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How do I do tethering with an HTC Desire on the Swiss carrier Swisscom? When I plug the phone and pick share internet, my computer asks me for phone number, username and password; oh, and it says I plugged in a modem.

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How are you trying to tether? Are you using PDAnet? – Ivo Flipse Jul 16 '10 at 6:09
    
I just plugged it in and choose "Share internet". – J. Pablo Fernández Jul 19 '10 at 8:05

Are the correct drivers for your Desire installed on the laptop? I'm using Windows 7 and with the correct (64 bit) drivers installed, it just connects to the Desire and sees it as a connected network adapter.

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I wasn't aware it needed drivers. I thought USB network interfaces were all the same, like USB mice, that you plug and it just works. – J. Pablo Fernández Jul 16 '10 at 5:06

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