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▌█▐ Free USB Tether method for Android - AziLink 2.0.2 ▌█▐

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17th June 2010, 02:50 PM   |  #1  
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DOES NOT REQUIRE ROOT!

I came across this while searching for free USB tethering methods and apps. I am currently posting this message from this method and it is 100% free to setup and use. I know rooted devices can utilize the free Wifi tether, which I also have and I am also rooted but it kills my battery to use that so I wanted to find a USB solution.

I have compiled all needed files and zipped them for ease of download.

Download link: (---CLICK HERE!---)

Website: http://code.google.com/p/azilink/


Instructions from that site (which is also included in the .zip file):

Description:

AziLink is an application that allows USB tethering for Android-based phones, without requiring root access. It works by using a Java-based NAT that communicates with OpenVPN on the host computer. It's been tested on MacOS, Windows, and Linux. The connection will be forwarded over the phone's active network service, which can be either WiFi or 3G/EDGE.

Required files:
* ADB from the 1.1 or 1.5 Android SDK or from http://lfx.org/azilink/adb.zip
* OpenVPN 2.1 (not 2.0) from http://openvpn.net/index.php/downloads.html
* AziLink.apk from the download section or from http://lfx.org/azilink/azilink.apk
* AziLink.ovpn from the download section or from http://lfx.org/azilink/azilink.ovpn

Installation:

1) Install OpenVPN on the host. I use version 2.1_rc15, but any version should work. Apparently if you use version 2.0 you'll need to remove the NO_DELAY option from the AziLink.ovpn configuration file. You can find OpenVPN at:
http://openvpn.net/index.php/downloads.html

2) Enable USB debugging on the phone. From the home screen, this is under
Settings>Applications>Development>USB debugging.

3) Install the Android USB driver (if you don't already have one installed).
See http://developer.android.com/guide/d...ng/device.html for more information. The driver is included in the ADB download if you don't want to get the full SDK.

4) Install the program. You can either use ADB to install by typing
"adb install azilink.apk" with the file in the current directory, or you can browse (on the phone!) to: http://lfx.org/azilink/azilink.apk

Either way you might need to allow installation from unknown sources
under Settings>Applications>Unknown Sources.

Configuration steps:

1) On the host, run "adb forward tcp:41927 tcp:41927" to set up port forwarding. Be sure to use adb from the Android 1.1 or 1.5 SDK! The version from 1.0 will lock up under heavy load. If you don't want to download the entire SDK, you can get a copy of ADB+drivers from http://lfx.org/azilink/adb.zip

2) On the phone, run AziLink and make sure "Service active" is checked.

3) Right click AziLink.ovpn on the host (not in the web browser!) and select "Start OpenVPN on this configuration file." You can find this file at: http://lfx.org/azilink/azilink.ovpn. If you're using Linux or, god forbid, MacOS, you'll also need to manually set the nameserver to 192.168.56.1 (the phone's NAT IP address). This address is automatically forwarded to the phone's current DNS server.
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Just wanted to point out there is also a wired tether app by same dev as wireless tether app and also comes built in with latest cyanogenmod.

I personally don't like anything that requires drivers as I often tether to my iPod and anything that requires a driver won't work with my iPod or many other common items I tether to.

However, everyone likes their own procedures, and I'm sure someone will find this useful.
17th June 2010, 08:03 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by r3s-rt

Just wanted to point out there is also a wired tether app by same dev as wireless tether app and also comes built in with latest cyanogenmod.

I personally don't like anything that requires drivers as I often tether to my iPod and anything that requires a driver won't work with my iPod or many other common items I tether to.

However, everyone likes their own procedures, and I'm sure someone will find this useful.

Yeah, depends on the device. In my case, I have a HTC Hero with Sprint (CDMA) and there is no cyanogenmod for it that I am ware of.
18th June 2010, 08:57 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyr0TeK

Yeah, depends on the device. In my case, I have a HTC Hero with Sprint (CDMA) and there is no cyanogenmod for it that I am ware of.

u sir, have failed, jk but here is a cyanogen rom from one of ur guys great developers Darchdroid v 2.7
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Darchdroid 2.7 w/ Wired Tether
I'm trying to get the Wired Tether app (made by the same ppl as Wireless Tether than everyone knows and loves) to work with Darchdroid 2.7 but am having no luck!

If anyone has gotten it to work, please let me know how!

I've got the app installed, but Windows 7 does not recognize it as a network adapter...thinking its a windows driver issue, but need some help...

thanks!
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thank you 4 ur nice help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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why not justdownload pdanet or easytether i have both and the wireless tether those two are very simple to use and works good
20th March 2011, 11:32 PM   |  #8  
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Two reasons that i use Azilink:

1: no PDANet usb support for linux

2: wired tether built into cyanogen, as well as the standalone app cause the 3g connection in my Eris to intermittently cut in and out while azilink does not. (PDANET solves this problem in windows)
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u can giv a try to easy tether but its not free tho work fine and easy to use
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EasyTether shares your Android smartphone connection with your PC. This app allows you to tether your Android to a desktop or a notebook computer. EasyTether uses exactly the same data plan that is used for the on-phone Internet access like in the built-in browser or e-mail app or youtube application. No additional tethering fees.

Features

* does not require root access
* supports Windows 7/Vista/XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.6/10.5/10.4, and Ubuntu 10.4+
* UDP support for games, for L2TP VPN (not PPTP!) and for some IM apps
* tether PS3, XBox 360 or Wii via Windows Internet Connection Sharing feature
* free lifetime upgrades for the full version
* USB support
* compatible with HTC Sync
* Bluetooth DUN will be added later.
* much cheaper than PDANet
* implemented as a normal NAT application with full TCP and UDP support

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