
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    I'm actually tethered right now using PDANet. Seems to work well so far.
     
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    I also used pdanet to tether but after the trial period you have to pay 30$ (one time fee). There is another app that works the same called EasyTether. After your trial run you have to buy it but its only 10$ and works the same way. Just keep an eye on your data usage. I used 10 gigs the first month of having my evo
     
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    That's incorrect (partly). It will still work after the trial, but to connect to https: sites you have to buy it.
     
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    Your unlimited data isn't unlimited. If you go over 5 Gigs in a billing cycle you'll could get a nasty gram from big red telling you to cool it or they will cancel your service. Happened to my buddy. I've run a lot of data through my slingbox during hockey season when I'm out and about and I've never come close to the "unlimited limi," but he was streaming all kinds of things, downloading movies, etc... and he flew over 5 gigs and they weren't happy with him.

    If you look in the fine print about the data plan it's in there.
     
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    Has anyone used the Pay version of EasyTether Yet? what speeds do you get? Do you have to pay for the Mobile hotspot throug VZW for it to work? I am paying for the mobile HotSpot.... and I am not getting great speeds with either PDANet or EasyTether...

    Wishlist:

    Drop the $20 a month charge for Mobile Hotspot and use USB tether uncapped.
     
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    Backnblack your absolutely right the only things i have noticed so far that i couldnt access was my email and some sites that require to be logged into. I went ahead with Easytether just because its cheaper. Just a warning for some who are gonna ditch there internet for tethering. I have sprint and i use tether only now and this month i have used 11gigs of data with 6 days left on my cycle. This may not be typical for all just keep an eye on your use. I'm not sure if Verizon has a 5gig cap or its unlimited so make sure you know where you stand so you dont get a shocking bill

    Nova with tether you dont need hotspot
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is with the trial version of PDA Net....


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    And this one is with the trial of EasyTether...


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    And this one is with the Mobile HotSpot....

    How can I get faster speeds????
     
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    This is false. Unlimited is unlimited. There is not a 5 Gig cap on unlimited data.

    Please feel free to show me in the fine print where it says Unlimited is really a 5 gig cap.

    The only thing VZW has a 5 gig cap on is
    1) mobile broadband plans using a USB modem or MiFi or any other Mobile broadband card.
    2) Any MBBC (mobile broadband connect) capable device that adds the tethering feature. This would be an additional $30 on top of your $29.99 UNLIMITED data plan. Or if your are on a BB enterprise server and have the $44.99 plan you can add the MBBC tethering plan for $15 and have 5gigs to tether with.

    Bottom line. If you plan on tethering your device to a laptop or PC then you are supposed to caugh up and additional $30 or $15 depending on what smartphone data plan you have. Either way it still totals $60

    And even further more.. the data to the device itself is still unlimited. And the tethering is capped at 5gigs.

    Anyone using PDAnet, easytether, wifi tether is strait up stealing bandwidth.
    Not trying to start a moral debate on wether you should use a 3rd party app or not. That is on you. I could careless.
    What I do care about is the spread of mis-information.
     
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