Tip & How-To about Google Android

Use ANdroid phones as Modems when using laptop or desktop(pc).

The process of converting android phones to modem is called Tethering.



Before looking for and purchasing a suitable app, you will need a few things:

Android phone
Android phone drivers for your laptop or PC's operating system
USB cable

You should also be aware that using your mobile as a modem will impact on your data plan, so make sure that tethering your phone won't result in a huge bill from your network. Note also that some networks block tethering, which is why you might need to root your Android.



The first thing you need to do is find a suitable app. Several are available from the Market each with different requirements. Some must be paid for, whereas the free ones will usually require root access.

Four popular Android tethering apps are:

PDANet - costs $10 and doesn't require root access; also requires a desktop app.
EasyTether -this app is also $10 and doesn't require a rooted phone.
Tethering Widget - a free tethering app that requires your Android to be rooted.
Tethering - a free app that doesn't require rooting.

(I personally prefer tethering bcause its free)

Once downloaded and installed, these apps can then be tethered with a USB cable to use your Android cell as a modem for your computer.



HOW TO

Now that you have chosen and installed a suitable app to use your Android phone as a wireless modem, you can take advantage of the functionality it delivers. Once your phone is connected to your PC or laptop you should find that with the app installed and running, and the correct drivers installed on your PC, the computer will detect your phone as a modem and let you access the Internet with it.

There are differences in the various apps at this stage (for instance PDANet employs a client app on your PC) so you will need to check the instructions for the one you choose. The general rule is that with mobile internet active on your phone, your Android connected by USB to your computer and the application running, your PC will now be able to use the phone as a new network connection!


eNJoy !!








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When you tether with your Android-powered smartphone, you can connect to the Internet on your computer from any location covered by your cellphone service provider's network. Tethering allows your phone to act as a modem for the computer. Tethering applications such as Tether for Android allow you to set up tethering without the need to root your phone. Before tethering, check with your cellphone service provider to determine how much data you are allowed to use without incurring data charges. Excessive use of the Android phone as a modem can cause you to exceed your allotted data.

Search the Android Market on your phone for a tethering application. Applications such as EasyTether and PdaNet are available to download for free. Download the application from the Market. Installation begins immediately after the download. When installation finishes, an icon for the tethering app is placed on the Android's expanded home screen. Open a Web browser on the computer and access the site specified in the tethering application's description in the Market. Download and install the USB drivers needed to tether from the site. When installation is finished, an icon for the tethering application is placed on the computer's desktop. Tap "Settings" on your Android phone, then tap "Applications." Tap "Development" and enable "USB Debugging." When the field turns green, it is enabled. Connect the phone to the computer with its USB cable. Launch the tethering application on the phone. Launch the application on the computer. Click the option to connect to the Internet in the home screen. When the connection is established, confirmation is displayed in the status window.
Android 101: Tethering
http://www.androidcentral.com/android-internet-tether EasyTether shares your Android smartphone connection with your PC. http://www.mobile-stream.com/easytether/android.html

Apr 06, 2013 | Supersonic SC-75MID 7" Android Tablet

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i dont know how to connect internet using my mobile phone se x8 as modem


Hi,

You can download an app called PDAnet or Easytether on to your phone and use this to connect with your laptop and have the phone' as a modem.

Go to android market and search PdaNet and install it in phone. Then in pc download from following link http://pdanet.en.softonic.com/ and install it in pc.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/tethering/com.guardam.Tethering

Thanks,

Jul 27, 2011 | Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 Cell Phone

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i have HTC smart f3188 how should i connect to it to pc for internet connection.


First try this: 1) While the phone is connected to the computer, go to settings on the phone 2) Select wireless and network settings 3) Select Tethering, you can turn tethering on from there. Most carriers will require you to pay extra for this feature to work. Another option: 1) Go to android market and look for a tethering app. (I.E. PDANet). Some carriers have removed these kinds of apps from the market, so you might not find one. 2) After the app has been installed,it should guide you through the process of setting it up. Some tethering apps will require you to have another program on the computer you are connecting to.

Mar 05, 2011 | HTC F3188 Smartphone

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how to connect htc smart to pc and connect to internet ... hw does htc smart serves as a modem??


Most service providers offer an extra data plan to use your phone as a modem, so you would have to purchase that plan. If you have android OS there are tethering applications to avoid the extra fees they like to charge for the phone as a modem feature. So look up "tethering" in your app world.

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