Tether (formerly Shark Modem) 188.8.131.52
Straightforward and easy to use
Since the application's core function is to create a bridge between your device and computer, don't expect sophisticated features. This is a good thing, allowing you to quickly set it up and get acquainted with what it has to offer.
View connection related details
The main window is pretty compact, with the possibility to minimize it to the system tray once the connection is established. A few details can be viewed, such as the device you are using, connection type, packets sent and received, as well as the amount incoming and outgoing data.
From the moment you first connect, activity is kept under surveillance. Hitting the “History” button lets you view sent and received packets and data between time intervals you specify by selecting dates from a calendar.
Two ways to establish connection
The application also needs the mobile counterpart to be installed in order to successfully establish connection. Once you run the Windows client, a small window requires you to select either a USB cable or Bluetooth connection type.
There is no included function to switch between types in case you make the wrong choice, so you need to restart the application because the prompt screen appears each time.
To sum it up, Tether is yet another method through which you can stay connected to the information superhighway without cable or wireless networks. As long as your phone has signal coverage you can rest assured that connection runs smooth, making it practical nearly anywhere you are.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir, last updated on August 27th, 2014
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