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IIs it possible to USB-tether my wifi-only Galaxy Tab to my Galaxy S?

I know how to wifi tether but it is a huge battery hog. Is there a mini-USB version of the Galaxy Tab cable? If so, can it be used to tether?

Thanks in advance...

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I highly doubt it, the wifi access point mode that android has built is what everyone uses. –  imp Feb 21 '12 at 10:07
    
That's a shame because I use USB tethering with my laptop and it's faster and uses less battery. –  Barry Fruitman Feb 21 '12 at 17:44
    
I would argue that usb would not noticeably faster, we are talking about 3g data connection yeah? haha But sure you may have a point with battery usage on wifi vs a usb connection, but hey now you dont have to carry around a silly usb cord ;) –  imp Feb 22 '12 at 9:19
    
I'm going to pick one of these up thatcable.com/product/… (other providers are available though finding the right search term has been a pain) and see what happens when I plug my phone into my tablet. –  syntheticbrain Sep 23 '12 at 11:15
    
@Keshava try putting a SIM into a tablet that has no 3G... –  jwenting Feb 17 at 9:41
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There is a bit tricky method suggested by one of XDA members. Rooting is required. Download & install a Terminal Emulator on your Android Tablet. Run the Emulator & enter the following commands:

dhcpcd usb1

setprop net.dns1 8.8.8.8

The Android Phone from which net connection is to be sourced must be connected via USB Cable & on that phone enable USB Tether.

Now you can access internet on your Android Tablet using your Android Phone as a USB Modem!

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Nice to know! Do you have a link to that thread? –  ce4 Jun 25 '13 at 7:30
    
Only for the sake of completeness: forum.xda-developers.com/… . It seems as if the kernel module USB_WWAN must be enabled. –  Greeny Mar 28 at 10:42
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