Tethering in Centrafuse

With the introduction of CentrafuseConnect, the Centrafuse Market, and many more applications from the Centrafuse Market becoming available that connect with the cloud, there has never been more reason to have your CarPC connected to the internet.

Luckily, there are several ways to have your CarPC connected to the internet, with minimal amounts of work.

1. Tethering with your cell phone

Tethering means sharing the Internet connection of an Internet-capable mobile phone with other devices. This sharing can be offered over a wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), or over Bluetooth, or by physical connection using a cable (Usually USB connection).

(In the case of tethering over wireless LAN, the feature may be branded as a mobile hotspot. The Internet-connected mobile phone acts as a portable router when providing tethering services to others.)

NOTE: Depending on the mobile phone's carrier, tethering may be provided at no extra cost. However, some carriers impose a one time charge to enable tethering, while others forbid tethering or impose added data charges, examples include T-Mobile in the UK. Often phone contracts that advertise unlimited or "all you can eat" Internet and data usage will bury these hidden charges in their terms of use.

Tethering with the Android OS

The Android Market has several applications available at your disposal that will help you with tethering. Two of the most popular apps are PDANet and EasyTether. Please follow the instructions on their respective pages for further instructions on setting these applications up on your CarPC and Android device.

NOTE: Please contact your carrier before using a tethering application to verify whether or not it abides by their terms of service.

Tethering with Apple iOS

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions Apple has set on its devices, there are no applications available to assist in tethering (Unless your device is jail broken). However, through additional fees, your mobile carrier may tack on this feature to your existing plan to enable tethering.

2. Purchase an adapter from your Wireless carrier

More and more wireless carriers are realizing that users want a secure and constant connection on their devices, and are introducing USB modems that can connect to your CarPC and provide an internet connection. More often than not, these USB devices come tied to a wireless plan, just like your cell phone. Check you local carrier's inventory for a list of compatible USB modem devices.

3. Mobile HotSpots

Mobile Hotspots are devices that can provide WiFi ad-hoc internet connections that multiple devices may connect through. Mobile Hotspots can either be produced from your Mobile Device, or through a dedicated device from your mobile provider.

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