Alternatives to Tether for all platforms with Free or Open Source License

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    PdaNet

    PdaNet turns your smartphone into a true WiFi router for your computer (MAC or PC), and allows your laptop to go online wirelessly through the 3G network. Upgrading to the paid version of PdaNet for $20 allows you to use your...

    Freemium Mac Windows Windows Mobile Android iPhone HP webOS Blackberry

  • JoikuSpot icon

    JoikuSpot

    Turn your phone to an open WiFi HotSpot.

    Freemium S60

  • Wireless Tether for Root Users icon

    Wireless Tether for Root Users

    This program enables tethering (via wifi and bluetooth) for "rooted" Android phones. With Wireless Tether, your laptops and other devices can connect to your phone's 3G or 2G connection over WiFi.

    Open Source Android

  • Mobile Hotspot

    Share your mobile connection via WiFi. Mobile Hotspot is a free alternative to Joikuspot - it turns your N900 into a wireless hotspot that can be used to access the Internet by other WiFi-enabled devices.

    Free S60

  • Foxfi icon

    Foxfi

    FoxFi enables WiFi or Bluetooth Hotspot on your Android phone - no tether plan or rooting required! This is a new Android app with great reviews in Android Market. Bluetooth mode works for all phones. WiFi mode works on most...

    Free Android Android Tablet

    • Discontinued according to their website, they are now a part of pdanet
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    EasyTether

    Carrier-independent tethering for Android and BlackBerry smartphones. EasyTether supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux computers and Android tablets. Works over USB and Bluetooth. No root. No tethering fees.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Blackberry 10 Kindle Fire

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    Hotspotio

    Hotspotio is a slick Android application that allows you to share and connect to WIFI connections with your Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin connections in return for favors. You should have a favor in return when sharing WIFI with...

    Free Personal Android