PdaNet and the ipad - anyone using?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Simon1966, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Simon1966 macrumors regular

    May 23, 2006
    United Kingdom
    Can anyone confirm that PdaNet running on an iphone is working?

    Do you connect wirelessly or via bluetooth?
  2. yozh macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2008
    Yeah anyone got this working ?
  3. christianinri macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2010
    I'm not sure about PDANet but I've heard that MyWi works.
  4. yaroldb macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2007
    Mywi will not work for me, I am trying PDAnet but you have to make an adhoc in order for it to see the wireless network. I can not do that on the iPad, so I am back to trying to make Mywi work. It won't give my iPad an IP address. :mad:
  5. atonba macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2009
    Good question!

    Come on you guys! There must be SOMEONE who tried this!
  6. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2003
    From how I understand PDAnet works is that you need a program running on the computer in order to use the app properly, both Mac OS X and Windows. The reason for this maybe to properly work the drivers. I've used it with an Android device and would think it works the same on the iPhone: you turn on the PDAnet sharing app, then you go to the computer, open the program and click connect.

    In this case, there is no application meant for the iPhone/iPod software to utilize PDAnet itself, only to provide data to another device. And PDAnet stresses that it needs the appropriate drivers in order to work. And we know we can't install anything, especially drivers, onto the software.

    This is just my wild guess regarding this matter.
  7. jkarp macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Haven't tried PDANet, but MyWi is working great for me. I used it last night at the bar and the iPad speeds were pretty good!

  8. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    A bar and the iPad... hmmm. I'll miss ye good ol' days, mate
  9. Lou E. Ville macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Anyone hear of a solution yet? I'd be ecstatic if I could tether with my N1. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if the folks with PdaNet come up with anything...
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    As long as your N1 is rooted, go to the Android market and download Barnacle. It's a wifi tether app that doesn't require any kernel modification - only a rooted device.

    Works great on my Droid with my iPad.
  11. Lou E. Ville macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Thanks doc. Don't really want to void my warranty, but if it's still the only solution in a month or two I'll have to consider it.

    I don't absolutely need tethering, but it would be a nice luxury.
  12. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Don't you need to be jailbroken to use pdanet?
  13. BobRichards macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Pdanet doesn't work, but mywi works and does an amazing job
  14. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
  15. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
  16. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
  17. wgary macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    My solution: 30 day trial of MiFi from Verizon until my 3G comes in... Works OK but a little slow for the $$ IMHO.
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    FYI, PDANet has to do with tethering your jailbroken iPhone to your iPad, Mywi is the same.

    I use MyWi and I love it but my iPhone battery hates it. :(
  19. dkaff macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    iPad and PDA Net is working

    I have been using pdanet with my jailbroken iphone since last fall. I seem to average between 2 to 3 gb of data usage every month and have not received any notices or increase in my bill. I recently purchased an iPhone 4G and realized that there was not yet a jailbreak for it. So, I thought that I would try to install pda net on my jailbroken iPad to see if it would work. I was surprised that it installed without a hitch. The next surprise came when i plugged the Apple USB cable into my computer and the pda desktop client (for windows 7) asked me if I wanted to connect. I chose "yes" and that is what I am using at the moment. The only problem that I'm having is that for some reason it won't let me input text on the ipad in order to register it. I'm going to contact pdanet today to see if they might have a workaround.


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