1. PappyVanKaos's Avatar
    I had the same question that I am sure a lot of people who lack android 2.2 do. Which is really better, Easytether or Pdanet? Well I decided to do a little study to answer that question this afternoon.

    I used two different phones, the MyTouch 3g and the Motorola Cliq XT, both running android 1.6 and this is what I came up with.


    MyTouch 3g

    Speedtest.net Tests

    2:48pm-2:54pm

    EasyTether 2.35mbps 2.48mbps 2.48 mbps

    Pdanet 1.26mbps 1.32mbps 1.33mbps

    2:55pm-3:01pm

    Easytether 2.32mbps 2.36mbps 2.58mbps

    Pdanet 1.29mbps 1.32mbps 1.27mbps

    3:06pm-3:12pm

    Easytether 1.93mbps 1.77mbps 2.02mbps

    Pdanet 1.22mbps 1.34mbps 1.32mbps



    Mobilespeedtest.com Tests 3:14pm-3:32pm

    1mb:

    Easytether 1.92mbps 1.65mbps 1.99mbps

    Pdanet 1.38mbps 1.20mbps 1.28mbps


    2mb:

    Easytether 1.71mbps 2.01mbps 2.09mbps

    Pdanet 1.18mbps 1.31mbps 1.13mbps


    3mb:

    Easytether 1.97mbps 1.56mbps 1.73mbps

    Pdanet 1.15mbps .85mbps 1.02mbps


    Averages:

    Easytether average: 2.05mbps

    Pdanet average: 1.23

    Difference = .82




    All tests were performed from the same location on tmoblie 3g on a Mytouch running Android 1.6


    Motorola Cliq XT:

    easytether 1.05mbps 1.87mbps 1.13mbps

    pdanet 1.06mbps 1.29mbps 1.33mbps

    Test set 1 performed between 10:51am and 11:01am Sunday


    easytether 1.12mbps 1.14mbps 2.10mbps


    pdanet .95mbps 1.03mbps ,98mbps

    test set 2 performed between 11:01 and 11:06 am sunday


    easytether 1.58mbps 1.05mbps 1.44mbps

    Pdanet .84mbps .99mbps .91mbps

    Test set 3 performed between 11:07 and 11:12 am Sunday



    Mobilespeedtest.com Tests:

    1MB:

    easytether 1.44mbps 2.43mbps 1.73mbps

    Pdanet 1.47mbps 1.38mbps 1.30

    2mb:

    easytether 1.69mbps 1.60mbps 1.60mbps

    Pdanet 1.18mbps 1.22mbps 1.09mbps


    3mb:

    easytether 2.06mbps 1.12mbps 1.95mbps

    Pdanet 1.01mbps 1.28mbps 1.30mbps

    avg for all tests:

    Easytether 1.56

    Pdanet 1.14

    Difference from software .42



    All tests were performed on Sunday July 18 2010

    Tests 1,2, and 3 were done through speedtest.net

    The remainder were done through mobilespeedtest.com

    I did not publish the 500kb tests through mobilespeedtest.com because I felt the results varied too widely from
    test to test.

    All these tests were done on a motorola cliq xt using android 1.6

    All tests were performed in the same location and in the same hour of the day.

    Tests were done over T-Mobile's 3g network.

    I don't know about you guys but I would say spending the 10 bucks on Easytether beats the hell out of Pdanet's 20.
    07-18-2010 05:50 PM
  2. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Bandwidth wise? Absolutely. What other things do we have to look at though? Does Easytether support Bluetooth DUN? Does it have as much OS support as PDANet? Those are the only 2 things I can think of that would have to go into the factor as to which is better and why.

    For the purposes of a Windows OS and highest possible bandwidth, I agree with going with Easytether absolutely no questions asked.
    07-19-2010 01:32 PM
  3. Zorro1's Avatar
    Wow. Never tried anything other than PDAnet since it was the gold standard in Palm land where I came from. EASY to set up and stayed connected....When I need to set this up, guess I owe Easytether a look.
    07-19-2010 02:48 PM
  4. terpitude71's Avatar
    another question i have about easytether: does it report data usage as just data usage, or as data used for tethering? what i mean is i know pdanet doesnt make it known (to my carrier) that i am using the data for the purpose of tethering; it just reports as regular 3g usage. i would want to make sure easytether does the same before i use it
    07-19-2010 04:52 PM
  5. mldiroff's Avatar
    +1 - anyone have the answer?

    another question i have about easytether: does it report data usage as just data usage, or as data used for tethering? what i mean is i know pdanet doesnt make it known (to my carrier) that i am using the data for the purpose of tethering; it just reports as regular 3g usage. i would want to make sure easytether does the same before i use it
    07-19-2010 06:54 PM
  6. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I doubt easytether reports anything. Sprint's counting your data transfers on their end, as it passes throught their servers, not by reading your phone.
    07-19-2010 08:51 PM
  7. pwnst_r's Avatar
    +1 - anyone have the answer?
    From their page:

    implemented as a normal NAT application with full TCP and UDP support
    08-03-2010 07:54 AM
  8. CarbonOak's Avatar
    Which means....? Sorry I don't know too much about networking
    08-03-2010 11:55 AM
  9. bigslam123's Avatar
    When I switched to Android from BlackBerry, the PdaNET folks gave me a new license for only a few dollars. I don't mind paying a little extra for great support.
    08-03-2010 03:05 PM
  10. KB3MMX's Avatar
    Does the paid version of either apps support https ??
    09-30-2010 08:24 PM
  11. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    The paid version of PDANet does and so does the free tethering application from the Market.
    09-30-2010 09:18 PM
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