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  1. #1

    tethering


    Has anyone been successful in tethering their Win8 tablet to a Android phone?
    Have you been able to get PDAnet to run on the tablet?

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  2. #2


    There is no reason why PDANet would not work on a Windows 8 tablet.

    First, your phone has to allow tethering. Some providers, like Sprint, are very strict
    in what you can and can't tether and even block tethering unless you can root the phone
    even it still may not work.

    Of course, Sprint allows tethering once you pony up the fees. Then, you can use your phone
    as a wifi hotspot and avoid the need for PDANet all together.

    You can download PDANet for Windows 8 which I believe is free but you have to pay for PDANet on
    your Android device. Make sure you are using the most current versions of both.

    Windows 8 must also have the correct drivers as you need to plug in your phone into your Windows 8 USB
    port.
    Last edited by orlandotek; 16 Aug 2014 at 23:58.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 (8" tablet)


    I've not had any problems tethering my Encore 8 to my Galaxy S3. In fact, I'm posting this using that exact setup.
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    Posts : 6
    surface pro 3 , Windows 8


    I was wondering if you were able to use PDa for your windows 8 tablet? I have the surface pro 3 and I have an android cellphone as
    Sprint is my carrier. I want to bluetooth for my internet acess. Can I do that with pda net? And if so were can I downloaded that app.
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    Posts : 6
    surface pro 3 , Windows 8

    surface pro 3 windows 8


    I was wondering if you were able to use PDa for your windows 8 tablet? I have the surface pro 3 and I have an android cellphone as
    Sprint is my carrier. I want to bluetooth for my internet acess. Can I do that with pda net? And if so were can I downloaded that app.
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