3 Best Reverse Tethering App For Android

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3 Best Reverse Tethering App For Android

1. PdaNet+

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“Version 5.10 has major changes, MUST read below before updating.

1. Windows side also need updating from http://pdanet.co/install
2. Original WiFi Hotspot feature remains in the separate FoxFi app if you still need it, just install from Play Store. You can also find previous (4.19) version of PdaNet+ at http://pdanet.co/install/old
3. New location permission required by Android due to WiFi scan API call.

Please be aware that with no root access there are technical limitations of what an app can do. We try our best to offer the “most convenient solution possible” for sharing phone Internet but it may not be an “ideal” or “universal” solution (e.g. a normal WiFi Hotspot). It may not work for particular devices.

=====WiFi Direct mode (new!) ====
PdaNet+ now comes with a completely new “WiFi Direct Hotspot” feature that works on all Android phones 4.1 or later. It allows you to connect computers and tablets to your phone using WiFi BUT it will require you to either install our client app or setup proxy depending on what device you are connecting to the phone. You can activate “WiFi Direct Hotspot” in PdaNet+ then tap the “Help!” button for detail instructions.

*If your Windows computer does not see the hotspot during pairing please do two things: 1. Restart Hotspot on the phone.
2. Click on “Show All WiFi Direct Hotspot”. It will verify if your adapter supports 5Ghz.

====FoxFi/WiFi Hotspot Mode (the old) ====
The original WiFi Hotspot feature remains in the separate FoxFi app if you still need it. It has ceased to function on many newer phone models due to carrier updates. Even when it works, your hotspot usage may still be metered (see plan 2 below). WiFi Direct Hotspot could solve both issues. However the new feature is not meant to support game devices, TVs or TV streaming devices.

=====USB Mode=====
USB mode works on all Android phones (except for some ZTE/Alcatel models). It allows connection from Windows or Mac. In addition, there is a “WiFi Share” feature that can further turn Windows into a WiFi Hotspot so that you share PdaNet Internet with other devices.

*If your phone is not recognized by your computer after connecting USB, please see http://pdanet.co/driver

=====Bluetooth Mode=====
You can use Bluetooth mode to connect Windows. Although WiFi Direct mode is preferred.

=====Do I need this software?=====
The PdaNet software has been around since the first Treo smart phone in 2003. With over 30 million downloads in total, it must be something that everyone needs, right? Well…it really depends on the kind of data plan you have for your phone. There are 4 kinds of data plans from most carriers:

1. Your data plan (limited or unlimited) does not allow you to turn on the mobile hotspot feature on the phone (it prompts you to call your carrier).

2. Your data plan is unlimited and you can turn on mobile hotspot from your phone to use it. But hotspot usage is “metered” against a cap (say 5G/month). After that the speed will be throttled to a crawl. (FoxFi can’t avoid this!)

3. Your data plan is unlimited, and you can turn on mobile hotspot from your phone with unlimited LTE usage and no throttling cap. This plan does NOT exist or not intended. But we have seen loopholes on some phone models to allow it.

4. You data plan is limited and it allows you to turn on mobile hotspot from your phone. The mobile hotspot usage goes under the same data plan limit.

If your plan falls under 1 or 2, you will need to use PdaNet+. If your plan belongs to 3 or 4 then PdaNet+ will not make any difference. If you are unsure what plan you have, it won’t harm to always use PdaNet+.

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Free edition of PdaNet+ will have timed usage limit, otherwise it is same as full version.

Sprint and AT&T may not allow you to install our app from Play Store, please install the apk file directly from http://pdanet.co/install or install from the computer side.”

2. Tetrd — USB Tethering & Reverse Tethering (NoRoot)

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“Tetrd is a simple tool that allows you to share your internet connection from your device to your PC and vice versa through a USB cable.

You can try it free for three days! When your free trial ends, you can purchase Tether Pro for unlimited tethering, Reverse Tether Pro for unlimited reverse tethering, or Universal Tether Pro to get both at a discounted price.

Tethering

Tethering allows you to share your device’s wifi or mobile internet connection with your PC. You can use this if your carrier or data plan doesn’t allow you to enable the built-in tethering feature of your device. Or if you have an unlimited data plan, but your carrier caps your hotspot/tethering usage to a certain amount, say 7GB.

Reverse Tethering

Reverse tethering allows you to share your computer’s internet connection with your device. Use this if you’re having issues with your device’s wifi connection such as unstable ping or disconnections especially when playing games and your PC is connected to the internet via an ethernet cable. It can also be used in situations where wired internet is the only available option.

Note: Some apps only check for wifi or cellular connectivity and will not have internet access when reverse tethering.

Network

When tethering or reverse tethering, your PC along with all connected devices will be in the same network. This means your device can send and receive data from your PC and other connected devices. This is done by creating a VPN connection on your device and a TUN/TAP adapter on your PC. This is useful if you want to transfer files from one device to another via FTP or if you want to access a server (eg. HTTP server) on your PC from your device.

Note: ICMP is currently not supported so the ping command won’t work when tethering or reverse tethering.

Additional Features

• No root required
• No USB debugging required (except on Windows)
• Fast link speed (200Mbps+ on some devices)
• IPv6 support (may not work on some devices)
• Multiple devices can be reverse tethered simultaneously
• Configurable network settings

Installation

1. Install this app on your device.

2. Download and install the server application to your PC. Use the links below to download it.

Windows 7+
https://download.tetrd.app/files/tetrd.windows_amd64.exe

MacOS 10.12+ (Intel)
https://download.tetrd.app/files/tetrd.macos_amd64.pkg

Linux
https://download.tetrd.app/files/tetrd.linux_amd64.deb
https://download.tetrd.app/files/tetrd.linux_amd64.rpm
https://download.tetrd.app/files/tetrd.linux_amd64.pkg.tar.xz

Note: On Windows, a message might show when you open the installer saying “Windows protected your PC”. This appears for all programs not recognized by Windows Defender. If you’re not sure, you can always scan the installer using your antivirus. To continue installing the server application, click on More info then Run anyway buttons. This issue will be fixed in a future release.

Note: On macOS, a message might show saying the installer can’t be opened. This appears because the installer is not yet recognized by macOS Gatekeeper. You can always scan the installer with your antivirus if you’re not sure. To continue the installation, right click or ctrl-click the installer then select open. This issue will be fixed in a future release.

3. If you’re using Windows, you’ll need to enable USB debugging on your device. The link below will guide you on how to do this.

https://developer.android.com/studio/debug/dev-options#enable

4. Run the server application.

5. Plug in your device to your PC. The app should automatically open. If this does not happen, try changing the USB mode to File Transfer or MTP.

Note: On Windows, a message might appear asking you if you want to install some drivers. You’ll need to allow the server application to install these drivers so that it can communicate with your device.”

3. Reverse Tethering NoRoot Free

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“ReverseTethering NoRoot allows you to share your computer’s Internet connection with your Android device via a USB cable.
Use Android apps that require Internet in places where you don’t have or are not allowed to have a wireless Internet connection!
Your Android device’s Internet connection is slow and unstable? You’ve your Android device already connected to your computer for charging, file syncing or app debugging? Why not use your computer’s fast, stable Internet connection on your Android device?

Important: Some apps do not recognize the reverse tethered Internet connection because they only check for Wifi or 3G connections. This limitation applies to recent versions of Play Store, Youtube, Gmail and others. If you find an app is incompatible with ReverseTethering NoRoot, please don’t give my app a bad rating. It’s not an issue of my app, but of the other one, so I cannot change anything about the incompatibility. Instead, please contact the author of the third-party app.

Features
• Use your computer’s Internet connection on your Android device
• Works with Mac, Windows and Linux
• Works on all Android versions starting from 4.0
• NO root needed
• Easy set-up, no messing around with tons of command lines
• Connect multiple Android devices to one computer
• The only way to have wired Internet on devices that do not support Ethernet

PRO Version
As a special offer, the Free version will work without any limit until the end of the year. During this time, PRO is unavailable. You’ll be able to upgrade once the special offer has ended. For details, please send me an email.

IMPORTANT: Bugs and problems might cross your way. If something does not work, please do not write bad reviews, but send an email to the support email address listed below or in the app so I actually have a chance to help you or fix the issues. Thanks!

This app requires a free server application to run on your computer that can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/RevTetServerW. The Java Runtime version 1.7 or later is needed on the computer. Depending on your system, device drivers may have to be installed.”