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How to turn an Android phone into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot

Abby Wambaugh, corporate communications representative for Greyhound, surfs

Abby Wambaugh, corporate communications representative for Greyhound, surfs the Internet on her laptop aboard a re-designed Greyhound bus as it drives down a street in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Greyhound recently unveiled a fleet of the new buses, 2009 Provost X3-45 motorcoaches, with an updated exterior design and an interior with increased leg room, free Wi-Fi access, power outlets and seat belts. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News Photo Credit: BLOOMBERG/DANIEL ACKER

As great as Motorola's Droid is, there are a couple of things that are easier done on an old fashioned laptop. But  Wi-Fi isn't always alvailable or it's just expensive.

Fortunately for Android based smartphone users, there now is PdaNet for Android, an easy and free option to tether their phone's 3G connection to their laptops, aka, Wi-Fi tethering.

Wi-Fi tethering means users can share their mobile phone’s 3G internet connection with external devices like laptops over USB or Bluetooth. In short, people can transform their smart phone into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. 

CLICK HERE for the five easy steps and forget about paying those exorbitant Starbucks/airport/Amtrak wireless fees.


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