PdaNet + for Android - Turn your phone into a modem Internet connection
The technology for wireless Internet connections, such as WiFi or 3G is becoming popular. PC users, especially laptop or netbook can connect and access the Internet anywhere with wifi.
However, not always available WiFi, or not everyone has 3G service subscription to use the Internet.
Android currently is one of the popular mobile platform in the whole world and particularly in Vietnam. With PdaNet, your computer can easily connect and access the Internet from anywhere, as long as you're using 1 smartphone operating on the Android platform.
PdaNet app that transforms your Android phone into a modem to connect to the Internet. Especially as this application requires no complex setup process on the device, it can be used easily, for those who are not proficient in technology.
The necessary equipment:
To turn the smartphone into a modem device, computer help Internet connection, you need to fully prepare the following:
- Smartphones using Android.
- Laptop, netbook or desktop that you want to use to connect to the Internet.
- USB cable to connect the smartphone to the computer.
- PdaNet software free version for Android.
According to Reuters
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PDANET + FOR ANDROID
Guide to install PdaNet on Android devices:
In case you can not access from the link provided above, you can follow these steps to install PdaNet on your device:
First, access to Android Market, conduct searches by keyword "PdaNet". From the search results, tap the app is designed to June Fabrics Technology Inc. Press the Install button and proceed with the installation as illustrated below.
After completing the installation, activation application on Android. From the interface appears, click "Enable USB Tether" to enable connectivity on Android.
Instead of connecting to a computer via USB, the user can enable connectivity via Bluetooth (by clicking on the option "Enable Bluetooth DUN", however, this connection will affect the battery smartphone and laptop on it will not be introduced here.
For the first time using the app on Android, the software will ask the user to download the software version for the PC (in case the computer has not been installed, as well as an Internet connection is not available for download).
Click "Yes, let me download" to download the installation file and smartphone, then use the computer to access the phone's memory card to obtain and install the downloaded file. Conversely, pressing "No, already installed" if already installed the software from the former.
Guide to install PdaNet on the computer:
You can download software for your PC PdaNet (free) at the link provided at the top post, or download through Android, as mentioned above.
Proceed with the installation as normal software.
During the installation process, you need to connect the smartphone to the PC via USB cable. The software will ask the user to confirm the smartphone maker that you are using.
Note: in case the manufacturer does not appear in the list, select Others.
After completing the installation, the software icon appears in the system tray.
Now, every time you connect the smartphone to the computer, the application PdaNet has been enabled on the smartphone (and the option "Enable USB tether" was chosen), your computer can connect to the Internet immediately.
In case can not connect to the Internet, you right click on the icon in the system tray PdaNet for Windows, select Connect to the Internet to carry out connection.
So, with the help of PdaNet, your computer can be connected in any anywhere, both at the point of no Internet and no waves Wifi spots.
Allowing you to transmit Web-based data and content via Bluetooth, PdaNet for Android allows your PC to connect to the Internet using both the phone's standard radio and its Bluetooth radio. PdaNet for Android is free to try but the full version will cost you $23.95.
The version of the app discussed here is the one paired with a 64-bit Windows machine. When it comes to the interface, access to the PdaNet for Android app is almost instantaneous. You are just given two options, to enable USB tether or to enable Bluetooth DUN. Each option, when chosen, provides a step-by-step guide to help you complete the required setups. Once done, we tried testing the connection speed. While there was a slight reduction in overall data transfer speed, the amount is actually negligible enough for us to disregard this drawback. What's very important when it comes to this app is that it allows a wireless Internet connection in which only our Windows machine and phone are able to communicate, unlike Wi-Fi.
PdaNet for Android is a cheap and very handy way of providing an Internet connection to any PC. It may require you to have an additional Bluetooth radio accessory if you are using a desktop PC, but at least your wireless connection is as secure as it should be.