Droid as a modem

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sethm1, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. sethm1

    sethm1 Well-Known Member
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    Is it possible to connect my Droid to a notebook and use the Droids connection to then browse the internet on my Notebook (XP Home SP3).

    I believe the set up is called tethering.

    thanks
     

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  2. puppet_master

    puppet_master Well-Known Member
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    yes, you need PDAnet or Easy Tether from the android app store $9.99

    -pup-
     
  3. sethm1

    sethm1 Well-Known Member
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    If you had a choice - which one?
     
  4. randomwyteboy

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    The PDANet free trial is great, i used it all day yesterday and it did just fine.
     
  5. bp328i

    bp328i Well-Known Member
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    Or you can root and do it for free
     
  6. DroidSuks

    DroidSuks Well-Known Member
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    is a smokey place.
    Rooting with give you access to free wireless wifi tethering.. and it works great.. e.g. car full of screaming kids with iTouches needing access the internet.

    For wired tether pda net is the way to go.... you can also do this for free with the CyanogenMOD ROM if you rooted.

    Word of caution.... browsing all day using your phones data connection, even on the unlimited plan, will get you prorated. I mean big red is fairly tolerant... but there are a few stories floating around about those who have been billed accordingly... so be aware.
     
  7. smguy101

    smguy101 Well-Known Member
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    i used both easy =Tether and PDAnet. easy tether seemed faster to me. The PC says it operates at 10 Mbps while PDAnet is 2.4Mbps. I dont know about the accuracy of that, but...
     
  8. rawness

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    Yea, don't get stuck trying to weasel your way out of an $18k bill :eek:

    http://www.boston.com/business/arti...vider_far_apart_over_nearly_18000_phone_bill/
     
  9. sethm1

    sethm1 Well-Known Member
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    I only found one version of PDAnet - and free.
    It took me a bit to install the desktop program - when I connected the usb cable and then the option on the Droid pops up asking to Mount the cable. After a few times I ignored the question and then able to install the desk top app.

    I don't know how much faster Easy Tether is, but PDA net seemed fast enough on my net book. I would only use to check e-mail and such, so no more than many 10 minutes at time.

    I found the App for Easy Tether.
    Do I need a Desktop version for the PC?
    Where's that?

    And how much is the paid version for PDA net? and where do I find that?
     
  10. sethm1

    sethm1 Well-Known Member
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    How - what about wireless connection - say Bluetooth- is there a program that works or would that be too slow?
     
  11. dougwilson2000

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  12. sethm1

    sethm1 Well-Known Member
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    Thought bluetooth would be slower - thanks for the confirmation.
     

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