IMO: PdaNet > MyWi
The newest version of PdaNet finally brings wifi hotspot capability to match MyWi. I have tried both and I greatly prefer PdaNet. MyWi has such a bulky DRM that it leaves a gigantic footprint and their transitions from on and off are incredibly buggy. Also MyWi makes remembering known secured networks in need of being selected from time to time instead of automatically connecting.
If youve already paid for MyWi then you might as well just stick with it, but if you haven't Id give PdaNet a shot, its a better written app.
- 11-13-2010, 04:21 PM #2
- 11-13-2010, 05:08 PM #4
- 11-13-2010, 05:44 PM #6
- 11-13-2010, 06:36 PM #7
PDA lost this battle by waiting so long to release the wireless capability. Perhaps they waited so long so that they could put together a great program, but so many people have MyWi now they'll never even get to try PDAnet.
I have MyWi now and love it. PDAnet may be better, but I'll never know.
- 11-13-2010, 06:47 PM #8
- 11-13-2010, 07:59 PM #9
I'll keep MyWi, only for the fact that it has a Battery Charge/Drain display. Really wish it was a separate feature though. I have mywi installed on my wifi iPad specifically to see if the source I am charging from is good or not
- 11-14-2010, 07:49 AM #10
- 11-14-2010, 09:26 AM #11
I don't quite understand why it's important to be able to share your data with others in the first place. Maybe I'm just selfish. Maybe I'd rather not risk AT&T saying I'm using too much data.
I used PdaNet on all my Palm devices, and have put a fortune into purchasing it for a Treo 650, 700, and then an 800w. I'd buy it again if they offered an upgrade path.
- 11-14-2010, 01:19 PM #12iPhone Intermediate
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I've never really played with PdaNet very much, other than messing around with it in the earlier Jb days. Since then, I've strictly used MyWi, but I'm thinking I might give PdaNet a try now that they've added some value. I need the WiFi hotspot feature for my WiFi-only iPad. Without that, my iPad is virtually useless while on the go.