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Need help with tethering on a mac PDAnet

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by chomorro, Nov 30, 2009.

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    I got the mac program from pdanet and the droid app. But the mac app says iphone not connected. What am i doing wrong here? Newb to tethering, just wanted to try it out.
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    Mistake or are you on the wrong site?
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    no that's what the problem is I don't have an iphone. But there is no other pdanet software for mac on their site.
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    The mac program for pdanet is only for the iphone. To tether with an android device on a mac you have to use bluetooth DUN.
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    Oh ok thank you. Going to try that
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    Can someone walk me through the steps?

    Ok--I'm a bluetooth ignoramus. I used my bluetooth earpiece for my old LG phone and that's about it. I have since bought the Droid and I cancelled my Verizon Broadband account for my laptop. I"m delighted to see that I can still use the laptop over the Verizon network with PDAnet. However, since I'm a mac user I see that I have to do this via bluetooth. I am using a G4 Powerbook running Tiger (OS 10.4.11). Can one of you kind souls walk me through how to set this up on the mac and the Droid? I found PDAnet in the marketplace but I haven't downloaded it to the Droid yet.

    Many thanks!
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    FIgured out why i cant get it to work. I cant turn on blue tooth on the droid for someone reason. I tried system settings and the power widget. When i turn on the blue tooth it was turning on blue tooth and then just goes back to the turn on blue tooth unchecked box again. Anyone else having this problem?
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    Hard resetting the phone solved the bluetooth problem. I have it paired with the mac using the above php. Only problem now is my mac won't connect to it. It sees it with blue tooth but won't connect.
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    Good news I guess, pdanet says there is a mac version coming out in two weeks.
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    I can tether via USB on a mac and my phone isn't even rooted...Proxoid :)
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    YES, I do have that problem. If I try to use PdaNET without first enabling bluetooth with the PowerControl widget or Settings menu, bluetooth will not turn on until I reboot the phone. No idea why. Make sure you turn bluetooth on BEFORE you start PdaNET (Using PowerControl or the Settings menu) and you won't have that problem.

    As such, this bug means that the PdaNET widget doesn't work, either.
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    Really? im going to check that one out.
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    the mac version of pdanet is on their website under the android section. its version 2.15. it includes usb tethering and bluetooth DUN
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    I just tried it and it doesn't work. The instructions say that installation will create a new network interface that I'll see in the Network Preferences, but nothing shows up there. When I click connect, it says it can't find the network preferences.

    I'd really rather use Bluetooth anyway, but that isn't working either. I get an error about not finding an "RFCOMM serial port"...

    WTF? I'd swear PDAnet worked with Bluetooth when I first downloaded it a few weeks ago, and now it doesn't work anymore, and neither does USB. :mad:
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    From what I've been able to figure out, the RFCOMM profile is not currently supported on Droid. I wanted to attach a hand held bar code scanner which didn't work. It apparently needs that profile.

    Maybe some techies could elaborate.
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    I've had some bizarrely unpredictable successes getting the BlueTooth Connection to work.... I just can't mail down what the actual difference is between the times it works and when it doesn't. Sometimes, it seems like if I restart both the Mac and the Droid, and make the PDANet BlueTooth connection before doing anything else on the Droid, it will work... but not again if I disconnect and try to re-connect.. and not every time, either... Very weird. I NEVER got the USB tether to work at all, so I uninstalled the damn software, since the Bluetooth one didn't require any special software, and maybe they'll get that working again?

    I did manager to get "azlink" working for a USB tether, but it is a bit of a pain in the butt and not clearly documented.
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    I was just messing with this issue earlier my Mac and PDA net I will try the Bluetooth thing internet wasn't working the program would freeze on my Mac connecting via USB connection.
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    I use PDAnet on my MBP and have no problems with it. You have to make sure to have the updated software from June Fabrics.. They have updated this software to support USB tethering on Mac.
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    Will pdanet work with a G4 Powerbook? I am running OS 10.5.6 (Leopard). I read somewhere that it doesn't work on with Powerbooks or iMacs. Has anyone had success getting it to work on a machine with a Power PC processor (as opposed to intel). Thanks.
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