Monday, January 30, 2012

PDANet For Desktop

This desktop client is for the iPhone version of PdaNet only. Please make sure iTunes has been installed before installing PdaNet Desktop Client.

Download PdaNet Desktop for 32 bit Windows 7/XP/Vista

Download PdaNet Desktop for 64 bit Vista/Windows 7

Download PdaNet Desktop for Mac

Desktop version number may not be the same as PdaNet version on your phone side.

Update History (Windows desktop client only, see updates on Mac version or phone software):

Windows Version 5.3 (built 10/15/2010)
  • Support iPhone 5.x and iTunes 10.5.
Mac Version 5.3 (built 10/15/2010)
  • Support iPhone 5.x and iTunes 10.5.
Mac Version 5.0 (built 7/24/2011)
  • Support 64 bit Mac kernel as well as Mac 10.7 (Lion).
Version 1.54 (built 11/19/2010)
  • Fixes iTunes 10.1 compatibility.
Version 1.54
  • Fixes iTunes 9.0 compatibility.
  • Pops tray message when iPhone is attached.
Version 1.53
  • Adds an option to automatically connect PdaNet when your phone is attached to the computer.
  • Fixes compatibility issue with iTunes 8.2.
  • Fixes access to http://my.iPhone
  • Adds command line option "/c" to run and connect PdaNet at the same time. Also exits when connection is dropped.
Version 1.50
  • Initial release.

PdaNet for iPhone Update History

Version 1.60
  • Supports USB mode for Mac 10.5 or above. Please download desktop client at
  • Allows WiFi connection to be made directly from the PdaNet software.
  • Fixes a couple of bugs that may cause PdaNet to crash.
Version 1.53
  • Fixes access to http://my.iPhone on USB connection.
  • Fixes a critical memory leak.
  • Fixes a connection error caused by iTunes 8.2. Please also upgrade desktop client from
  • Please follow PdaNet on Twitter to receive notification when it is safe to upgrade your iPhone OS.
Version 1.52
  • This is a bug-fixing build with no new features. You can follow future PdaNet updates at Twitter.
  • Fixes a DNS failure where no new connections are allowed and forcing you to reconnect.
  • Fixes a crash that prompts you to restart the iPhone when PdaNet is relaunched.
  • Fixes a DHCP Server conflict when joining corperate networks that give out IP address in the range of 192.168.x.x.
  • Allows connection to local IPs in case iPhone is connected through VPN.
  • Fixes proxy connection problem when the IP address of the proxy server is in the range of 10.x.x.x.
  • Alows PdaNet to be turned on/off with one tap on the status line.
  • Fixes a bug that causes some other network applications on the iPhone to fail after using PdaNet.
Version 1.51
  • Supports USB Tethering through the Sync cable (Windows only). It requires iTunes to be installed on Windows as well as the PdaNet Desktop Client (available at It is now a one click connection from the computer end and you don't even need to turn on or touch the iPhone (also charged at the same time).
  • Bonus feature: you can ssh or scp to my.iPhone with the USB connection.
  • Bonus feature #2: if your iPhone has Internet access through WiFi instead of the cell phone data service, you can still share it with your computer through the USB connection provided by PdaNet.
Version 1.42
  • Fixes a Wifi connection problem (especially on OS 2.2) where DHCP would fail on the computer end and result in a self-assigned IP address. Wifi connections should also establish a lot faster now.
  • Hard-codes IP address on the iPhone to and computer to
  • Automatically detects when computer is gone.
  • Fixes a connection dropping issue seen on some computers due to lack of network traffic. If this build still doesn't help, try to run a background "ping -t" on the computer.
Version 1.41
  • Add a proxy option for users who can ping the iPhone from the computer end but were not able to connect PdaNet before. Proxy server is enabled at port 1080.
  • Fix registration issues. Allow serial number to be entered from phone end directly.
  • Fix a connection issue.
  • This is a minor update.
Version 1.40
  • Implement VPN and UDP support.
  • Display a numeric battery meter (you know you want it).
  • Resolve a CPU usage issue that drains the battery faster.
  • Add a DNS cache for instant lookup, improve initial connection speed.
  • Pause UI update when device is sleeping to save power.
  • This version is a significant improvement over previous versions.
Version 1.33
  • Fix connection hangs when downloading/uploading large files as well as streamings.
  • Fix a connection count reset issue introduced in 1.32.
Version 1.32
  • Fix another major memory leak that could cause some iPhones to hang after long period of PdaNet usage.
  • Fix a CPU performance issue that will cause unnecessary battery drainage and over-heating.
  • Fix an IP address assignment error when the iPhone switches from an existing router.
  • Fix conflict with existing DHCP server in your network.
  • Assign "my.iPhone" or simply "my.i" to the phone so that you can ssh or scp to your iPhone without looking up the IP.
  • This would be our first stable build. All existing PdaNet users should upgrade to this build.
Version 1.31
  • Fix a critical memory leak that eventually freezes the iPhone or makes it unstable after long period of downloads. All PdaNet users are strongly recommended to upgrade to this build. This should also reduce battery usage.
  • Fix a minor IP address assignment problem.
  • Fix a resource leak in ping protocol.
  • WiFi router switch status will now be saved even with a reboot.
Version 1.30
  • Have Insomnia feature built-in when PdaNet is in the foreground. Once a connection is active, you can now turn off the screen and your connection will not drop.
  • Remove Proximity Sensing since it is no longer needed with the above feature.
  • Fix the installer package so that rebooting is no longer needed after installation.
  • Add a help button.
  • Fix incorrect message that says WiFi disabled.
  • Fix incorrect message that says Cell phone data service not available.
  • Fix the damn icon!
  • Fix a rare DHCP issue.
Version 1.2
  • No more waiting for Apple. Beta release for Jailbroken phones. Added background running support.
Version 1.1
  • Remove network usage during installation to be compliant with App Store. Resubmitted and pending review...
Version 1.0
  • Initial version. Submitted to Apple App Store for initial 3G launch, pending review...

PdaNet Desktop for Mac iPhone

Download PdaNet Desktop for Mac (iPhone version).
The current version supports Mac OS X 10.5 or above (Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion). The new version also adds support for 64 bit kernel. It requires PdaNet 1.61 or above on your phone end (please upgrade in Cydia).
During installation PdaNet will add an ethernet interface ("en2" in most cases) to your network list. If the network preferences window pops up, just selected "Apply" with the default DHCP settings. If it doesn't, please bring up network perferences manually.
Also make sure you install PdaNet to the system/root drive, if you are prompted with multiple partitions on the harddrive.
At the end of the installation you will be asked to reboot your Mac. After rebooting you should see the PdaNet icon on the menu bar. Click on it to start the PdaNet connection.
If you ever need to uninstall or before you reinstall PdaNet, please run ~/ in your home directory and reboot.

PDANet For iPhone

 has been the best tethering software for Windows Mobile phones and Palm OS phones. It is now ported to iPhone and Android! The latest version turns your iPhone (any version) into a true WiFi HotSpot so that you can connect from your computer (MAC or PC) or iPads. This allows your laptop to go online wirelessly through the 2G/3G/4G network on the iPhone. It also supports USB tethering for both Mac and Windows users. PdaNet provides the fastest connection speed possible from your data service and data signal.Update 10/15/2011 - If you have updated your phone to iOS 5 or iTunes to 10.5, please update PdaNet to 5.30 from Cydia. If you use USB mode please also update desktop client to 5.30 from here.
Follow all PdaNet updates at twitter.

How to Install - version 5.30
Apple has not accepted PdaNet into the App Store due to understandable reason. You will need to jailbreak your iPhone and install it through Cydia.

To use WiFi mode you do not need anything installed on the computer end. To use USB mode, download the desktop client on Mac or Windows.

Download PdaNet for Android

Version 3.02 installer for 32-bit Windows 7/Vista/XP

Version 3.02 installer for 64-bit Windows 7/Vista

Download and installation instructions for Mac OS (5.0 or above).

You can also download the desktop client using your phone instead - on your phone open the web browser and go to

When you run the installer, if for some reason it says the file is corrupted, that would be caused by browser timeouts. Try to download using a different browser or from your phone directly.

You should be able to just install and connect. There is no need for any extra setups. If you are upgrading and you have a paid version, it will remain so even after the upgrade.If you ever need to install an older version of PdaNet, you can get it from here.
Thanks for using PdaNet and enjoy the ride on wireless Internet!

PdaNet Desktop for Mac

Download PdaNet for Android (last update 5/17/2011) Mac OS destop client. Note: if you are upgrading, please open Terminal (under Applications->Utilities) and run ~/ then reboot first.
If you have installed PdaNet before upgrading Mac OS to Lion, you need to uninstall PdaNet and reinstall it.
The current version supports Mac OS X 10.5 or above (Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion), both 32 bit and 64 bit. It does not work on older hardwares like the PowerBook or iMac. Here are the setup instructions:
1. Download and run the installer on Mac. At the end of the installation you will be asked to reboot your Mac. After rebooting you should see the PdaNet icon on the menu bar. (figure 1)
2. During installation PdaNet will add an ethernet interface ("en2" in most cases) to your network list. If the network preferences window pops up, just selected "Apply" with the default DHCP settings. If it doesn't, please bring up network perferences manually to make sure it uses DHCP. (figure 2)
3. On your phone go to Settings->Applications->Development and check "USB Debugging" (figure 3).
4. Now you need to add PdaNet to your phone side. On the Mac click on the PdaNet menu bar icon and select "Install PdaNet to Phone" then wait for it to complete. After this launch PdaNet on the phone and enable USB Tether.
5. Now when you connect your phone to the computer, you should see the menu icon changes state, click on it to connect. When the icon stops blicking and turns blue, your computer should be online.
Network traffics on the Mac will go through PdaNet only if your system does not have other connectivities.

PDANet For Android

PdaNet is completely free for users outside of US and Canada. The free/trial edition already contains all the features and will not expire. Please install "PdaNet Free Edition" directly from Android Market.
With over 4 million downloads and a 4.5+ user ratings in Android Market, PdaNet has become one of the top 10 Android applications of all time. At just one click, PdaNet instantly shares the Internet access of your Android phone with your computer. It does NOT require root access or hacking your phone's firmware. It works on all Android phones.PdaNet supports both USB Tether and Bluetooth DUN. Your phone can connect to the data service, WiFi, or even through VPN and PdaNet will share it with your computer. It is capable of handling download speed of well above 35Mbps (35000kbps) over USB and is the fastest tethering software available for Android.
New! Version 3.02 improves performance and fixes multiple connection issues. Now allows you to hide Tether usage.
Version 2.15 add supports for Mac USB Tether.
Follow all PdaNet updates at Twitter (recommended).

PdaNet for Android
Download for Windows or Mac
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Note: Once trial expires, you can continue using PdaNet for free. The only difference is that free edition blocks secure web sites.