How to Tether an Android to a PC via PDANet+: Wi-Fi
Tethering your Android phone to your PC using PDANet+ via Wi-Fi is easy. In this article, we are going to walk you through the steps, so you can use your Android's internet connection on your PC.
- You need to have PDANet+ app installed on your Android. Click this link to download PDANet+ to your Android.
- This method requires your computer to be capable of connecting to 2 Wi-Fi connections at the same time. Most computers can only connect to one Wi-Fi hotspot at a time. You may need to have a USB Wi-Fi adapter on this setup.
- Connectify Hotspot doesn't work in Bridged Mode in regards to PDANet.
Step 1: Purchase Connectify Hotspot PRO or MAX from the Connectify website. While there is a free trial version of Connectify Hotspot, sharing 3G/4G or Ethernet connections as WiFi is only available in the PRO and MAX versions.
Step 2: Launch PDANet+ on your Android. To do this, open the PDANet+ app and put a check on WiFi Direct Hotspot (new!).
Step 3: Download and install PDANet Desktop for PC in order to use PDANet+. You can go http://pdanet.co/install/ to download the PDANet Desktop for PC. If you need more help in installing PDANet+ or connecting to PDANet+ you can refer to this page: http://pdanet.co/help/
Step 4: Make sure you have a Wi-Fi card installed on your PC and that it’s on.
Go to Network Connections (Windows key + X - select Network Connections) and click on Wi-Fi on the left-hand side. If your computer doesn’t have an internal Wi-Fi card, get an external Wi-Fi USB adapter and plug it into a USB port of your PC. Windows will install the appropriate drivers, or you may be required to install them - just see the documentation that comes with the device. You may need to restart your PC before being able to use the external Wi-Fi USB adapter.
Step 5: Click on the computer or Wi-Fi symbol in the lower right corner of the taskbar (systray).
Step 6: Connect to the Wi-Fi network name and password as shown on the upper part of PDANet+.