pdaNet vs MyWi

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  1. bunger macrumors 6502

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    Just curious if anyone has compared these two apps..
     
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  3. maturola macrumors 68040

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    NOt really same type of App, One is a Mobile Hotspot, while the other one is just a Tethering sharing app. it will depends on your personal needs
     
  4. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    new version of pdaNet now offers wifi hotspot capabilities as well
     
  5. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    They both create a WiFi ad hoc network and they both support USB tethering.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Do you still need to install the pdanet add-on on the computer before you can tether?
     
  7. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8B117)

    Yes.
     
  8. dontworry macrumors 6502

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    Only through USB. I just tested the PDAnet wifi HotSpot with my MBP and it worked perfectly. No need to install anything on laptop, just turn it on and go!
     
  9. dontworry macrumors 6502

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    Only for USB tethering. Not WIFI hotspot.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Cool.
    So either way with mywi you gotta have iTunes installed or with pdanet their client.
     
  11. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Correct.
     
  12. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8B117)

    But, MyWi is still more convenient, since iPhone users probably have iTunes installed already. It's also cheaper.
     
  13. dontworry macrumors 6502

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    I disagree.
    1. Pdanet is free - MyWi is $19.99
    2. Both have hotspot ability.
    3. If you can JB then, you can install the Pdanet desktop client.
     
  14. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, posting this on my iMac thru pdanet. Good find, I didn't know the free version had wifi capabilities. I didn't have to install anything.
     
  15. moebius macrumors member

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    I don't think you need to have ITunes installed for mywi to work, I use it all the time in my windows pc (without-Itunes) perfectly.

    So, what do you mean by having Itunes installed?
     
  16. maturola macrumors 68040

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    PADnet is free?? am i missing something?

    Why does it need a client? isn;t is WIFI hotspot? Does this mean that I cannot use it with iPads??

    Something doesn't add up
     
  17. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    MyWi works in 2 ways; USB and WiFi. You need to have iTunes installed to get the USB drivers for MyWi to work via the USB connection under WindowsXP.

    Yes, you are missing something. As the PdaNet site indicates (I know, the vendor website is a strange place to get information :rolleyes:), after the trial period you cannot access SSL sites, but every other site will work, with the free version of PdaNet.

    I have no idea what language 'isn;t is WIFI hotspot?" is.

    PdaNet needs a client for the same reason MyWi needs iTunes to be installed. Do you think they'd write a client and tell you it's needed if it were not? Something has to interface the device running PdaNet via the USB connection to the operating system.

    iPads can connect to an ad hoc network, so why couldn't it connect to a device running PdaNet?
     
  18. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Always so charming! ;) totally useless, but charming!
     
  19. csmitty macrumors regular

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    pdanet is free but has a trial as well. after 14 days you won't be able to access secured sites, like for logging into something. Right now a license is $16, so a little cheaper. I tested it today and worked great. And as long as you don't need to log into sites. A good free option.
     
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    I don't know about the cheaper part but if you got an iPhone good chances are you got iTunes installed:)
    I haven't used pdanet for a while but mywi is so nice and simple.
     
  21. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    You're right, a PDANet license is $16 right now. I was referring to the the $29.95 price that they have on their website.
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So whats the verdict on whats better to those that tried both?
    Is there any difference when it comes to battery usage, any bugs or problems, memory leaks or tethering speed comparing them two?
     
  23. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    MyWi seems to have better support and more frequent updates. Judging by the junefabrics twitter account, they don't do much customer outreach.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, but from what I heard that company junefabrics has been around for a very long time and been doing tethering apps for many different phones.
    I also love MyWi so I probably wouldnt switch:)

     
  25. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    That may be, but look at their websites... I don't mean to judge people by the quality of their site, but junefabrics.com looks a bit like a GeoCities site. It seems like a company dedicated to making internet tethering apps could put a little more thought into their website.
     

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