odd question about tethering

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Sarreq Teryx, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Sarreq Teryx

    Sarreq Teryx Member

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    specifically, are there any apps, hacks or mods out there which act as a firewall and can mask the tethered computer's user string, hypothetically preventing further the discovery by the service provider that you ARE tethering?
     
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    natediddy1120 Silver Member

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    No.......not that I've ever seen anywhere
     
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    They find out your tethering by the amount of Data that you use.
     
  4. Sarreq Teryx

    Sarreq Teryx Member

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    except you could easily go over 5000MB with just the phone, and just as easily go nowhere near that while tethered. I've done both already
     
  5. MarkO

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    is there a free app to tether?
     
  6. Sarreq Teryx

    Sarreq Teryx Member

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    pdanet over bluetooth
     
  7. MarkO

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    is pdanet free?
     
  8. pc747

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    wifi tethering but you have to be rooted
     
  9. MarkO

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    so direct tethering (USB) works without root, or you need to root to tether?
     
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    No root req for pdanet. It is free but after the trial period, you're not able to connect with https if you continue to use the free version.
     
  11. Se7enLC

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    Way to thread-Hijack, Marko :p

    But I'll answer your question anyway. To Summarize: There are two ways to tether:

    PDANet
    Cost: Free if you are ok with just http connections, $30 if you must have https and other protocols
    Prerequisites: None, just install app from Market, root not needed
    Tether Types: Bluetooth (standard), USB (client required)

    WiFi Tether
    Cost: Free
    Prerequisites: Requires root, a custom kernel, and the wifi tether app
    Tether Types: Bluetooth (standard), WEP WiFi (standard), no wired tether available at the moment.

    WiFi tether is generally preferred because it's easy for the client to set up - just connect to a wireless access point. Bluetooth uses less power, but isn't AS standard. USB tethering requires a driver.
     
  12. sarreq

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    bluetooth tethering with it is completely free. USB tethering is free unless you want to use HTTPS, then it's $30.
     
  13. sarreq

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    but anyway, can anyone answer my original question?
     
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    Someone posted a screenshot of a guy who tethered a stupid amount of data for years and has never been charged by Verizon. Something along the lines of 12gb+ a month...
     
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