How to Use PDANet to Tether to My PS3

By Mandy Slake

PDANet allows users to connect a computer to the Internet using their Smartphone. The program comes in versions for Android OS, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, iPhone and BlackBerry OS. Some carriers opt to restrict tethering on their devices. PDANet allows users to tether their phones without rooting or jailbreaking their device. After the computer is connected to the internet through the phone, you can share the internet connection with a PS3 using the Internet Connection Sharing feature in Windows.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Ethernet cables
  • Ethernet hub
  • Windows computer
  • USB data cable
  • Smartphone

Step 1

Plug one end of both cables into the Ethernet hub.

Step 2

Plug the other end of one of the cables into the Ethernet port on the PC.

Step 3

Plug the other end of the other Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the PS3.

Step 4

Download and install the latest version of PDANet for your device and your computer. You can find the files in the link in Resources.

Step 5

Plug the USB data cable into your phone's data/charging port, and plug the other end of the cable into an open USB port on your PC.

Step 6

Open the PDANet application on your phone. You can find the app on the phone's main menu. Touch the "Enable USB Tether" button to activate the tethering.

Step 7

Open the PDANet application on your computer and click the "Connect" button.

Step 8

Click the "Start" button on the Windows task bar, then type "ncpa.cpl" in the search bar at the bottom. Click the magnifying glass icon or press the "Enter" key.

Step 9

Right-click on the PDANet connection, then click on "Properties."

Step 10

Click the "Sharing" tab and check the box next to "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet Connection." Click "OK" to confirm.

Step 11

Wait for the connection status to change to "Shared."