I have been a dedicated user of easytether and supporter of Mobile-Stream for years. However i recently updated my Linux system from Mint 17 to Mint 18 and it has not worked since. I followed the instructions on the help page step by step. To this day it will say connected on the phone side but constantly saying cable unplugged on the laptop side. I could really use some help in newbie language.
Update: Purchased version works just as well on Marshmellow, as I expected it would. Everything transferred to new phone easily. Just set up & go. Now the old review... Hard to believe, right? This works very well. Follow instructions & go. I connect my laptop with out a problem. Hopefully there won't be any changes with the updates. Not that I use it that often, but when I need to, it works fine. Great job!
EasyTether is anything but I tried the Lite version I bought the full version. When it does not perform as advertised or as expected, I asked for a refund. Two days later I wonder why I have not received a response. Now, my emails are getting rejected with a permanent "domain not found" error... They said they have an "absolutely no refund after 30 days" policy. I've got 12 days left, And now it seems they don't even exist!
Do not buy this product. Here was my experience. It will only allow you to connect to a few extra sites, using HTTPS. Apps that are not browsers will not work with it (for example Google Maps App). The product page says the company offers an 30 day refund period. However, they ignored several emails of mine for the refund. The only response from the company blamed their free tablet version as the problem. Pursuing a refund through Google is pointless as well. Their refund policy is only about 2 days and they did nothing to hold Mobile Stream to its 30 day claim. Furthermore, Mobile Stream is in a foreign (to the US) company so there are no other avenues to try.
App works great at what is does for a phone that does not have Bluetooth tethering.... However I get battery drain messages from this app drawing the battery all the time.. One big problem with this apps Bluetooth tether is that the Playstore and other Google services will not work... Seems like it will not authenticate thru Google when using Bluetooth Internet. I tried WiFi and it always works.Not sure what the Bluetooth changes as an identifier. Hope it gets fixed.
I have used this app for 5+yrs and it's an amazing app. In the beginning I tried several apps before I tried this one. Then once my trial was over I was hooked. I'm not sure how the process is now. If u get a free trial or not. That was several yrs ago. But if u want to do light surfing such as social media, email, txt chatting, things like that. Its awesome. I used it for yrs without having to get real internet. Lol But I became a Gamer and that changed. Though you can use it to game with for a short period if your internet goes out. But after that you hit ur data, if u have one, then it's useless because ur speeds are too slow. Anyway this app is absolutely amazing! I love it! 💗💙💜
This update is required for Android 8.1 and recommended for Android 7+
- updated setup wizard for Android 8+;
- simplified UI and service interaction;
- improved IP checksum performance for small packets.
Breaking changes for users of the old computer-side software:
Legacy USB protocol is no longer activated by default. Upgrade the computer-side software first or use the compatibility option in EasyTether > Advanced options.
TP-Link Tether provides the easiest way to access and manage your devices.