PC <--USB--> Android <--wifi--> LAN : is there a (free) app for that?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by paranoid_android, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. paranoid_android

    paranoid_android Well-Known Member
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    It's not that I'm cheap...okay I am cheap...but I only need to use this 2 or 3 times over the next few weeks.

    To clarify, I'm looking for an app that essentially turns the phone into a usb wifi adapter, kind of like what this does.
     

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  2. olilan

    olilan Active Member
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    I believe PdaNet will do this if all you want is the web from your wifi network. (as in, it'll let your PC share the internet connection from your phone, whether it's wifi or 3G)
     
  3. paranoid_android

    paranoid_android Well-Known Member
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    Unfortunately PDANet doesn't quite do it. At best, it emulates a proprietary adapter, but even then, it requires software on the PC as well as on the phone. Worse yet, it appears they don't have said software for Linux.
     
  4. olilan

    olilan Active Member
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    Well there's not going to be any way of doing this without installing an app on the PC. The PC will detect the phone as a phone (of course) when you plug it in via USB, and not as a network device.
     

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