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PdaNet+ Help for WiFi Mode

Common Questions:
  • Does WiFi mode support my phone?

  • What other options do I have if WiFi mode is not supported?

  • My carrier has blocked WiFi mode in latest phone system update, do you have any estimate for a future fix?

  • What is the WiFi share feature in PdaNet?

  • (Verizon only) When installing the FoxFi certificate my phone keeps asking for a password for "Credential Storage". Where do I get that?

  • (Verizon only) Why am I asked to set a Lock Screen when turning on FoxFi? How do I remove it?

  • How do I remove the FoxFi Certificate?

  • (Verizon only) Android 4.4/KitKat display a warning message that says "Network may be monitored - By an unknown third party". What causes that? Should I be concerned?

  • (AT&T only) After updating my Samsung phone I receive error "Portable WiFi service requires subscription plan. Call 611 to subscribe."

  • (T-Mobile or MetroPCS only) When using WiFi mode T-Mobile shows a web page to subscribe their tether plan. What can I do?

  • WiFi mode sometimes work and sometimes doesn't, why is that?

  • What speed does PdaNet+ support? Why am I getting slower speed?

  • I can connect Xbox to WiFi mode before but now it is asking me to change NAT settings.

Trouble Shooting Tips:
  • If FoxFi ever works for you before and now giving you problem, the first thing you should try is to reboot your phone and rename the hotspot before activating FoxFi.
  • After updating PdaNet+, if computer shows a red "x" on hotspot or you get error "Settings saved on this computer for the network do not match", just rename the hotspot on the phone side and activate FoxFi again to solve this issue. This is because the new version of FoxFi uses WPA2 instead of WPA and the computer side has a bad entry cached.
  • If you have a Samsung phone, occasionally your computer may fail to get an IP address (shows Limited Connectivity), if that happens try to turn on WiFi on the phone first and make sure it is disconnected from any existing WiFi network/router. Then turn on FoxFi and see if it fixes the issue.
  • WiFi mode is tested on non-rooted phones. If your phone has a rooted ROM it may or may not work.
  • When WiFi hotspot is activated you may also see a hotspot notification of the built-in WiFi hotspot feature. Please ignore it. As long as you do not sign up for a tether plan you won't be charged.
  • If you enter or change the hotspot password, make sure you rename the hotspot also before activating.
  • Sometimes Windows need a "repair" on the WiFi menu to get a correct IP address.
  • If your carrier blocks your tether usage in WiFi mode, try to use USB mode instead in PdaNet+ and set Hide Tether Usage to Level I.
If your WiFi issue is not addressed above, please use USB mode instead! It is faster, more stable and it works on ALL Android phones!