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That's what I do and it works pretty well. I did have to change the APN though. Id put the Sim card in the phone and try to enable hotspot/tethering.
If that doesn't work, you may need to change the APN. I had to use the APN for tablets on this page [link]
If for some reason you try it and your devices don't get an internet connection despite connecting to the phone, try enabling the option "hide tethering" in PDANet [link]
To pre-warn you, when I (totally didn't) do this, it was necessary to tether via USB. The phone couldn't at the time sustain a cellular connection to the VPN whilst its WiFi hotspot was active.
I believe the app I ended up using was PdaNet+.
Because both Google and Apple added a little flag to any tethering network activity that tells your carrier if you're tethering or not. Even turning on a VPN won't get around it because tethering activity is set to not go through a VPN. It has its own little channel it goes through. It was added in I think Android Lollipop. Maybe Nougat.
There is a way around it on Android by using an app called PdaNet+ but it's a little annoying to use. Just make sure you press the little help button in the app (after turning on the direct hotspot it pops up) and it includes instructions for different platforms (Android, iOS, Windows, etc). Each platform has a different method for getting it to tether to it correctly. I highly recommend it though. Works amazingly for tethering my iPad up on long car rides so I can watch some Netflix without buffering every 2 seconds.
It won't show on the play store on some carriers/phones so you may have to get it from ApkMirror.
You'll want to press "Wifi Direct Hotspot", by the way.
Back in the day (before any carrier allowed hotspot without paying extra, I used PDANet. The draw was it made it look like all of the data was being used on your phone and not tethered. Check them out and see if it will meet your needs.
I used to use PdaNet. I think the pro version is £5 but it's a one time purchase which is a lot better than paying £20 a month. The only problem I've ever had with it was the pro version deactivated for me once but I contacted custom support and they sent me a manual activation key with in a day of contacting them.
It's also worth mentioning that only the usb mode hides your tether useage from your carrier. Using the wireless mode just turns on the regular hot spot for some reason. Oh also it doesn't require root which is nice.
have you heard of pda net? it bypass's most carriers hotspot limit i use both there wifi direct option and usb tether option both work great and are unlimited you just need to have a unlimited mobile data plan.
I'm a liberty customer also.
I've been using PDANet+ with Tmobile for unlimited usb hotspot in lte (to skip their 5gb limit on unlimited plans). I get 10mbps average, been able to watch netflix and simultaneously use my pc for gaming and/or youtube (don't know if the netflix quality is because of the binge-on thing, or because the speed stays at 10-12mbps).
Did have to buy a band4 signal booster, but right now $100 have been giving signal to me and a few houses around my house (your welcome neighbors).
I did have wifi-solutions from Camuy, 5mb speeds for around 50 bucks but canceled the service back in December. Same service that 4netpr offers, but wifi-solutions doesn't require a contract.
Planning on switching to Claro's fiber next month if the service is not back by then. For now Tmobile's unlimited plan have been working pretty darn well.
doesn't require root, works fine as tether.
(for windows pcs at least, you need an app on windows side too)
(edit: also works with tablets)
Also, try downloading the PDANet app on your phone here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pdanet
See if you can enable Tethering in the Android app and THEN use the Mac app to connect. I've heard of people successfully getting it to work on 10.5.x.
What type of phone do you have? As long as it's newer than like 2013, you can probably turn it on as a hotspot.
Edit: here if you're on android, give PDAnet a shot. Been an app for getting around carrier blocked tethering for years. Can't guarantee it'll work for you, but it's worth a shot, and a hell of a lot cheaper than paying the random for tethering.
A good work around. [link]
These two apps together will by pass Cricket's blocks one way or another. Word of advice none of the hiding methods within pdanet will work, Cricket will know you are still tethering.
Hotspot creator that hides data so it shows none of it being used, to bypass throttles like you'll inevitably face using the regular way. [link] -- if you're interested to know more.
Update: I've continued to try to troubleshoot this to no avail.
I've further checked that all the APN settings match T-Mobile's BYOD specs.
I've also tried 3rd party hotspot apps, such as PdaNet+.
.. basically I've tried every tweak/suggestion I've come across to no avail.
To further aggravate the issue, I also can't get Internet sharing via Bluetooth option to work. (Device connects, but again no data.)
I've posted my issue on the UMIDIGI forums, maybe someone there will notice.
It's definitely related to the Umidigi F2 somehow, because I can get hotspot easily when I put my sim card back into the iPhone...
Some posts I've come across, suggest rooting the device might help(?) ... I don't want to void the warranty, and sadly, if I can't get this working, I will probably be returning this phone for a refund.
Any helps or tips I may have missed are appreciated, thank you.
Connect to your PC with a USB cable.
Once plugged in, the computer should recognize the phone. You may need to go into notifications on your phone and make sure USB tethering is activated, as phones will often start in "Charge only" mode and have to be adjusted each time. If you see an entry marked "Charging only", tap it and make sure USB tethering is selected. If that's not available, go into Settings, Network and see if there is a USB tethering option there that can be activated.
Note that you may have to pay your cell phone provider to activate the USB Tethering feature. It's bundled with my MetroPCS subscription, for example. If you require activation, you'll probably be able to turn on USB tethering but your PC web browser will be directed to a page explaining that you have to pay to activate.
If nothing works, check with your cell phone maker -- some phone makers have downloadable drivers for Windows that will make the USB tethering feature work.
Or, try PDANet+, which consists of a Google Play app and a Windows application that allow you to tether if your phone or provider don't otherwise support it.
Follow this if you are ok with rooting your phone - [link]
Or download this if you are not - [link]
It's even better if you have ROOT access, which is pretty easy to do on an S8.
This billing cycle :) [link]
Only thing I've noticed is the standard slowdowns during busy times. Like now (Sunday afternoon) I'm at ~6Mbps. Late night I can get between 12-15Mbps, but Friday at 6pm? Barely 2.
Streaming, torrenting, direct downloads.. all no problem, through the latency makes online gaming difficult.
I know there's an app, I had to do it when I got an old laptop with no wifi card. I'll see if I can find it in Google play if it's still there.
Yep still in play store. I'm pretty sure there's a paid version you might have to find the apk to because I think this has limited time.
I dont think you will need rooting, [link]
Try this app out and see if it works. You will need a software on the windows side though. And if the download button is disabled then get a apk of it.
Free version has a time limit but if it works you could get the paid version
DISCLAIMER: This is against AT&T's TOS so proceed at your own risk.
If you're still looking for an answer, I have one. You can use the WiFi Direct Hotspot feature on PdaNet+. Just install that app, install the companion app for your computer and then connect them by following the instructions in the app. It worked fine for me, but, once again, keep in mind that it is against the TOS.
Usually an update fixes things like that for me.
For tethering, try this app:
It works way better for me. May need to use hotspot mode as I don't believe there's a Linux client.
I installed PDAnet and have been using it for a couple of years now. You install it on your computer too and double click it and presto. Works great also for airports, parks, etc. There is a free trial with limited bandwith but you can pay for the app once and get unlmited. I go through about 40 gigs casual browsing a month and it all flows through my phone.
I have had success with the app PDANet+ on my phone
and then bluetooth tether my tablet and laptop to the phone.
If you want to try that before buying any new equipment.
This doesn't technically have anything to do with your cell carrier; it's a way to connect your PC/laptop to a local wifi network when you don't have a wifi card.
That said, your carrier may be restricting you from using the built-in tether functionality in your phone, making this trick impossible. There are ways to work around that using apps like PdaNet+ or ClockworkMod Tether. These let you use USB tethering and share either your cellular or (I presume) your phone's wifi connection with your computer.
The drawback of using an app is that unlike with the built-in tethering option, you'll probably have to install a companion app on your PC. It's a small "price" to pay compared to what carriers generally like to charge for unlocking the built-in tether.
He used the wrong word. You want to TETHER your phone's internet to your computer. You do not need wireless on the PC, you are getting the connection from the phone that is connected. just a usb charger and one of a ton of apps.
This app I used when I had no internet, got me through 3 semesters of CC
edit: maybe he didnt use the wrong word, but this fix is much better!
I think tethering would be easier here. You want to TETHER your phone's internet to your computer. You do not need wireless on the PC, you are getting the connection from the phone that is connected. just a usb charger and one of a ton of apps.
T-Mobile phone data and tethering isn't unlimited. They sell a $70 unlimited plan but cap your tethering after 5 gb. They offer high speeds on your phone up to a certain point then slow slow you down to 3g speeds. Sadly, this is all more or less typical marketing trickery for many service providers.
As for streaming, the EFF has confirmed T-Mobile is now throttling video speed and calling it "optimization" which directly violates net neutrality rules.
>T-Mobile has claimed that this practice isn't really "throttling," but we disagree. It's clearly not "optimization," since T-Mobile doesn't alter the actual content of the video streams in any way. Even the term "downgrading" is inaccurate, because that would mean video streams are simply being given a lower priority than other traffic. If that were true, then in the absence of higher priority traffic, videos should stream at the same throughput as any other content. But that's not the case: our tests show that video streams are capped at around 1.5Mbps, even when the LTE connection and the rest of T-Mobile's network can support higher throughput between the customer and the server.
>In other words, our results show that T-Mobile is throttling video streams, plain and simple.
Until recently I've used custom firmware to hide my tethering usage but last week they finally caught on. The text message says tethering speed is reduced to 128 kbps but it's actually 10 kbps.
There are still ways to connect your phone with your laptop without having to pay for the same data twice. I hear windows and mac users can hide their tethering usage with PdaNet+.
>For most phones install PdaNet+(which contains FoxFi) straight from Play Store.
>If you have Sprint, Boost Mobile or AT&T the above listing will probably fail to show or install in Play Store. That is because your carrier has delisted all tethering software in order to force you to pay for a tether plan. In such case try to download and install the apk file directly from here.
Some users report PdaNet will only hide tethering if it's over a USB cable and a VPN. I haven't tried it but this addon looks like it might work for wifi tethering.
Pdanet+ is probably worth looking into
You can try PDA Net. It allows your phone to be a hotspot, even if you don't have hotspot enabled.
Basically all modern games for the last several years requires online activation / verification in order to install or play the game.
If your phone does not support hotspots, then you can download an app to your smartphone like PdaNet+ for Android. You will need to tether your smartphone to your PC which can be done using a USB / or USB-C cable depending on what port your phone has or it could be done wirelessly.
I used PdaNet+ back in like 2010 when I was more or less near the end of my Verizon Wireless contract and was going to switch carriers. I basically abused my unlimited wireless plan. During the last two months of my contract I basically used around 55GB to 60GB of data.
Once Skyrim is installed you should be able to put it in offline mode so that it will not connect to Steam in order to launch the game.
pdanet used to do it, not sure how effective it is anymore
I didn't realize its Android only but here ya go:
pdanet.co or the Play Store.
There's an app called planet, but it says it doesn't work with my carrier, which is ATT. [link]
There may be more options if your phone is rooted.
You can hide Tethering if you switch to Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pdanet (or equivalent apps).
[link] , vea ahí está el de la playstore descarga la aplicación de PC y conecta el celuco por USB y más.o.menos.se configura solo
Got tired of carrier BS years ago and just bought PDANET so it works with everything I need
Take a look
(Its kinda hard for me to just copy the email address from there on my phone itself)
PDANET+ see if it will allow you to download it.
Check out "PdaNet+"
Sempre usato PDA.net.
Pretty sure this is what u are looking for.
Foxfi I heard. Pdanet, I haven't had that with when I used before having Frontier became available
The only way around carrier restrictions is to fool the carrier. One app that can do that is PdaNet
Check out Pdanet. It lets you tether using WIFI, USB or Bluetooth. And it doesn't use the data from your hotspot.
Even using a wire? I did a quick Google and it looks to be possible: https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/wifi-hotspot-and-usb-tethering-issue.878759/
You should still be able to do wireless WIFI tethering using an app such as this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pdanet&hl=en_GB
I'm not familiar with your phone but Googling this topic will give you plenty of solutions.
PdaNet+ app may work.
Try this app
PDANet+, when it works, it works well.
Why not just use the [PdaNet+[([link]) app on your phone?
Yep. You can [link]
I have no idea, but I know that some providers do not offer tethering and you need something like PdaNet+ to tether.
The standard Android tether doesn't route hotspot connections through the VPN. Other tethering apps like PDAnet might be able to do it.
it looks like PdaNet+ :
will do it
Ignore the rooting comment. Get PDANet+ [link]
Pay the $7 for the license and make sure you tap hide tethering, which makes it act like a proxy server; this hiding your tether from Cricket. I also recommend using a VPN on your phone prior to using PDANet's tethering, this will hide any desktop websites from being o served by Cricket's monitoring systems.
Please note: if the Google play store doesn't work, then you may have to sideload the app and get the license directly from their site.