Open Garden: Internet Sharing

Open Garden: Internet Sharing


Open Garden shares Internet connections between laptops, tablets and phones. No root access is required. It is similar to a Wi-Fi hotspot, but it uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct.

To use it, install it on both your phone and your tablet, so they can connect.

If it is "not available on your carrier", get the APK here: https://opengarden.com/download

Android 4.4.x (KitKat) has several VPN bugs, so Open Garden will not work:
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=62714
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=62588
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=61948

Features:
✓ Share your Mobile Internet (Wi-Fi or 3G/4G) for free with your Android tablet or Windows / OS X laptop
✓ Access more Wi-Fi hotspots through other phones, tablets and laptops running Open Garden
✓ Stay connected to the Internet automatically whenever your tablet or laptop doesn't have access to Wi-Fi
✓ Extend the range of existing networks by linking multiple devices together
✓ Faster and more reliable Internet by crowdsourcing connectivity from nearby devices running Open Garden

Open Garden requires Bluetooth and to be installed on all devices, such as your Android phone, tablet or laptop. Once installed devices will automatically connect (in about 2 minutes). Wi-Fi direct is supported where available.

Your laptop or Android tablet can now access mobile Internet coming from your phone anywhere they have no Wi-Fi. No buttons to press and nothing to configure, everything is done automatically once the app is installed on all devices.

When more devices running Open Garden are nearby, they automatically interconnect to create a peer-to-peer mesh network.

To detect nearby peers, we use location services. That includes GPS, if no other location service is available and functioning. Connections can also be initiated manually using NFC - just tap the devices together!

The Open Garden app is completely free. Open Garden usage is covered under the same phone data plan you have and no tethering or hotspot plan is needed.

Open Garden works like a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and provides you with the same benefits as tethering applications.
It is comparable to PDA Net or EasyTether but doesn't require the use of a USB cable. It works without root like FoxFi, but doesn't limit your usage if you don't pay. And unlike Wifi Tether or Barnacle no root access is required.

Open Garden is a wireless mesh networking application that also turns any of your devices into a portable hotspot. When installed on your laptop and your Android phone, Open Garden enables use of software like Skype, Dropbox and any mail client or browser on your laptop. Access Internet on the go as if you were at home!

Webpage: https://opengarden.com
Twitter: @opengarden https://twitter.com/OpenGarden
Help us improve Open Garden and get support: http://forum.opengarden.com
Related app on iOS: FireChat #FireChat

Recent changes:
Please visit us at http://forum.opengarden.com if you have trouble so we can help fix the issue quickly. Thank you!

2.8.8 changes:

- Change: minor improvements
- Change: Improve discoverability
- Feature: Facebook connect! (optional)
- Feature: LAN and Wi-Fi Direct connections
- Feature: Multi-Hop: chain multiple devices to reach the internet far away
- Feature: Channel bonding: use multiple paths to the Internet simultaneously
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About Open Garden: Internet Sharing
Open Garden shares Internet connections between laptops, tablets and phones. No root access is required. It is similar to a Wi-Fi hotspot, but it uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct.

To use it, install it on both your phone and your tablet, so they can connect.

If it is "not available on your carrier", get the APK here: https://opengarden.com/download

Android 4.4.x (KitKat) has several VPN bugs, so Open Garden will not work:
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=62714
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=62588
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=61948

Features:
✓ Share your Mobile Internet (Wi-Fi or 3G/4G) for free with your Android tablet or Windows / OS X laptop
✓ Access more Wi-Fi hotspots through other phones, tablets and laptops running Open Garden
✓ Stay connected to the Internet automatically whenever your tablet or laptop doesn't have access to Wi-Fi
✓ Extend the range of existing networks by linking multiple devices together
✓ Faster and more reliable Internet by crowdsourcing connectivity from nearby devices running Open Garden

Open Garden requires Bluetooth and to be installed on all devices, such as your Android phone, tablet or laptop. Once installed devices will automatically connect (in about 2 minutes). Wi-Fi direct is supported where available.

Your laptop or Android tablet can now access mobile Internet coming from your phone anywhere they have no Wi-Fi. No buttons to press and nothing to configure, everything is done automatically once the app is installed on all devices.

When more devices running Open Garden are nearby, they automatically interconnect to create a peer-to-peer mesh network.

To detect nearby peers, we use location services. That includes GPS, if no other location service is available and functioning. Connections can also be initiated manually using NFC - just tap the devices together!

The Open Garden app is completely free. Open Garden usage is covered under the same phone data plan you have and no tethering or hotspot plan is needed.

Open Garden works like a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and provides you with the same benefits as tethering applications.
It is comparable to PDA Net or EasyTether but doesn't require the use of a USB cable. It works without root like FoxFi, but doesn't limit your usage if you don't pay. And unlike Wifi Tether or Barnacle no root access is required.

Open Garden is a wireless mesh networking application that also turns any of your devices into a portable hotspot. When installed on your laptop and your Android phone, Open Garden enables use of software like Skype, Dropbox and any mail client or browser on your laptop. Access Internet on the go as if you were at home!

Webpage: https://opengarden.com
Twitter: @opengarden https://twitter.com/OpenGarden
Help us improve Open Garden and get support: http://forum.opengarden.com
Related app on iOS: FireChat #FireChat

Recent changes:
Please visit us at http://forum.opengarden.com if you have trouble so we can help fix the issue quickly. Thank you!

2.8.8 changes:

- Change: minor improvements
- Change: Improve discoverability
- Feature: Facebook connect! (optional)
- Feature: LAN and Wi-Fi Direct connections
- Feature: Multi-Hop: chain multiple devices to reach the internet far away
- Feature: Channel bonding: use multiple paths to the Internet simultaneously

User reviews of Open Garden: Internet Sharing
明天會更好……。
Feb 8, 2013
works great with evo lte and asus 300t on 3g. upgrade is much better now.
Jun 23, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Mar 31, 2015
ONE OF YOUR DEVICES MUST BE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET ITSELF Basically this is actually mesh network. You can go Wikipedia for the article. I, myself, know some mesh networking and I think some people misunderstand the description at all, so I am here to explain it. (Anyway, since I didn't start using it yet I'll rate it 3 stars first)
A Google User
Mar 28, 2015
no good
A Google User
Mar 24, 2015
Good but tricky due to kitkat.
A Google User
Mar 24, 2015
Working great Connected to WiFi on airplane with phone then my wife's tablet to my phone... We both had internet that way😊 very happy works great
A Google User
Mar 23, 2015
Resource hog. I think it might have worked once for a short time, but mostly it just wastes memory, cpu, and battery. It launches itself even when you don't want it, and prevents VPNs from working.
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