Barnacle Wifi Tether

Barnacle Wifi Tether

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Wireless hotspot
  • Download/Upload data tracking
  • List of clients connected
Cons
  • Doesn't work in some devices (doesn't recognize them)
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Turn your Android into a WiFi router"

Reviewed by / Jul 12, 2011

Barnacle WiFi Tether turns your Android into a hotspot via WiFi and allows you to connect through them with other devices [only root]

This app requires root access.

Barnacle WiFi is an app that turns your Android into a router WiFi. That's it, it uses your 3G/4G to generate a wireless connection point through which you can connect PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox or any other device that supports WiFi connection. It shows the "clients", that's it, the devices that are connected through your Android.

Don't expect to have a fast connection if you're using your phone connection to navigate on a computer. It's just for emergency situations, not to watch videos on Youtube or download a great amount of files. Watch out your data usage when you're tethering, specially if you have a data plan. The app includes a download/upload counter to monitor it.

Barnacle WiFi has been developed by szym.net. Barnacle WiFi is the only app that they've launched so far. Despite of this, it seems they're on the right track in light of the success they're reaching with this app.

Barnacle is a great app that will, sorry for the expression, "save your ass" in certain situations: when you need to have Internet access to use some devices that doesn't have. High recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
Turn your phone into a Wireless Ad-hoc HotSpot

Share your 3G with Windows, Mac/iPod/iPad, Linux, Xbox

Requires __ROOT__ access

Barnacle is unlimited, free and open source. If you like it, please donate by getting Barnacle Widget!

See website for FAQ, supported hardware, troubleshooting.

Recently changed in this version

See the blog for details of each update.

0.6.7: routing fix for HTC phones (Evo, see blog for Aria, Liberty)

0.6.6: immediate stop fixed for Milestone and other phones
0.6.5: getcwd error fixed, 3G <-> 4G switching with simple restart (clear the LAN setting)
0.6.4: FC fixes, auto-restart after WifiManager interferes
0.6.3: widget (w/ donation), wpa_supplicant, WEP, fixes to "run not found"
0.6.2: new client actions
0.6.1: auto associate, port forwarding, local mode


Lists with Barnacle Wifi Tether

Some lists where this application appears: test, Rlthorp, me, droid apps, Recomended, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Analizadas por Mar GP.

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Comments and ratings for Barnacle Wifi Tether
  • (43)

    by ankirt901124 on 01/11/2011

    wether we can use barnakle for 2G use also......?????????

  • (43)

    by 1kooldj on 28/04/2011

    Hi- seems great, but I'm a rookie with this. can anyone post step by step instruction so I may connect my Xoom tablet to droid X with barnacle? I do have my x rooted, and barnacle installed.

  • (43)

    by Will Turnage on 22/06/2014

    No go on kitkat

  • (43)

    by Fly Pbt on 11/06/2014

    It is the best

  • (43)

    by Melanie Lee on 09/06/2014

    ***GET PDANET+ INSTEAD*** I've been using barnacle since 2010 without any problems until windows 8.1 came along this year. Because its coding identifies it as an adhoc connection, I lost the ability to connect on any win8.1 system, even if it was detected by the hardware. This has been a known issue since 8.1 came out in 2013 and can be fixed by simply recoding barnicle to display as an infrastruc

  • (43)

    by Tiffany Andra on 08/06/2014

    Best

  • (43)

    by cmt turbo on 05/06/2014

    its a good app but I can only connect 1 thing at a time...