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
Wish I could figure out why it keeps dropping ...Code 1 is displayed.... Irritating.
I live just outside of the cyber grid and after dealing with ATT, AOL dial-up and a now defunct VIRGIN mobile broadband device for years,I had to make a change. By switching to Verizon and PDAnet, I had full use of the internet. PDAnet was easy to download, install and worked extremely well. That was until the PDAnet popup claims the free version had expired and secure sites were blocked. Not only were the sites blocked, and it was indicated I could continue use the free version, the speed of the downloads slowed to the point where my dial-up is as fast or considerably faster in some situations. No where when the &quot;free&quot; version was dowloaded, was it indicated this was a limited trial version. Even Best Buy's Geek squad thought this was odd and had not encountered this situation. The buy in fees are reasonable but purchasing is a matter of principle and am not sure the speeds will pick back up.