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  • PdaNet turns iPhone into Wi-Fi Hotspot

    Turning a smartphone into a Wi-Fi hotspot is nothing new, unless you have an iPhone. Today, June Fabrics released PdaNet, a jailbreak app that turns any iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot regardless of what network happens to be available. Obviously, an Edge connection will be painfully slow, but a decent 3G signal should provide enough bandwidth for most users to surf the web comfortably. According to June Fabric’s website, “PdaNet provides the fastest connection speed possible from your data service and data signal.”

    With PdaNet, users can enjoy the freedom of a personal Wi-Fi hub without the additional cost that most tethering plans bring with them. Some users may not want to create a Wi-Fi hotspot in a crowded coffee shop. If this is the case, users can connect an iPhone to a laptop via USB cable. A desktop client is required for this type of connection, luckily both Mac and Windows versions are available.

    According to PdaNet’s twitter feed, an iPad version is in the works. This is good news for iPad users. iOS 4.2 beta 2 was recently released to developers and the tethering preference that was present in earlier versions had been removed. This feature might have been removed by mistake, but it’s more likely that Apple removed it because of pressure from AT&T. We’ll just have to wait till November to find out if tethering makes it back into iOS 4.2 for iPad.

    Source: June Fabrics
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PdaNet turns iPhone into Wi-Fi Hotspot started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 106 Comments
    1. mikemax7's Avatar
      mikemax7 -
      Guys pls I just got an iPhone how do I know if it's jailbroken
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikemax7 View Post
      Guys pls I just got an iPhone how do I know if it's jailbroken
      Please do not hijack threads.
    1. UTPharmer's Avatar
      UTPharmer -
      I've had it over a year now, and I have never had any issues with it. I don't know why so many people have had trouble, but the truth is, it's worked for me EVERY time that I've tried to use it. It got me through a rotation that I elected to take in another city for 6 weeks, and my 3G connection kicked the crap out of the utterly worthless $10 internet at the extended stay hotel. All that said, I love this app, and it was well worth my money.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by elr0y7 View Post
      I like how this uninstalls MyWi automatically when you install it /s
      Although, MyWi does the same...
      Oh crap! I just noticed that.

      I want to see if PDAnet can keep and hold a connection better than MyWi. Thats my only issue with MyWi on my iPhone 4. I use it to connect my iPad at work. So far PDAnet has been working better than MyWi.
    1. kenpura's Avatar
      kenpura -
      sorry if this is an idiotic question.. but does this or mywi cause you to incur additional charges from your mobile carrier? other than the fee for the data plan of course.
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      I downloaded it, and never used it hoping it would be there when i needed it. I needed it about two months later, and having NEVER even opening the program once, was disappointed to see that my trial version had expired. Once i deleted it and reinstalled it, it was pretty ok. The speed was a little slow, but much better than nothing! At one point I had my laptop, my ipad, and an iphone 3 running off my iphone 4. I would never do it again, as the speeds were glacial, but still, it kept plugging along. I got my monie's worth!