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alternative to pdanet for tethering to laptop

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by larryccf, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. larryccf

    larryccf Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    downloaded pdanet to be able to tether my MyTouch to my laptop for browsing - today pdanet started flagging me with msg to "register and purchase" as it will "expire soon" - had no idea or indication from pdanet that it was a trial subscription

    are there any alternatives?

    and please don't say root - i'm one notch above fred flintstone on this stuff

    tks in advance

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    Hi Larry :)

    Unfortunately I don't know of any alternatives without ROOT but If I'm correct the internet should still work fine:

    I'm sure http connections are normal web pages anyway so hopefully we should be ok **Anyone please correct me if wrong though**

    Carl [​IMG]
  3. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    really? there is a cost? i thought the damm thing was free! crap. i havent gotten flagged yet but its been less that a week. i imagine its coming soon
  4. larryccf

    larryccf Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    once it starts flagging, it does it every five minutes
    i can ignore it but for so long

    did a google search, nothing out there i could find so i paid them
  5. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    I occasionally get the little pop up , It's so tiny I barely notice it at all but I've been using it for like 2 months now {with the trial expired} and I'm still browsing No problem :)
  6. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    Isn't it only like 20 bucks for a lifetime?
  7. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    According to their page , it's $29[​IMG]
  8. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    wow that stinks....you pay the 29.99 and in a future updtae tmobile takes tethering away... then what
  9. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    Then your Screwed :D
  10. sensesfail99

    sensesfail99 Android Enthusiast

    well this is how i feel about tethering... If tmobile is offering free tethering and then they decide to make people pay for it... wouldnt your acct kind of be grandfathered into free tethering and then the next you update your contract or a new customer signs up then theyll probably make you pay for it. I mean right now my friend has a bb pearl and isnt using data so he doesnt have to pay for it but they said if he updates his 2 yr contract and gets another smart phone he will have to get the date.
  11. If you want to tether your phone to your laptop for free use proxoid. If you have any problems setting it up let me know.
  12. larryccf

    larryccf Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    kinda late now
  13. EinZtein

    EinZtein Android Enthusiast

    You can also use azilink and openvpn. Do a google search.
  14. EinZtein

    EinZtein Android Enthusiast

    There's no technology that can "take tethering away". You either have a data connection from your phone to the internet or you don't.

    What, you think they are going to find you and cut the cable from your laptop to your phone?:rolleyes:
  15. EinZtein

    EinZtein Android Enthusiast

    After pdanet trial expires it no longer supports port 443. All the rest still work.

    DROIDEKA Lurker

    so if you just switch ports it'll function normally??
    my htc's are rooted, but if that's the case it could be the solution for my cliq
  17. EinZtein

    EinZtein Android Enthusiast

    No they block 443 til you pay.
  18. d510addict

    d510addict Newbie

    I rooted my phone and the rom i downloaded had a tethering app built in. But I dont know how to use it, I plug in the phone to my comp but after that I can't get my laptop to recognize it as a modem. Can anyone help me out?
  19. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Android Enthusiast

    How you going to get any help w/o providing the names of the ROM and the app at the very least?
  20. EinZtein

    EinZtein Android Enthusiast

    Port 443 would be the ssl portion of your url string aka https.
  21. rockalexrock

    rockalexrock Lurker

    And, depending on the carrier, if you have "unlimited data" on your plan, it's actually limited to 10 gigs per billing cycle. I know it's like that for T-Mobile, but always check to make sure, if you do a lot of... browsing or anything on using the net (constantly running programs, etc). 10 gigs is definitely enough for me, though!

    Also, T-Mobile offers other phones that have a tethering program. My Shadow had an app called "Internet Sharing".
  22. davesflix

    davesflix Lurker

    click pda icon to register when page loads click buy when page loads bar will be green just change page and u can get on secure sites like signing in to email which the free edtion dont allow after trial

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