Barnacle Wifi Tether
1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
- Wireless hotspot
- Download/Upload data tracking
- List of clients connected
- Doesn't work in some devices (doesn't recognize them)
+ By szym.net
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.
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.
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
I love this app! The only thing that bugs me is that sometimes it'll stop for no reason.... please fix and I'll give 5 stars Kyocera Hydro
Only if I was able to tether while my wep security code was on.. Without it im able to but it would be 5 stars if I could feel safe while surfing the web.
I had to root sorry
Use to work Back with old phone and old windows 7 now it won't show when I look at my WiFi options
Didn't used to need root