PdaNet vs. MyWi who's better
I've recently crossed over to Team Jailbreak and was looking for a really good tethering app to get for my iPhone 4. These 2 apps appear to be the main players in the space (PdaNet & MyWi). But would like to get the plus & minus on them both from the members on this board.
- 06-17-2011, 01:11 PM #2iPhone Intermediate
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I've used MyWi and loved it. It has basically all the features you could ask for. PDAnet is basically the same thing EXCEPT it has a useful feature to 'hide' tethering from ATT.iPod Touch 2G - 4.2.1 - greenpois0n'd - untethered
iPod Touch 4G - 5 - redsn0w'd - tethered
iPad 1G - 5.0.1 - sn0wbreez'd - tethered
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- 06-19-2011, 09:05 PM #3iPhone Nanite
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I've used both apps and in my opinion PdaNet is much easier to use and much simpler. Also I see someone else mentioned the option to hide your tethering data usage from ATT so you don't get a friendly letter in the mail from them. I remember MyWi being complicated, in depth, and not free. I could be wrong on some of those, but you should try PdaNet first.
Thanks for the replies. I'll give PdaNet a try. Can't beat FREE & hiding it from AT&T is a nice added bonus
One more thing, can PdaNet be operated in the background without losing the tethered connection, or will I have to get the Backgrounder app? I'm looking to use this when I go on vacation with family so they can stay connected during the long drive.
Last edited by BigLan; 06-24-2011 at 10:38 PM.
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- 06-27-2011, 07:32 PM #13iPhone Intermediate
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It's not always on. It activates the native tethering inside of ios without letting the carrier know you are doing it. You turn it on or off in personal hotspot settings and/or with the sbsettings toggle. I tried mywi and pdanet (of those two I preferred pdanet) but tetherme won it for me. I don't need any extra "ondemand" features.
- 03-04-2012, 07:25 AM #14
When i connect an iPad (1), it works ok. But if i do nothing for a couple of seconds and have the iPad turn of the display, unlock the iPad again, the connection with PDAnet is lost. If i then go to the iPhone running PDAnet i see an idle connection.
When trying to switch off the HotSpot mode and switch it back on again, i'm told to reboot the iPhone first :-(?
Any ideas on what could be the cause?
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