7 free network apps for rooted Androids

Network-related apps that take advantage of the superuser permissions

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Wireless Tether by Müller, Lemons, Buxton

Wireless Tether

This lets you share your Android's Internet connection with other computers or devices equipped with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. It's great if your Android version or mobile service provider doesn't support tethering. For most Android devices, this app's Wi-Fi sharing creates an ad-hoc (peer-to-peer) network. Some devices support the regular infrastructure-mode, which appears to look like a real Wi-Fi router or access point to the other devices. For either mode, it takes care of handing out IP addresses to clients via DHCP.

For the Wi-Fi access, you can customize the SSID, channel, and transmit power. You can also choose the IP address range for client connections by selecting from a list of predefined subnets. In addition to supporting WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption, you allow/deny clients before they're granted access.

Once installed, you can open the app and start the Wi-Fi tethering with just one simple tap. If you want to customize the wireless settings or use Bluetooth tethering instead, you can tap Menu > Settings.

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