PdaNet lets you connect to the Internet using your phone's data connection.
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.
PdaNet lets you tether your computer to your phone's Internet connection using your USB cable, and it's really simple to set up. You just need to download and install the desktop client on your PC or Mac, then follow the on-screen instructions. You may have to download driver software PdaNet doesn't recognize your device.
Once you're done, simply connect your Android phone using the USB cable, and your computer should pick up the data or WiFi connection from your phone and be able to piggyback on that. An icon will appear in your System Tray informing you of the connection status. From here you can alter the settings in PdaNet, which include auto-connecting when the cable is attached, showing network icon when connected, and using Google DNS.
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 contract
- File size:
- 109 KB
- January 10, 2011
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User rating: 81 User reviews
This is a must have app for anyone who travels. If you end up at a place that doesn't have internet, you can just hook up your laptop to your phone and use the internet from your Android Phone. This is really crucial if you need to go to a full site instead of their mobile site. The only downsides to this is it increases your data usage so if you don't have an unlimited data plan you risk going over your plan. And the fact you need PdaNet installed on your computer as well. So make sure if your traveling that you have enough data to use for the trip and that you have PdaNet already installed on your computer.