Tethering: PDANet versus Tether(berry)

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  1. aggiechase37

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    Which one do you think is better? I've installed PDANet right now and it works fine, but supposedly it will only run for 30 days and then not run HTTPS sites. What is an HTTPS site anyway?

    Anyway, PDANet works great. Anyone out there have used both? If so, which is better?
     
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    HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol SECURE -- it's the protocol often used for any sites that require passwords for things that need to be encrypted (banking, online transactions).
     
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    Wifi tether beats pdanet hands down. And you can do it a lot cheaper.
     
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    So in other words, if they lock me out of https in 30 days then I can't sign in to anything? email, facebook, THIS SITE!?!?! This sounds like a crock.

    I just found my life get much more expensive, which is why I'm exploring options on this wifi tethering deal. Sure would be nice to save some cash. All I gotta do is figure out which tethering option is the best!
     
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    No, no, no. Just secure sites. Mostly banking, some shopping sites, etc. Look at the url bar when you're at a site. It will either start http://... or https://... If it starts with http:// (like this site, facebook, etc) then you're fine.
     
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    I want to use my laptop when wifi is not available, which Tethering option should I use? Just a newbie here.
     
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    I installed PDAnet yesterday and it worked like a charm.
     
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    IS there anything special that I have to do to install PDA Net?
     
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    If you need to use secure sites than purchase a licensed copy. Geez, it never ceases to amaze me how many people want everything for free. They're just trying to make a living. Certainly you can understand.


     
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    I don't mind paying for apps but PDANet is rather expensive. I bought a WiFi tether app for my Palm Pre when I had it and it was $10. That is about the highest I will go for something like that. PDANet is more than double that. I have a hard time justifying that price for this kind of software.
     
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    In reality, you should be paying Verizon $30/month to tether, PDANet lets you get away with a one time fee of $30 -- if you cant afford that, you should reconsider your $60+/month phone plan.
     
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    Easy Tether Lite

    You can check out Easy Tether Lite. The paid release is $14.95 I believe. Easy Tether doesn't support Bluetooth but functions largely the same with the USB attached.
     
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