Nowadays, people on the go don’t tag along just one mobile device. It is typical for them to have multiple mobile devices in their bag. Smartphones, PDAs, tablets, and laptops are some of the usual gadgets they carry around. And, having to bring these gadgets along gave birth to Internet tethering, through which one can share the Internet connection from one’s phone to other gadgets.
The sad part about Internet tethering, though, is the fact that most wireless providers would charge you extra even if you are already subscribed to an unlimited data plan. This is an issue that has been debated on even until now.
The issue may be bad, but the good thing is we always have a workaround for it. If you check the Android Market, you will see several tethering apps that offer solutions for issues like this. ClockworkMod Tether is one of these apps that offer Internet tethering solutions. The app is basically a USB tether solution that will work with Windows, Mac, and Linux. You don’t need to pay extra for Internet tethering.
The app is a free trial good for 14 days, which is not bad. After that period, you can still use the app but it will limit you up to 20 MB of download. If you like the full version of the app, you can buy the premium one.
This app has been launched recently and it has already received a lot of positive feedback. There are many people who are happy with the app. This app came from the developer of the famous ClockworkMod Recovery, so we shouldn’t be surprised if this app is a good one.
For the steps on how to install and use this app, see the instructions below.
Congratulations! You can now tether your computer to your Android phone without needing a separate tethering plan or without being blocked or detected by your mobile carrier.
Have you tried this app to bypass your network carrier’s tether detection? How’s the Internet connection speed on your device?
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Nice post…. my only question is how am I not getting detected by the mobile carrier? Thanks,
My I suggest moving to Sweden. No restrictions by opperators have been implied. You do however pay through your nose ($100+) a month for unlimited data, sms and mms!
Now, how can I tether my Asus Transformer ver. 1 to my phone?
bluetooth works for me. I’m just using a basic Nokia c2-01, and just now tried it out. Make sure you enable public discovery on both machines, and when you get the connection to the phone, immediately open up something that accesses the internet on the tablet, or the phone will close the connection.
…oh, and for the USB version described here, you will need the docking base for your transformer, unfortunately. No way around that.
Pda net works great, but my carrier doesn’t like to see massive data flowing. They told me that have no idea how I am using so much data (the Mask’s Work) but they DO see the data flowing…and they SHUT my phone off without notice…after an hour I had my phone back on and I am currently tethering again…lol. No skype, no streaming. Nothing. i am using straight talk as a provider and they use sprint as the carrier. all they could tell me is that Sprint the carrier had enough over the past two weeks and SHUT me down without ANY warning. VERY displeased as I pay for unlimited Web, and i only tether to use facebook and skype, which are PRE LOADED apps on my Samsung Precedent…..they told me I just have to be careful…straight talk has NO control. literally. its a joke.
I can see why they have to crack down on unlimited plan users who are hogging the bandwidth on the system. They offered those plans back before everyone was using mobile data devices. There is only a limited amount of bandwidth available for us all to share. If a handful of users tie up all the bandwidth, there will not be any left over for anyone else!
That being said, I also believe that if someone pays for a fixed amount of data (say 4 GB), it is no one’s f*** business how that data is used — whether it is on the phone or a device attached to the phone. So tethering in that case should not be an issue.
Well. Everything worked except downloading the PC stuff. Kept saying my card didn’t have enough space even though it HASNOTHING on it. Its a 2gb card. And its 1.89gb available. Doesn’t make sense
Interesting article. The author probably should have run this article past an editor or proof-reader, though…..maybe take a class on writing.
This app was working great yesterday.. unfortunately Cricket seems to have caught on and is blocking me again
but how can i connect my galaxy y internet through pc(laptop) internet
US Cellular has this clamped down! I cant even plug in a USB cable with “USB debugging” enabled! This is on a Samsung GS3, This was never a problem with my blackberry!
Ah, Something I’d REALLY like to mention on this article, is that.. no matter which of these apps you use(to my knowlage), if you do not change the user agent string on your web browser to an android web browser, they will detect you are using a desktop OS web browser…
To do that, go to the addons on the web browser of your choice and type in “user agent” in the search.. After you install the addon, click on “android” or some other such android device and you should be good. :) Really though, it’s much nicer if you change it to the agent string of the “desktop mode” of the Dolphin Web browser..
THANKS FOR THIS GREAT IDEA, PLEASE TEACH ME HOW TO USE THIS PROGRAM I AM NEW ON THIS THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
Anyone who tethers should be aware of the possibility that background tasks could be using tremendous amounts of data. Tasks such as Windows Update can pull hundred of megabytes of data without warning. Configure all of your software to notify you when there is an update before it downloads.
Also be on the lookout for malware and viruses that may be sending unauthorized GIGS of YOUR DATA to unknown recipients.
The easiest way to monitor usage is to use your OS’ network monitoring software.
WINDOWS XP USERS: Right after you tether, open Windows Task Manager and click the Networking tab. In the pull-down menu, click View–>Select Columns and make sure these are checked: Bytes Sent, Bytes Received (you can uncheck others to reduce clutter). This displays an accurate running total of data usage since the connection was made. I also have Bytes Sent/Received Per Interval. This will show current through-put (normal interval is two seconds).
WINDOWS 3.1(hehe)/95(who are you ppl?)/98(your friends are right, that laptop is too old)/2000/2003/me(god, why?)/Vista/7/8/etc… users can look it up.
LINUX USERS: I dunno, try a bunch of random characters until it does what you want it to? do this in /etc?
MAC USERS: Good for you, you own a mac! Stop telling me that!
Lets start making mesh networks and ditch the faulty internet… more power to the people!
Use foxfi and/or pda net in the Google play store to do the same thing