Tethering is using a smartphone to act as a modem for another device.

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Moto X Pure Edition MetroPCS tethering

Need help w Moto XPure Edition tethering on Metro. The plan I have came with tethering on there Phone but my Unlocked MXPE shows other devices connected but no internet connection. The lady at Metro ...
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Bluetooth tethering between android tablet Micromax P362 and a basic phone

I've been lately trying to tether internet via bluetooth from my Nokia 5130 c-2 to Micromax Funbook Talk P362. Tethering from my basic phone isn't a problem as it supports DUN profile. Also it works ...
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Wifi tethering over existing AP

I have a wireless lan without internet access, and I would like to be able to share my phone's internet connection over this network but I can't find any solution. I need to keep this network, it's ...
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advanced hotspot settings in android 5.1

After upgrading to Android 5.1.1 I have some issues with the hotspot. It works, most of the time, however at what seem to be random times it just switches off. I once half saw a message as this ...
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To configure tethering as two step login?

I have given my password of wifi stations to group of people. However, I want to allow only specific people to login at specific time. Attempt I could not enable a basic MAC filtering for devices. ...
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Can my tablet share a Wi-Fi connection through Bluetooth to my phone?

My Samsung Galaxy S6 has a flawed Wi-Fi Module. I also have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S and I was wondering if I could somehow share the internet through the Bluetooth, so I don't have to use my Wi-Fi ...
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Tether Android Tablet with broken wireless

This is likely gonna sound like a noobish question here. I have a Hisense Sero 7 Pro whose wifi has pretty much malfunctioned. It only stays on wifi for about 30 seconds at a time before dropping ...
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Enable hotspot / tethering on Nexus 5X + 6P without a subscription plan? Root and no Root

Is there a way to enable hotspot / tethering for the Nexus 5X and 6P even if you don't have a subscription plan for it? How do you do it via rooted phone and a non-rooted phone?
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HTC One M9 Portable Wi-fi Hotspot

I have an HTC One M9, I can tether a laptop via USB cable, and an iPad via Bluetooth, but the Portable Wifi Hotspot will not allow connection from either. I have renamed the SSID and set a new access ...
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automatically tether USB

I'm running Marshmallow on a Nexus 5, and I tether it to my laptop via USB. Is there a way to configure things so that the tethering happens automatically when I plug things in? (It's 5-6 touches to ...
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Is this a workable way to do the same thing as tethering?

My laptop uses Ubuntu 14.04. My phone with Android 4.4.2 is limited without tethering by the mobile carrier. I have come up a thought as a workaround: find a router which can create a WiFi LAN (but ...
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Reverse tethering via Bluetooth: How to share PC internet connectivity with android phone via Bluetooth

OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Phone: Galaxy Ace 3 - android 4.2 (rooted) I'm aware of normal tethering scenarios in which the user can share the Mobile Data connection with other phones/pcs via ...
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Bypass & Enable tether / WiFi hotspot on Android M (Marshmallow) Preview 3? [duplicate]

I just got a Nexus 6 and flashed Android M Preview 3 to it and also have it rooted, but how do I enable tethering / WiFi hotspot? I tried doing the old method of finding dun_tether in the SQLite ...
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Reverse Tether Android Tablet without Rooting

What are some ways I can use an Android Tablet's USB cable to leech off a PC's wired internet connection? I have a PC with fast and unlimited internet and I want to connect an Android Tablet to it ...
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Enable bluetooth tethering via command line

Is there a way to activate the bluetooth tethering mode in Lollipop using the command line? You can do it for usb tethering by running the command service call connectivity 30 i32 1 Is there a similar ...
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How do I manually configure the DNS of my tethered connection?

In my new moto E, tethering my internet connection isn't working. I configured my nexus tablet to use my mobile phone connection. Everything looks fine, it looks like it is connected, but I can't ...
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USB tethering in bridged mode

I now successfully USB tethered in router mode. Phone acts as a NAT-router assigning internal IP-address to computer. I need USB tether in bridged mode, when phone shares same IP-address with computer ...
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How to set data rate and data maximum quotas for tethering clients

I would like to share my internet connection for multiple clients of multiple persons with a WiFi tether and both limit the maximal data rate of those clients in order to create fairness among them ...
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How do I route traffic from WiFi Hotspot to USB?

Note:- I've found out that to achieve what I want, there is a simpler, more flexible way than reverse tethering. If you are ever in my situation, read the answer below. I reverse tether ...
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Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) USB tethering issues

I have a Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen/2014) phone. The phone never detects the computer as a USB port available for tethering. I run gentoo linux, and have a stripped down custom kernel, so it's possible ...
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Can't bluetooth tether between sprint galaxy s6 and nexus 7

On my galaxy s6, I activate the Bluetooth server. I've confirmed that Bluetooth tethering works with my laptop. On My Nexus 7, the s6 shows up in the paired devices list. I click on settings, and ...
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VPN tunneled output for USB tethering

How do I make my android a vpn gateway with mobile internet/wifi as input and usb tethering as tunneled output? I have tried some iptables commands found on the internet but none worked. I have ...
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Galaxy S6 settings widget

I want to add a shortcut to the tethering/mobile hotspot setting, but I can't find the settings widget. Does this not exists? Is there a way to add it to the quick settings (swipe down from top)?
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Tethering not working on rooted phone (both WiFi and USB), free third-party apps also fail

I recently rooted my Huawei GL07S and switched to an operator which explicitly allows tethering (I inserted the new SIM card into the GL07S). When I go to ...
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Internet works on USB-tethered PC but no longer on the phone itself

I have enjoyed the Internet on my ZTE Z970 phone for the last several months. Whenever at home I tethered my PC through USB. I'm posting this using my tethered computer through the same phone; ...
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How to do USB tethering using Android device which does not have SIM card?

I have an Android device which does not have place to insert a SIM card, can I tether this device to PC through USB (I want it to be fast, hence preferring USB over Wifi) in some way?
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Tethering internet over wifi

Consider if am using WiFi hotspot(authenticated with password) for internet in my mobile.Is it possible to tether that connection to another device via any wifi,usb or blutooth? Let me be clear for ...
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Can Not browse web from my PC tethered to my Android 4.1.1 phone via USB cable

I have a Windows 7 PC connected to my HTC One X running Android 4.1.1 through the USB cable. I've also tried connecting through a wireless adapter. What I get is a connection to the wireless hub and ...
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Using ADB shell, How I can disable hostspot / tethering on lollypop Nexus 5

My screen got broken and I've been using my phone with a VNC Server installed on it, but this morning i'd the stupid idea of enable hotspot just to see if I can use my mobile data plan on my laptop, ...
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How to tether wifi from android with stability? Correct ways to connect?

I have been using my smartphone as a wi-fi router for my laptop. It's technically 3G(it can be amazing) but sometimes it just goes REALLY low or dissapears altogether. The internet limit is 50GB/month ...
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Getting message “Unknown id: netcfg” while setting up usb0 interface for reverse tethering

I am trying to setup reverse tethering between Sony Xperia 4.0.4(rooted) and Linux 12.04. I'm following steps from Matthew Read's answer on this post, How to set up reverse tethering over USB? All ...
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Multiple tethering icon stuck in Notification bar of CM12 (for OnePlus One)

Device: OnePlus One Android: CM12 (0YL). Status: Rooted, Xposed Framework installed. Whenever I activate both USB tethering and Wifi hotspot, the icon appears in Notification bar to signify ...
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Does turning off your mobile network removes the limit to how many devices can connect to your hotspot?

I have produced an application as a project that gets information from connected devices such as MAC address, IP address, connections, etc. They don't really need internet connection. However, I can ...
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How can I access USB tethered device from WiFi hotspot?

So I found out the hard way that the USB tether IP is 192.168.52.x and the WiFi addresses are 192.168.53.x. My goal is to be able to access the USB tethered device (Raspberry Pi) from WiFi as if it's ...
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Wifi tethering blinks to ON/OFF mode while connecting the device to data

Wifi tethering shows an error while activating data on my android device. What may be the cause? Please reply. Thanks in advance. I am using Xiaomi phone, First of all I will switch on the tethering ...
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Android tablet as 3G gateway - Limit tethering device 3G bandwidth

Scenario: An Android tablet computer acts as 3G gateway for multiple devices connecting to it via WiFi; everything happens in a moving vehicle. How can I limit the 3G/GPRS bandwidth of the devices ...
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Failure with PDAnet handshake

I'm having a problem tethering off my phone with PDAnet/FoxFi. I'm using an HTC One M8 with Windows 7. First, I tried connecting straight up. I connected the usb to my computer. I pressed OK and then ...
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---What checks should I go through if my laptop can't connect to the internet through tethering?

I need to connect my laptop to the Internet by tethering through my smartphone, I'm using a Galaxy GT-S7270 with Android 4.2.2, a laptop with Windows 7 and a tablet with Windows 8. Whenever I try ...
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Does tethering cause any writes to the phone?

My desktop can't be connected by Ethernet (dont have any cables right now) so I'll just tether to it with my phone, thing is I'll download a lot of games now and I wont have a cable for a time so, I'm ...
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how can I usb tether between two android phones

I want to access the internet connection of my first android phone with my second android phone, via usb. I am sensitive to wifi/network radiation emissions, so I want to connect the first phone via ...
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wifi tethering, but another way

I have PC with LAN connection to internet. Is it possible to connect my Samsung Note 3 via USB to PC and share internet to another phone via WIfI? I want to create a WIFI hotspot for another phone. ...
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Can't tether or hotspot my unlocked AT&T phone with T-Mobile

I've purchased an unlocked AT&T phone LGE LG-D800 After calling T-Mobile and configuring APN, I can now get 4G. However, I still can't tether. The T-mobile rep said I am out of luck and can't ...
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How to debug non-rooted Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 tethering issue?

I normally use tethering a lot but hadn't since the 5.0 update and so didn't notice this issue. Now my Nexus 5 is at 5.0.1 and today I needed to tether and found that it doesn't work. Phone is Nexus ...
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Force new Mobile IP

I'm using my droid phone, running KitKat, to wifi tether my linux box to the internet. The application that I'm writing requires me change my ip address on occasion. Is there a way that I can ...
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What causes latencies in the 1-10 second range?

I use my mobile phone as access point now and then. Both home and abroad I have regularly experienced extremely high latencies (10000ms) with fairly low packet loss (5%). What causes this? I have ...
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Does OnePlus One have a separate APN for tethering hardcoded?

It's a somewhat known fact that some newer phones with newer Android versions, starting with Android 4.4 "KitKat" and Nexus 5, have a separate tethering APN hardcoded into its firmware, and may ...
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Phone creates a Wi-Fi network (i.e. WiFi tethering) while being visible on said network. Possible?

I have a vague concept for a piece of software I want to write, but I'm facing a problem in that I'm not sure this is even possible with the way Android handles creating Wi-Fi hotspots in its current ...
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'User' has disconnected

I just received two scary messages on my phone LG VS980 running the Android Os "[some name starting with H] has disconnected" "MSN:[some name starting with H] has disconnected" Back to back in like ...
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ADB disconnect while using adb forward

I'm using JADS HTTP & HTTPS Proxy application along with 'adb forward tcp:8080 tcp:8080' to setup an HTTP proxy/tether setup on my laptop. This works fine for most of the time, however some sites ...
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Most efficient method of tethering?

I'm aware of this other quesion, but it doesn't answer with regards to usb-tethering: Which method of wireless tether uses the least amount of power? Bluetooth or Wifi? I'm going to use my android ...