Category Archives: Internet on Road

226.SM-Mobile Hotspot with PDANet and FoxFi

Did you know your smartphone can be a WiFi Hotspot?  With iPhones it’s called Personal Hotspot and you must pay extra thru your wireless provider.  With Android, it’s called Mobile Hotspot and you can pay for it thru your provider, or you can download the free FoxFi app.  PDANet 3.5 from also now includes FoxFi for making a Hotspot.  You can also use FoxFi on iPhones if you’re willing to jailbreak them.
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224.SM-Tethering Droid – our Favorite Internet Connection on the Road *Free

Rather than make you start at the beginning of understanding all the possible ways to connect to the Internet on the Road, we thought we’d cut to the chase and tell you about our favorite method first. You need an Android-based smartphone, and software called PDANet from The video shows you all the details. This was recorded in 2010, but it is still our favorite way to connect.  Also see a more recent video showing PDANet with FoxFi for making your phone a WiFi Hotspot.