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Need a Wi-Fi hotspot? Fire up your Android

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Did you know you can use your Android smartphone to provide an Internet connection to your tablet or laptop? All you need is a tethering application to make the connection.

Here are six options recommended by JR Raphael, Computer World.

  1. FoxFi. One of the simplest tethering apps, and it’s free.
  2. Extended Controls. For just 99 cents, this app lets you ­create a Wi-Fi hotspot from your phone’s home screen.
  3. PdaNet. An old and popular app that lets you share Internet through a USB connection.
  4. EasyTether. An alternative to PdaNet.
  5. Barnacle Wifi Tether. A free app for rooted phones.
  6. WiFi Tether for Root Users. Free app for rooted phones.

— Adapted from “Android tethering apps: 6 excellent options,” JR Raphael, Computer World.

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