PdaNet lets you tether your computer to your phone's Internet connection using your USB cable, and it's really simple to set up.
Trying to find a WiFi hotspot to connect your laptop or netbook can be quite a mission at times. With PdaNet though, you can ensure you can always get your computer connected - using your Android phone. You just need to download and install the desktop client on your PC then follow the on-screen instructions. Note that you may have to download driver software if PdaNet doesn't recognize your device.
Once you're done, install the
I should point out that tethering your phone's connection in the way that PdaNet permits is frowned upon by many network operators. So, if you have a contract then you should really check the terms and conditions of service before proceeding to use the app, so you can avoid getting into any hot water with your provider.
All in all though, PdaNet offers a simple and reliable way of connecting your computer to the internet using your phone's connection.
- Pros +
- Quick and simple to set up
- Can be set to auto-connect when USB is plugged
- Cons -
- Use may violate the terms of your phone contract
- File size:
- 2.4 MB
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- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Internet phone > Web phone & VOIP
User rating:15 User reviews
I use it exclusively now! We had such bad (and expensive) service with the loca rural cable provider that I was desparate to find an alternative. Even with PDAnet's little issues, and there are a few, it is a breath of fresh air compared to what I have been dealing with. Not to mention it was free -- but I did upgrade and it is still essentially free.
Sometimes it is unstable and my phone has problems connecting, but it generally works in a pinch and with much prayer. (smile)