Perfect! Connects the internet to your desktop PC from your android device. Free unlimited internet on your PC! Use your phone at the same time. Want more? Use WIFI share and it uses your PC's wireless adapter and turns it into a wifi hotspot for all of your other devices! Want more? Yes - you can connect a wireless router to your PC using a standard ethernet cable. Plug one end into your PC. The other end into your wireless router's WAN port. In Network and Sharing Center go to Change Adapter Settings. Then just share your PDANet Adapter with LAN. WOW! Now your wireless adapter has internet - and you have a true Wifi Router sending Wifi to all of your devices. I just did it. I have unlimited internet on my phone, PC, wireless router, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle, PlayStation.... and plenty of access left for any future wifi devices or guests in my home. Sounds complicated - but saves me about $750 a year on cable broadband. If you want to run a VPN to make everything encrypted and anonymous - just use IBVPN for Android and pay $5 a month. It runs on your phone and makes the phone, your PC, and your entire network invisible.
Best app ever spent money for Been using for years. Difficult to get broadband except by satellite. Unlimited data for my original Motorola Droid. Uses Bluetooth for tablet since the old Droid isn't hotspot capable. I believe $15 for app no monthly fee. Fee to tether was $30 a month at the time. Four - six years at $30 a month equals big bucks still in my pocket. New: Verizon killed the hotspot for my HTC with an upgrade. Tethered using USB port my computer works as a hotspot though range is short. The way my house is constructed makes using farther than the next room spotty. The option is listed as beta works well though I have a feeling Verizon has a way to force close the app if you use a lot of data.
This app works almost perfectly but it does have a few quirks. For instance if you have auto connect turned on and you plug your phone in, it connects even if you already have network connectivity, which hurts network performance and overrides intranet and VPN access. The worst part of this app though is that the company is terrible at support and hasn't really updated it in years.
Serious problems, unstable, poor support ... PDANET is unstable! ALSO, IT CORRUPTS THE WINDOWS REGISTRY! App contantly crashes, freezes, and drops connection. Significant problems w/ usb & bt modes. WiFi mode is useless bc it uses android tether mode - immediately detected by carrier! Problems req reboot or reinstall of client & server sw. PC driver problems. PC uninstall leaves garbage & corrupts registry. AFTER UPDATE TO 4.3, APP DOES NOT WORK AT ALL!!! Poorly written code with NO doc & no config info for power users. DEVELOPER IS UNRESPONSIVE.
Paid for the full version years ago at $15.99 through PayPal. I got ripped on that price since it is less than half the price now. Emailed them and they have no record of me purchasing it. I sent them the receipt and I'm waiting on this letting me get online for more than 20-40 seconds at a time. When it works it works great! Now it's just c**p...
Buy this app! I've used this app satisfactorily for years both with tethering and in Wi-Fi mode on the Verizon network. It's literally saved me hundreds of dollars in mobile hotpot fees. I heartily recommend it!