Wireless Tether for Root Users

Wireless Tether for Root Users


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  • Stable
  • Highly configurable
  • Ease of use
  • Only root
  • Expertise to configure it
  • Sober interface
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"User your Android as a router"

Reviewed by / Jan 23, 2012

Wireless Tether for Root Users allows you to turn your Android into a hotspot

Imagine you're in the street and you have a smartphone with Internet connection via 3G and a laptop. There's no a close WiFi hotspot. You need to edit and send some reports that you cannot do with the phone, or at least you cannot in a fast and comfortable way. Well, if you're a root user, here comes a solution: tethering.

Wireless Tether basically use your phone as a hotspot which means that you can use your mobile connection (4G/3G/2G) or even the Wifi connection established by the handset to connect your laptop, tablet, netbook or any other device.

WiFi-tethering creates an adhoc network on most devices. It's as easy as click on the central button of the app and click it back to stop it whenever you want. The WiFi-Encryption will be 128-bit and WPA/WPA2 on supported devices. You can set the access control by MAC Address, change channel and SSID as well as the transmition power. You can tether also via bluetooth, set LAN options and monitor other useful info.

The app really works, it establishes connection fast and it's quite stable. The interface is quite sober, but it's highly configurable. And, above all, what matters in this kind of apps is if they're reliable... and it is. Recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
*** If you get force closes after the update uninstall and install it again! ***

This program enables wifi AND bluetooth-tethering (PAN) for "rooted" handsets.

Clients (your laptop for example) can connect via wifi or bluetooth and get access to the internet using the mobile connection (4G, 3G, 2G) or (in case you are using bluetooth) the wifi connection which is established by the handset.

Wifi-tethering creates a so called adhoc (peer-to-peer) network on most devices. Infrastructure-mode is suppported for some devices – including the HTC Evo for instance.


-) Access-control feature. Allow/deny clients to use your mobile-data connection.
-) Wifi-Encrytion. 128-bit WEP in general. WPA/WPA2 on supported devices.
-) Reduce wifi-transmit power (on supported devices)
-) Settings for wifi-ssid, wifi-channel, „lan“-network and more.

This application requires a "rooted"-device and a (custom-) kernel which supports netfilter (iptables)!


1) Root
2) Netfilter-enabled kernel

For more information visit our developer-site on google-code:

Use this application at your own risk. It is possible that use of this program may violate your carrier's Terms of Service.

Recently changed in this version

-) Minor bugfixes. Last release of "wireless tether". Check developers-page for alpha/beta-version of the upcoming release which will support wifi-tethering only.

-) Supports Infrastructure-mode on Motorola Droid X/Droid 2. (You probably need to reconfigure the wifi-connection on client-side.)

All previous versions are available on our google-code developer site. If you have troubles with the new version please file an issue on google-code. Thanks.

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