I am editing my rating and lowering Tether to 2 stars. The only reason it gets any stars is that I am able to tether my android and watch movies on Netflix without an issue. However, any other type of internet usage deserves 0 stars as the app constantly loses connection. Literally each time I open a new web page I have to sign in. What a pain. And the developer does not even respond to customer service inquires. So if all you want to do is watch movies on Netflix, use Tether. But if you want to use the internet in any other way just use your phone.
Metro PCS workaround Works with metro PCS to allow LTE data tethering.... Signed up, blew my 8gb limit on the $60 plan intentionally in a couple hours, and this allowed a test of over 20gb to be downloaded without issue. I have found no wifi tether to work yet, but am researching Android modifications to allow this, and if successful will be posted to XDA for use by everyone, but no promises as I cannot root my phone due to work restrictions on my VPN and am betting it is not possible without SU
Edit: So, I'm changing my review to a 1. I have gotten a new phone, Galaxy S8+, and since then the tether app has been a hit or miss on working. I have the most current drivers installed and the tether app itself is up to date. I have to mess with it for several minutes to just get it to work and then it randomly stops working. The app has consistently crashed since I downloaded it and it's even worse now. When it chooses to work it's a great program. The problem is just that it only works about 40% of the time now. With this kind of unreliability I think I'm going to have to eat the money I paid for this and find another way to tether my phone.
This rating is for trial version only After downloading source code, compiling, configuring, changing and correcting script, and make file for Ubuntu, I feel the trial version should be extended for those who have to do a lot more than simply download and install a dot-exe file. Works great, I'll be uninstalling at the end of the trial period. PDAnet+Tablet is available for Ubuntu which also offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity options.
This app is fantastic. I'm happy to finally have a truly cross platform USB tethering solution, not just Windows/Mac. Bought the app with in-app purchasing almost immediately. Worth every penny. NOTE: This app IS free, the trial is for the paid functionality. It is not misleading.
Well, got it to connect after some fiddling on an LG Stylo 2 Plus connected to an MSI Apache Pro, Win10/Ubuntu-Linux... speeds seem really slow, but maybe a tiny bit better than when hotspot is at data-cap. Still wouldn't be able to do much online beyond what I can now as speed test is reading 0.05-0.10Mbps... not even close to 1Mbps. Not sure I'd recommend for all the hassle and just a tiny uptick in speed. (Even after sys reboot and phone reboot got a tiny bit better but still only 0.12-0.15Mbps.) PS - Not sure if it matters, but tether program on Windows after connected keeps saying "Checking phone status..." over and over again. PPS - Just noticed app says 6 days left on trial... I just installed it tonight and I thought description said 20 day trial!?!?!? >:(
1018: Trial fixes
1015: Update for new in app purchasing
1013: Refresh adb versions and network client
1012: Add action bar menu that disappeared in Android 4.0.
1010: Fix connection issue (blue icon) caused by the previous release.
1008: Add support for tethering multiple phones at the same time to increase download speeds.
1007: Fix billing bug not transferring purchases to different devices properly.
1006: Update tether notificaiton icon.
1006: Fix potential billing bug.
TP-Link Tether provides the easiest way to access and manage your devices.