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PdaNet now available for Android (free USB tethering over 3G or WiFi)

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  1. pdanet

    pdanet New Member

    PdaNet has been one of the most popular software for Windows Mobile phones, Palm OS phones and the iPhone. It is now ported to the Android system! Unlike other tethering software that only supports Proxy connections, PdaNet provides you with FULL Internet access so all your email, instant message programs will work without any setting changes on the computer. Just like the old PdaNet, it is as simple as clicking on the PdaNet tray icon and your computer will go online instantly.

    You can follow the latest update of PdaNet for Android at

    - the June Fabrics Team

  2. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member

    Just a bit of help for your pdanet - we have a lot of new users here and giving a bit more instruction to your post and software will help users understand why, how and the rest of using your service/software.

    It sounds good...give us a little more detail in this thread. Thanks.
  3. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    I want to give this a try when I get home ...
  4. pdanet

    pdanet New Member

    PdaNet allows your laptop to go online wirelessly by connecting to the G1 phone. A lot of users have used PdaNet on other (Palm/Windows Mobile) phones before since it has been a very popular software.

    It is very simple to use, you just need to download and run the installer from your computer.

  5. johnkzin

    johnkzin Well-Known Member

    1) does it only do USB tethering, or will it do Wifi type tethering? (like WMWifiRouter or Joikuspot)

    2) does it require rooting the phone? or will it work with a normal, non-rooted, G1?

    3) does the USB tethering work with a Cradlepoint Router?
  6. muzicman0

    muzicman0 Well-Known Member

    it seems to continually crash on my phone. It works for about 2 minutes, then closes.

  7. muzicman0

    muzicman0 Well-Known Member

    also seems a bit slow...I tested out at about 145k per second on my 3G connection, but when I just do the test from the phone, I get 367K.

  8. mmikeyy

    mmikeyy Member

    Thanks for this, prefer it to tetherbot. A lot simpler, and I'm getting decent speeds with this. Msn works fine, FileZilla works fine. And program seems extremely stable on Vista.
  9. johnkzin

    johnkzin Well-Known Member

    None of you who are using this have answers to my question #1 and #2?

  10. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    Perhaps it would be better to ask PDANET the question as he is representing the company offering the software ... Or go to their site and read up on it and ask you questions directly to them ...

    As far as I know this is a brand new listing here and this software is still in a BETA condition for use on the G1 platform .... It has been used on other platforms ...
  11. muzicman0

    muzicman0 Well-Known Member

    Seems to only do usb tethering, and my phone is rooted, but it does not appear to need it (it doesn't pop up asking for root access).

  12. mmikeyy

    mmikeyy Member

    This app doesn't require your phone to be rooted.
  13. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    I install the app on an older Xp Dell Latitude D400 laptop..

    The install went fine as long as you follow directions ...
    1.) Download app from the link above ... it is a beta version for Android ...
    2.) run app to install on your PC ..
    3.) the program will ask you to connect your G1 via the usb cable ...
    4.) Before Connecting go to Settings|Applications|Development| click Use Debugging
    5.) I also used "Stay Awake" not sure if necessary ..but you will be able to turn off G1 display when finished ..
    6.) Close All PC Apps ... this is important ...as least on my XP ...
    7.) Then following on Screen directions Connect G1..
    8.) Status bar USB alert .. Select it and choose ...DO Not Mount
    9.) the PC will then Detect new hardware ... choose auto-detect and wait for install to complete ..
    10.) Wait for install to completely finish ... (follow on screen connections)

    11) Go into the apps on your G1 and run the PdaNet | Turn PdaNet ON
    note: as the app is updated the prompts may change ... so look closely
    at your pc system tray as well as the prompts on your phone.
    ver.2.4.1 has a button that says "Enable USB Tether" (click it)

    12.) Now return to the PC System Tray and Click on PdaNet icon to Connect ...

    Yea... Connection to the internet ... via your G1...

    To save power ... press your "hang-up button" to turn off the display of your G1

    this posting was all done while connected (tethered -- via 3G ) I did not have Wifi to check it out ... so not sure if you can connect thru your home Wifi...

    BTW : Your G1 will also be Charging from your laptop during this as well ... :)

    Connection was at 2.4 Mps ... not lighting speed but better than not being connected ...

    Doesn't come close to the speed I get from by Verizon Broadband USB Modem USB727
  14. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member

    I tried it last night while riding in GF car.

    It was a little slow but it did work.

    While at home I tried different lenghts of USB cable and found the shorter the cable the faster the speed.
  15. ameya

    ameya New Member

    I tried the instructions step by step, but am getting an error while installing the PDANet on the phone "Fail to open device". The first 2 steps are successful. Any ideas?
  16. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    So what happened on the PC desktop while running Install ... you should have a screen that prompts for you to connect your USB cable between phone and PC ...

    NOTE: do not connect USB cable until you are ask to by the installation ..

    Also goto to your PC Device Manager. You will probably find an Android Items with a Yellow Question Mark ...

    Delete that item ... and start the install process again ...
  17. tiredhiker

    tiredhiker Well-Known Member

    I tried it twice so far it crashes my PC and now it does says installed but not correct. The status bar button says to turn on app on phone but can not find it on the phone. I will try to delete it off the PC and try again.....
  18. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member


    Also goto to your PC Device Manager. You will probably find an Android Items with a Yellow Question Mark ...

    Delete that item ... and start the install process again ...

    IF properly installed ... you should find under modems ( PdaNet Modem )

    N3TWORK BURN3R Well-Known Member

    I installed it last night, just for fun and it worked flawlessly. The only problem is that its alot slower than normal tethering using Tetherbot. Perhaps an update is in the future to fix said problem?
  20. mckolley

    mckolley Member

    Installed without a problem. But was never able to brouwse one page fully. Second life stalls at login. Internet goes dead after a while. I wish I had stayed with my nokia.
  21. rifter

    rifter Active Member

    I had a meeting a few weeks ago, during work hours. I used this to keep in touch with the office/email. It worked great. It is NOT super fast (and I don't have 3G coverage in my area... making it worse).

    For email, IM, and simple page browsing, over edge, this thing worked great. It is very painless. I have it on my USB thumb drive, so I can toss it on any laptop I am using.
  22. 23james

    23james Active Member

    works well and without root but is probably too slow to use seriously
    hopefully updates can speed it up a bit
    any idea how/if it works wirelessly? (non rooted)
  23. Debbie

    Debbie New Member

    Just used this on my G1. Works great. Really fast - using the Vista 64 bit version.

    However, doesn't work for longer than 30secs to 1min. The PC app is fine, the phone app is the one that crashes. Gets to about 30 connections and then crashes.

    Pdanet guys still around?
  24. abgarza

    abgarza Well-Known Member

    I can not get mine to load the program. :mad:
  25. Pygo678

    Pygo678 New Member

    Hey guys ,

    where can i download the pda net software for the android for free ???

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