Open Garden: Internet Sharing

Open Garden: Internet Sharing


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Open Garden shares Internet connections between laptops, tablets and phones. No root access is required. It is similar to a Wi-Fi hotspot, but it uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct.

To use it, install it on both your phone and your tablet, so they can connect.

If it is "not available on your carrier", get the APK here:

Android 4.4.x (KitKat) has several VPN bugs, so Open Garden will not work:

✓ Share your Mobile Internet (Wi-Fi or 3G/4G) for free with your Android tablet or Windows / OS X laptop
✓ Access more Wi-Fi hotspots through other phones, tablets and laptops running Open Garden
✓ Stay connected to the Internet automatically whenever your tablet or laptop doesn't have access to Wi-Fi
✓ Extend the range of existing networks by linking multiple devices together
✓ Faster and more reliable Internet by crowdsourcing connectivity from nearby devices running Open Garden

Open Garden requires Bluetooth and to be installed on all devices, such as your Android phone, tablet or laptop. Once installed devices will automatically connect (in about 2 minutes). Wi-Fi direct is supported where available.

Your laptop or Android tablet can now access mobile Internet coming from your phone anywhere they have no Wi-Fi. No buttons to press and nothing to configure, everything is done automatically once the app is installed on all devices.

When more devices running Open Garden are nearby, they automatically interconnect to create a peer-to-peer mesh network.

To detect nearby peers, we use location services. That includes GPS, if no other location service is available and functioning. Connections can also be initiated manually using NFC - just tap the devices together!

The Open Garden app is completely free. Open Garden usage is covered under the same phone data plan you have and no tethering or hotspot plan is needed.

Open Garden works like a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and provides you with the same benefits as tethering applications.
It is comparable to PDA Net or EasyTether but doesn't require the use of a USB cable. It works without root like FoxFi, but doesn't limit your usage if you don't pay. And unlike Wifi Tether or Barnacle no root access is required.

Open Garden is a wireless mesh networking application that also turns any of your devices into a portable hotspot. When installed on your laptop and your Android phone, Open Garden enables use of software like Skype, Dropbox and any mail client or browser on your laptop. Access Internet on the go as if you were at home!

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Recently changed in this version

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2.8.8 changes:

- Change: minor improvements
- Change: Improve discoverability
- Feature: Facebook connect! (optional)
- Feature: LAN and Wi-Fi Direct connections
- Feature: Multi-Hop: chain multiple devices to reach the internet far away
- Feature: Channel bonding: use multiple paths to the Internet simultaneously

Comments and ratings for Open Garden: Internet Sharing
  • (59 stars)

    by Henry Espinosa on 10/05/2015


  • (59 stars)

    by Dan Ger on 09/05/2015

    Asus zenfone 4,5,6

  • (59 stars)

    by Darian Cohen on 01/05/2015

    I am amazed! Would you please add support for tether via WiFi Direct? It's up to twenty times faster than Bluetooth and has much greater range. Bluetooth is kind of slow and more difficult to pair properly. I really like the app though and you have my support. Thanks OpenGarden. MetroPCS and T-Mobile charge a lot of money for relatively small amounts of data. 5 dollars for 2.5GB and 5 dollars each

  • (59 stars)

    by Mike Cota on 30/04/2015

    I would give it 4 stars if there was a way to turn it off when i don't want to use it

  • (59 stars)

    by asadullah meem on 29/04/2015


  • (59 stars)

    by Sagar Solanki on 28/04/2015

    I likee it

  • (59 stars)

    by Hayley Mackay on 28/04/2015

    Does this app need credits???

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