At 5 minutes until start time, after my children had called TimeWarnerCable in San Antonio, Texas to hear the dreaded message, I sent my co-host (Diana Benner) the text message she was dreading--"There's an internet outage in our area. Not sure when I will be able to get online."
As I watched the minutes tick by, my only form of communication my Android phone from T-Mobile (great service!!), I found myself remembering an old trick--tethering my computer to my phone to get Internet.
Easy Tether Pro ($9.99 for Android phones) allowed me to rejoin the conversation online via Adobe Connect, and it was all working pretty "snappy." I've explored this topic before, and was glad I had this solution in my brain somewhere.
EasyTether shares Internet connection on your Android smartphone with your computer or tablet. EasyTether uses exactly the same data plan that is used for the on-phone Internet access like in the built-in browser or e-mail app or youtube application. No additional tethering fees.
- USB tethering support for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux computers and Android tablets including Kindle Fire
- Bluetooth tethering support for Android tablets including Kindle Fire
- Does not require root access
- Compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.4+ (up to 10.9),Ubuntu 10.4+, Fedora 13+ computers
- Compatible with Android 4.0+ tablets including Kindle Fire
- UDP support for games, for L2TP VPN (not PPTP!) and for some IM apps
- PS3, XBox 360 or Wii tethering via Windows/OS X Internet Connection Sharing feature
- Free lifetime upgrades for the full version
- Implemented as a normal NAT application with full TCP and UDP support
- Compatible with HTC Sync
You can download EasyTether Lite from their site, as well as from Google Play Store.
You may want to check this solution out for yourself!
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