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EasyTether -a new tethering app for Android

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  1. mstream

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    With this app you can tether your Android smartphone to a computer. EasyTether shares your smartphone Internet connection with your PC.

    Features

    • USB connection for the sake of better speed
    • does not require root access
    • works without special tethering data plans
    • supports Windows 8/7/Vista/XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS X, Linux
    • compatible with HTC Sync
    • UDP support for games, for L2TP VPN (not PPTP!) and for some IM apps
    • Bluetooth tethering for Android 4.x tablets
    EasyTether - tethering for Android

    EasyTether in Google Android Market
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mstream.e2t

    EasyTether Lite apk
    http://www.mobile-stream.com/a/easytether-device.apk
     

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  2. mrqs

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    so you're saying this should work on any device with cupcake or higher? sweet

    i'll eagerly await win 7 64 bit support :)

    are you planning on adding wifi tethering?
     
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    Looks good for non-rooted users who don't mind carrying a USB cord.
     
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    What he said.
     
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    A couple of questions:

    1) What is the "low, affordable price for the full version"?

    2) Do I need to uninstall the PdaNet trial version I have before I install this?
     
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    Do your Verizon charges go up?
     
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    I downloaded the software (easytether_x86.msi) from their website, and installed it on my Acer Aspire 1 netbook, which runs XP Home. (It warned me it's not officially blessed by Microsoft, but it installed just fine.)

    I downloaded the app from the Market and ran that.

    Followed all the instructions, but after I connect my HTC Eris via USB to the netbook, (after the bubble pops up from the EasyTether icon in the system tray asking me to), that's as far as it gets. It says one has to wait until Windows loads the drivers, but nothing happens. The bubble just sits there.

    Anyone have any advice? Am I supposed to do something else? Do I need to mount the SD card for this to work for some reason? WTF?!
     
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    can sombody explain why this is better then pdanet?
     
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    As I understand it, the free version PDANet doesn't work with https pages, but EasyTether does. Of course I can't verify that yet, since it isn't working at all!
     
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    Why bother if you can have Wireless Tethering for free and it works via WiFi, so the speed is very good?

    The only thing of course, you have to root the phone, but that is just 10 minutes of work, and I mean for someone with no experience with Android like me.
     
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    Not everyone wants to, needs to, or should root their phones. This is a good option for them.
     
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    Phone doesn't need to be rooted w EasyTether. Speed is VERY good! Had to install HTC Sync to finally get it to work.
     
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    There's a new update today for EasyTether, but some folks are saying it removes the https access.

    Can anyone verify that?
     
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    I'd like to be able to tell you, but the damn thing doesn't work again!! Getting fed up with it.
     
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    i was able to install but when i try to connect i get an message saying error connecting (error 633)
    can anybody help?
     
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    The 0.9.2 EasyTether will stop working after Feb 19th.
    The 0.9.3 EasyTether allows HTTPS and UDP for now, but will deny only HTTPS and UDP after Feb 21st. The regular HTTP will work forever.
    The full version without any limitations is available for purchase for 9.95 USD.
     
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    $9.95

    It is not necessary to uninstall PDANet. It is necessary to disable it.
     
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    E-mail support(at)mobile-stream(dot)com and you'll get the link and instructions for 64bit
     
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    mstream - I would be willing to buy, but if and only if it is shown to work reliably on my HTC droid Eris.

    I had it installed and working Tues night, (w/ Acer Aspire One netbook running XP Home), but when I tried to use it last night (Wed 2/17), it just wouldn't work. No bubble message telling me to plug in my phone. Here is my experience:
    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/45946-easytether-eris.html

    When it was working, it was very nice. But it makes no sense that it should just stop working over night. All I did inbetween was turn the computer off and back on again the next day.
     
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    Update. I uninstalled both EasyTether and HTC Sync, and re-installed them, and now EasyTether is working again. I have connected/disconnected several times, and it seems OK, for the most part.

    One time, however, my computer told me it did not recognize this USB device, but when I right clicked on the tray icon and connected, it worked anyway.

    My fear is that when I restart the computer, it won't work again.

    So there clearly appear to be some bugs here. Please fix!
     
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    10 bux...really I barely tried this and already trying to get money with an apparently that still has bugs...add wifi with ability for multiple connections then I may reconsider.
     
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    That is why I rooted my Milestone and use Wireless Tether.

    WiFi is good, really good.
     
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    EasyTether now supports 64-bit Windows

    Download the necessary drivers from EasyTether web-page

    Email your questions or problems to support(at)mobile-stream(dot)com

    Follow the latest news on Twitter
     
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    I'm curious why the website specifies it "supports Windows 7/Vista/XP (32-bit and 64-bit) desktop computer" (bolding mine). I can't think of too many reasons why someone would tether a desktop, as opposed to a laptop.
     
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    I have installed and paid the $10.02 for this program and it is working great for me (running XP SP3) on my notebook. But I'm scared to death that sprint will charge me tethering minutes at .40/min. Can someone please alleviate my fears. Thanks.
     

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