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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dolfinluvr, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. dolfinluvr

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    I've seen all this stuff about wireless tethering is there a way that I can connecct my phone via USB cord to my desktop computer and use my phone's internet connection to b able to get on the internet on my computer my desktop doesn't have a wifi card
     

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    A program called PDAnet should do it...
     
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    I have that one but rarely use it since the Wifi hotspot works. PDANet works great but they want $15 to view https sites. I remember that there is another one that is free or very cheap that WetBiker used to use. I don't remember the name but it is on an old thread somewhere.

    For what it is worth I don't think either program gives significantly better performance than the free wifi hotspot. Oddly enough.
     
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    I use EasyTetherLite. Works great!
    I'm using it now to give my desktop pc internet as I type!
     
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    Wouldn't I need a wifi card for my desktop in order to do wireless tethering like they have on laptops
     
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    You can get a USB wifi antennae pretty cheap. Check Walmart, Amazon and the usual suspects. Probably $25-$40. Probably some real cheapos out the too.
     
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    I look into the USB thing might help with the signal issue but the easy tether lite kicked butt will b buying the pro version as soon as I get back home...thanks so much for the help
     
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    ok so i don't know if this is just a fluke or not but after i pulled my phone off my computer this morning i have since noticed that one of my apps pops up a thing that says my phone isn't connected to the internet when infact my 3g incon is alive and poppin...lol...then i also notice that everytime i try to use my camera my phone automatically reboots itself...i'm using ctmod 2.3 for my custom rom just incase that has something to do with it
     
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    Guys,

    Couple of things:

    1. Moving this thread to the all things root sub-forum.

    2. Thread is being closed because of Boost Mobile's Official Term's of Service regarding wifi-tethering:

    http://androidforums.com/boost-mobile/455626-boost-mobiles-official-tethering-policy.html

    According to the Boost Mobile's Terms of Service (ToS) available at http://support.boostmobile.com/service_policies/terms.html

    Boost Mobile's official policy about tethering is
     
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