PdaNet+ – PdaNet + has a function in providing internet access for your Android phone, via a computer or tablet. Some major changes in the 5.10 version update
1. The Windows side also needs to be updated from http://pdanet.co/install
2. The original Wi-Fi hotspot functionality remains in the separate FoxFi app. You can also find previous versions of PdaNet + (4.19) at http://pdanet.co/install/old
3. Android needs new location permission because it calls WiFi Scan API.
Keep in mind that without root access, there are technical limitations on the app’s capabilities. We try our best to provide the “most convenient solution” for sharing the Internet by telephone, but may not be “ideal” or “universal” (eg, regular Wi-Fi hotspots).
WiFi Direct Mode
PdaNet + now comes with a new “WiFi Direct Hotspot” feature that works on all Android 4.1 or newer phones. It allows you to connect computers and tablets to your phone using Wi-Fi but you need to install our client application or set up a proxy depending on the device you connect to the phone. To activate Wi-Fi Direct Hotspot on PdaNet. You can click Help! Button for detailed instructions.
* If your Windows PC does not see the hotspot during installation, follow two steps: 1. Restart the hotspot on your phone.
2. Click Show all active WiFi hotspots. This will check if your switch supports 5GHz.
FoxFi / WiFi Hotspot Mode
The native Wi-Fi hotspot feature in the FoxFi app remains separate if you still need it. It has stopped working on many newer phone models due to carrier updates. While successful, hotspot usage is still measurable (see Plan 2 below). WiFi Direct Hotspot can solve both problems. However, this new feature is not intended to support gaming devices, televisions, or TV streaming devices.
For USB mode. almost works on all android phones. Only doesn’t work on some ZTE / Alcatel model phones. This will allow you to connect from Windows or Mac. In addition, there is a “WiFi Sharing” function, which can then turn Windows into a WiFi hotspot so that you can share PdaNet Internet with other devices.
* If the computer does not recognize your phone after connecting the USB, see http://pdanet.co/driver
You can use Bluetooth mode to connect Windows. WiFi Direct mode is preferred.
Do I need this program?
PdaNet has been around since the introduction of the first Treo smartphone in 2003. It’s been downloaded over 30 million times in total, so it’s definitely something everyone needs, right? Yes … it really depends on what data plan you have for your phone. Most operators provide 4 types of data packages:
1. Your data plan (limited or unlimited) does not allow you to activate the mobile hotspot feature on your phone (this feature requires you to call your network operator).
2. You can turn on the hotspot on your Android, because you have an unlimited internet network. However, hotspot usage is “measured” in terms of limits (say 5G / month). After that the crawl speed will increase. (FoxFi can’t avoid this!)
3. Your data plan is unlimited and you can activate the mobile hotspot using unlimited and unlimited LTE networks. This plan does not exist or has not been developed. However, we have seen the flaws in some phone models to make this possible.
4. Your data plan is limited and allows you to activate the portable hotspot from your phone. The use of a mobile hotspot is subject to the same data plan limits.
If your data plan is less than 1 or 2, you must use PdaNet +. ANd, If your plan includes 3 or 4, then PdaNet + is no different. Or, If you are not sure which plan you have, using PdaNet + always doesn’t hurt.