Yesterday evening, 10 minutes prior to the start of the Weekly Webinar Series–a collaborative effort between 2 school districts and one organization–my internet wasn’t working. You could hear the howls of despair from upstairs and downstairs, as the family tried to get online.
At 5 minutes until start time, after my children had called TimeWarnerCable in San Antonio, Texas to hear the dreaded message, I sent my co-host (Diana Benner) the text message she was dreading–“There’s an internet outage in our area. Not sure when I will be able to get online.”
As I watched the minutes tick by, my only form of communication my Android phone from T-Mobile (great service!!), I found myself remembering an old trick–tethering my computer to my phone to get Internet.
Easy Tether Pro ($9.99 for Android phones) allowed me to rejoin the conversation online via Adobe Connect, and it was all working pretty “snappy.” I’ve explored this topic before, and was glad I had this solution in my brain somewhere.
- USB tethering support for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux computers and Android tablets including Kindle Fire
- Bluetooth tethering support for Android tablets including Kindle Fire
- Does not require root access
- Compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.4+ (up to 10.9),Ubuntu 10.4+, Fedora 13+ computers
- Compatible with Android 4.0+ tablets including Kindle Fire
- UDP support for games, for L2TP VPN (not PPTP!) and for some IM apps
- PS3, XBox 360 or Wii tethering via Windows/OS X Internet Connection Sharing feature
- Free lifetime upgrades for the full version
- Implemented as a normal NAT application with full TCP and UDP support
- Compatible with HTC Sync
You may want to check this solution out for yourself!
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