For many smartphone users either on an iDevice or an Android based system Internet tethering can be a very important feature. As it allows to easily connect to internet on your computer through tethering it to a mobile phone. Although, in many places this features is provided by the service providers, however they does charge you extra fees for this on a monthly basis. It can run quite costly in the end.
For these users, EasyTether is a very useful application available for the Android that allows to easily tether any Android based device to Windows 7/Vista/XP 64-bit/32-bit, Mac OS X, Ubuntu or Fedora 13+ based computer. The same application can also be used to tether to PS3, Wii or an Xbox. This is quite an impressive list right! The most impressive part as far as your Android based device is concerned – there is no rooting required! Note that this application provides tethering capabilities via the USB interface. So, it will not be of useful if you are looking for the wireless tethering. After the installation of the application on your device there is a wizard that will guide you through the setup procedure. So, it is not difficult at all to setup.
Another positive thing is that, it is fully compatible with all major flavors of the Android available namely: Froyo (Android 2.2), Gingerbread (Android 2.3) or Honeycomb (Android 3.0). There is a lite version of the application available for free, but that is significantly limited in the functionality as mentioned by the developer:
EasyTether Lite will block secure (https://, TCP port 443) sites (such as gmail, facebook, amazon or ebay) and any UDP-based applications (including L2TP VPNs, most instant messagers and Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii games) after some time. The paid/activated versions have no such limitations.
You can get the EasyTether from the Android Market for a price of $9.99 now.
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