Posted By RichC on January 29, 2010
The MyTether “no patch” beta fix was release while I was traveling this week. I didn’t have the nerve to install on my Palm Pre in fear of ‘bricking’ it so waited until this afternoon to reinstall. So far so good, although the speeds aren’t what I would like, most likely due to 5PM Sprint network traffic?
The original WiFi tethering application for webOS phones has been available for a while, but recent updates have prevented ease of use and made quick connections cumbersome. A temporary fix was to “patch” and re-boot one’s phone before each use – also disabling the camera app on the Pre. Hopefully those problems are now behind Palm Pre and Pixi users.
I was able to make a Skype video and audio call without problems this afternoon, as well as LogMeIn-ed to my home computer. My advice to those using MyTether is “use it sparingly” so as to preserve bandwidth and keep the network running smoothly. I’m sure I speak for all cellphone data users that we’re not anxious to see the heavy handed practices that eliminate access (without shelling out big $$$) for those of us finding 3G cellphone to computer as a way to stay connected.