12-5-17: update to phone done, then downloaded windows pc program update, transferred pc update to laptop with some trouble. june shouldnt let this sequence occur, as had 2 uninstall latest app, restore older app, then transfer windows program to laptop, install. After finding, downloading windows program. will then have to reinstall latest app...later on 12-5-17: didnt work, pdanet not recognizing email/code to unlock. awaiting response from june. 12-7-17: now able to unlock. wl chek, possibly re-rate.
Used it with the Amazon fire HD 10 2017, Wi-Fi direct, and it was brutal on the battery life of the tablet -- back became pretty hot, hotter than anything else I've done on the tablet by far. But it did work, luckily I can use my regular hotspot because the heat and Battery drain were too much.
The BEST tethering app out there. To be honest I thought they had long abandon it. Like many I've been using it many years there's just nothing else out there. For those who know the limitations of the app it's excellent for those who want every whiz-bang to work it's probably not so good. Also the phone companies block certain features Sprint doesn't allow any tethering or Wifi hotspot for free while Verizon I believe does allow tethering and WiFi for free. I don't use the built-in wifi hotspot but I do team it up with a program called connectify windows. Cons would be the phone app and the desktop app crash a lot
USB Tether is broken now. It works for a few minutes but then just stops, usually on the Android app side so then I have to restart PDANet and try again.
The reviews should all be taken down and start from scratch. False advertising with reviews. I had this app for 3 years and loved it until they were outsmarted by Androids techs. Now an app I paid for, does not do what was advertised, and still with reviews. Had to rewrite mine. Pda net doesnt let you use phone as a wifi hotspot if you have android 7.0 or higher. So if you buy a new phone your screwed. They changed they interface to give us WIFI DIRECT WHICH COMES STANDARD ON ALL PHONES SINCE 2015! So now I cant use my phone to watch my smart tv, sony reciever, etc. Instead of giving us a useless app they should use the money everyone paid for the key to come up with a work around. RESTART WITH THE REVIEWS BECAUSE YOU CANNOT USE YOUR PHONE AS A WIRELESS HOTSPOT
Update made it way slow my peak was 10000 kps before update now its down to 900 kps what happend?
Minor changes for 5.10 based on user requests: Rearranged UI to put USB mode on top; added link to FoxFi (previous WiFi Hotspot feature); added help menu for Chromebook; Fixed Mac USB connection.