Do you know you can share your phones data to your Windows, Mac and also make use of your data with a USB cable or Bluetooth using Pdanet? This feature has been available for long but some people don’t even know or even have the knowledge of how to. Maybe because there’s a hotspot feature on most android, people just don’t see reasons to use Bluetooth mode of sharing and other means.
Well, I might blow your bubbles to tell you that some android smartphones don’t come with a place to on your hotspot. In most cases, it’s either locked or disabled. There are other means to manoeuvre this.
Some weeks ago I bought the ola m8 plus one of the main reason I bought this device was to use it as a modem because it comes with 4g enabled. While the modem I use on my PC is 3G enabled, I decided to buy the smartphone, and use it to speed up things online. To my greatest surprise, I couldn’t connect my pc to my phone I was shocked, not because it was my first time noticing this kind of problem, but because I wasn’t expecting it on this new device.
I couldn’t connect my pc to my phone I tried all I could but only one method worked for me, and that was disabling the security feature on the hotspot, which looks like pouring my water on a basket.
long story short I opted for another option and this was to use a USB cord or using my Bluetooth to share internet data. How did I do this? I used an application called “PdaNet“.
This application can manage your data connection and also restrict windows pre-installed applications, like windows store and update from using your data. ( i can see smiles all around ) yes, you heard me, I know most of you might be using windows data usage/ metered or some restrictions which is not very effective.
I have made use of those and also monitored my data using a data count. I found out that, even when I enable all those features windows pre-installed app keeps updating by itself before I could say “jack” my data is gone. I use to subscribe like 500MB to post just an article because I know windows pre-installed apps will make use of my data. Don’t get me wrong I also disabled all auto windows update including its anti-virus, but it keeps using my data in one way or the other. Now I can boldly say I can make an account of even a bit of my data.
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How does Pdanet work
PdaNet is easy to use, you can either connect your phone to your PC or from phone to phone. You can also create a hotspot from PC to phone, you can connect two devices using these methods ( wifi direct hotspot, USB, and Bluetooth ).
How to connect two devices
- WIFI DIRECT HOTSPOT: This is just like every other phone hotspot. Pdanet creates a hotspot for you to be able to connect to, you can either on your wifi direct through Pdanet on your pc or your mobile phone depending on which one you want to host with. After creating a hotspot mode you would be given a password which you can later edit.
The only downside is you need Pdanet application on both devices to be able to connect the two devices.
- USB MODE: This method works only if you have a USB cable. All you need to do is to plug your USB cable into your pc and your phone, then you click on activate USB mode. It will automatically connect, you also need to enable the developer’s option and USB debugging on your device.
For you to be able to do this, go to settings then scroll down to About phone, scroll down look for build number, then click on build number rapidly, 3 times. You will get a notification that you are a developer now then, go back to settings, scroll down you will see developers option, click on it, look for USB debugging and activate.
NOTE: Mind the way you use the developer’s options as this feature is made for an android developer or an experienced person. If you don’t know anything about it don’t activate anything else for you might soft-brick your phone.
- BLUETOOTH MODE: This is the easiest part of it if you want to connect your device using Bluetooth mode you need to click on activate Bluetooth then allow to access Bluetooth. After that, open Pdanet on you PC then right click your mouse you would see connect through Bluetooth.
Make sure you activate your Bluetooth on your PC, then click on connect Bluetooth, it will search for Bluetooth device then click on your Bluetooth address. It will connect automatically, and not only that, your Bluetooth address is saved so next time you don’t need to search anymore.
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Is Pdanet illegal?
No, Pdanet is not illegal.
What is Pdanet used for?
Pdanet is used for tethering. This can be done using Bluetooth, USB, Hotspot.
Is Pdanet a VPN?
No, Pdanet is not a VPN but an application used for tethering.
What is Pdanet usage limit?
Pdanet have a data usage limit for the free version, but for the pro version, it’s unlimited.
What kind of phone works with Pdanet?
Pdanet works on IOS and Android smartphone, it also has a pc version.
Where to download Pdanet
Pdanet full version for android is paid, and not free. The difference between paid and free version is that the free version is limited to a certain amount of data before disconnecting while the paid version is unlimited.
Download Pdanet for WINDOWS 32 and 64bits.
Download Pdanet for Mac
Download Pdanet for android on the play store.