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Using the 3G network from my phone to gain internet access on my Netbook?

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Can this be done? I have heard with some phones you can connect it to you net/notebook and use the 3G network to get internet access to your notebook. Kinda like mounting a G card to your laptop, but it's your phone. I have a Google G1 Android phone and an Asus Eee PC 900HA Netbook.
 

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I use PDAnet:
http://www.junefabrics.com/palmnet/

Download the app on the market, free of course(thank you Android), and then download the installer from the site above.

Hook up your phone via usb cable, and go to Settings, Applications, and Development. Enable USB Debugging and run the installer/PDANet.

It will install drivers for your phone and then establish/configure the internet connection automatically.

3G speeds arn't that great, but neither is paying for WiFi.

There are some other features to make your phone a wifi hotspot but I havn't done any of those yet.
 
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Thanks mlee:) the other links didn't work with my phone so I will try your solution.
 
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Should work, I just did it like 2 days ago. I'll check the WiFi route too, that may be handy some cases.
 

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I am not sure what program they have available for Andriod, but my WinMo6 (Custom ROM) has Wifi sharing built in. Flip a switch and it broadcasts a WEP Wifi signal that I connect to with my laptop. When it uses ATT HSPDA speedtest rates it as a 1.5mbps line. With EDGE it lasts 4-4.5 hours, and with HSPDA it only lasts 2.5-3hrs.

There should be some way to get it done on Andriod in a similar fashion. The USB cable method though will save you a ton of battery life.
 
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Should work, I just did it like 2 days ago. I'll check the WiFi route too, that may be handy some cases.
It worked:toast: I'm typing on my netbook right now.:D Thanks again mlee, you are awesome!
 
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