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

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Can tablets differentiate between regular wi-fi and mobile hot spot?

There are a lot of apps in Android which act differently depending on the internet connection. Such as apps which auto-upload photos to the could only when connected to Wi-Fi, and not when connected ...
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When tethering, is there a way to turn off the phone's own data usage?

Just a quick question, really. When I'm tethering (via USB, or wireless, or whatever) my phone's apps (and there are a significant number of my apps which do this) are constantly using the phone's ...
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Android to Android Bluetooth Tether

My android does a pretty good job doing a bluetooth tether for my PC (in which PC shares my Android's internet), but I was wondering how to get another Android device to connect/tether to it (my first ...
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Tethering options for the laptop and the phone

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3. I am about to go abroad and will need to connect my laptop to the Internet without having someone come and install a DSL or cable router (as the waiting time to ...
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How can phone companies detect tethering (incl. Wifi hotspot)

Mobile network operators (also: telephone companies, telcos, providers) sometimes offer low cost data packages that are usable only on the phone. Or so, they say. How can they distinguish between a ...
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Why does my phone get crazy when plugged in to a specific PC?

Why is my Xperia J simply unusable when plugged in to a specific PC? The touch screen does not work, thinking that I tapped one icon or option when it was another. I am using MTP since MSC makes apps ...
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How can I get wired tethering on the Galaxy Rush to a WinXP? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy rush that I would like to tether. I assume that it does not support wireless tethering, but it should do wired. Will I need to root the device? How would I do that?
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Android Tethering DNS Problem

I am using a Sony Xperia Go mobile device with Android Gingerbread (2.3.7). Whenever I try to use Tethering (USB/Mobile Wifi Tethering), I could not immediately access website using my laptop. ...
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Laptop doesn't get IP address when tethered via WiFi

I'm trying to get an internet connection from my laptop via my SGS2. The phone is rooted, and I've tried two different WiFi tethering apps. I don't have a tethering plan (they want to charge me more ...
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Use Galaxy S2 / S3 as router for PC lan gaming

I have a computer with no network interfaces (the only one it had went faulty). My friend's PC's network interfaces are working fine. We want to play PC LAN games, but when I set my Galaxy phone to ...
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Three has blocked my tethering

I have a contract with three, which gives me unlimited data me mobile is sg2 gti9001. Every time I try tethering I get a pop up saying I can't tether. I have tried several apps but with no joy. Does ...
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How do carriers block tethering? [closed]

What are all the different technical options that a carrier (i.e. T-mobile, Verizon, etc) has to prevent an Android device from sharing its cellular data connection with other machines over USB, ...
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Connect Galaxy S3 Wifi Connection to Computer

I tried googling this, but it kept giving me the USB tethering option, which I don't want. My laptop currently cannot connect to the Wifi we have at work, because there is a problem with Cisco, ...
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Getting rid of “Tethering Detected” popup on Android ICS 4.0?

I just got a Samsung Galaxy S3 that runs Android ICS 4.0.8. When I connect the Galaxy S3 to my Mac laptop and use PDAnet to tether, I often get this popup on the Galaxy S3 screen: Tethering via ...
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Getting internet for Galaxy Tab 2 from Galaxy S3

Is there a way to use the Galaxy Tab 2 with my Galaxy S3 (SPRINT) to get an internet connection?
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Get internet access via bluetooth

Possible Duplicate: Is Internet tethering possible on Android phone via bluetooth or WiFi? Tethering Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) via Nokia E71 In the era of PDA's most of them could ...
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Communicating with micro USB to Ethernet

I am trying to communicate with an ethernet enabled devices from my Android phone. My phone has Android 2.3.6 and the device I am trying to communicate with has a mini web server running on it. The ...
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Tethering data allowance from phone to laptop via usb

I don't have a problem doing this, I can use my phone and connect to the data allowance from my sim card and I can also connect my phone to a wireless network. I can then plug my phone into my laptop ...
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Tethering CM10 - high latency, high(ish) throughput

I am recently having an issue where tethering my PC (Arch Linux) to my Galaxy S2 has a very strange result. While tethered, web surfing on my PC is painfully slow - not because of slow download ...
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Tethering stops blocks my phone's internet

I've successfully tethered my Samsung S2 to my Windows7 laptop. Connectivity's fine for the laptop now but the phone seems to be unable to reach any host. When I disconnect the tether everything works ...
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How to tether WiFi-internetconnection with Nexus 7 on a PC without WLAN via USB? [duplicate]

With my Phone it worked via the normal settings. I want to perform tethering of the local WLAN my Nexus7 receives via USB to my computer. I found this so far, but it doesn't seem very useful to me. ...
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Does Bluetooth tethering not work, or am I doing it wrong?

I carry two Android devices: my Nexus S phone, and a Nexus 7 tablet (both running Android 4.1 "Jellybean"). The tablet has Wi-Fi, but no cellular radio; so in order to use the Internet with it when ...
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Allowing a computer to connect to wifi from android already connected to wifi. A unique situation

writing from my phone so sorry for typos. I recently fixed my laptop but the wireless network in my house doesn't work on it (its probably router configuration problem-or at least could be fixed with ...
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WiFi Tethering not working when using security

I have a rooted Galaxy SII (not branded, from Germany) running CyanogenMod 10. I can't connect to my tethering network when I'm using security (WPA / WPA2-PSK). With an open network, it works just ...
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Tethering using bluetooth via Galaxy Nexus to Galaxy Tab 7(P1000) tablet

Here is the point there is a secured WiFi connection - which password I don't know - but there is an device - Galaxy Nexus smartphone which is already connected to that WiFi and my Galaxy Tab tablet. ...
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Can't access tethered server from Android browser. (Time out or “URL blocked”)

Synopsis: Trying to access local web development server connected by WiFi to Android tether. Everything seems to be connected and operating correctly, but phone's web browser times out when accessing ...
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How to set android as internet gateway for my home network

Title should say all, but here's some network topology: Laptop(s), desktop(s) <-wlan/lan-> router <-wifi-> android <-internet-> So I'd walk into the reach of my wifi and my android would ...
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Wifi access point with USB-OTG ethernet?

I want my phone to act as a ethernet capable wifi access point (WAN via ethernet). When I use USB-OTG with an ethernet USB adapter attached to my Galaxy Nexus (non-rooted stock Jelly Bean) I get ...
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Android USB tethering to an OpenWRT router

I'd like to USB-tether my Android phone to a local router. I have a tether plan, so that's not an issue. My reasons why I want it this way: the router should expose the internet to all ...
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How to improve image quality in Firefox when using Sprint Tethering?

Ever since I got my android, and switched to sprint, when I use Firefox, all of the images loaded are just horrible in quality, like almost to a point you can barely tell what it is. I hear that it ...
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How can I tether my phone's network to my pc?

I tried the "Android wifi tether" app and "Clockworkmod", both are not working. I am looking for free solution. I am using LG Optimus Black and is 2.3 root. I tried the "Android wifi tether". I can ...
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Bluetooth 3G modem

I have a Nokia 6500S-1 which I previously used as a 3G modem (with Windows). Is it possible for an Android device to use this phone as a modem (just like the windows PC does), but expose the modem ...
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TCP/IP tethering over Bluetooth

I have a Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 and I would like to browse the web over a bluetooth connection to my computer. I can connect to the computer but the browser doesn't have internet connectivity even ...
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Odd problem with USB tethering: Error 324 (net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE) or Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED)

I am accessing internet with my Laptop through 3G USB Tethering from my Nexus S with Android 4.0.4. About half of the time, I lose connection and I am unable to access any website on my Laptop or use ...
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Tethering an Toshiba AT100 to a Nokia E71

I want to tether an Toshiba AT100 tablet to my Nokia E71. Have installed JuikoSpot on the Nokia which creates an ad-hoc hotspot. It appears the AT100 only looks for infrastructure hotspots. Is there ...
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Apple connectivity with Android devices

I am considering a new phone and right now my choice is between iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3. I'm not overly concerned about apps since most of the stuff I use is available for both environments. I ...
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Tethering Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) via Nokia E71

I have a data plan on my Nokia E71 phone, and I would like to share it for my brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) which has no 3G. Bluetooth would be fine as would creating a WiFi hotspot, ...
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How to use my mac as a bluetooth headset?

My phone and the mac is already paired. What do i need to do next? I can't seem to find anything on the internet. I think the correct term would be to tether the phone call. Pretty similar to this ...
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How can I forward a port when using PdaNet?

I'm using PdaNet to connect my laptop to the Internet. From there I'm using an ethernet cable and Internet conection sharing to connect my PS3 for online gaming. Works pretty good for most games, but ...
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If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?

Looking at the responses to this question, it seems that a mobile service provider can't automatically detect whether or not a phone user is tethering their phone or not. Though they can infer it by ...
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Connecting Android to Fedora to browse the web

I have bought an Android phone Spice MI-270. I wanted to connect the phone to Linux Fedora so that I can browse the web using the services provided on my SIM card. How can I connect the Android phone ...
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Will using the built in tethering on a rooted AT&T phone incure extra charges? [closed]

Will using the built-in tethering under Settings --> Wireless and network --> Tethering and portable hotspot incur extra charges on a rooted AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777)? I don't remember if ...
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What are the advantages of a separate tethering app over the built-in tethering controls?

I just rooted by AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777) to troubleshoot battery usage. I also would like to tether my laptop (OS X Lion) to make use of my phone's data connection intermittently while ...
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DEFY use wireless tether error message No Access Control!! [closed]

My machine is motorola Defy I can turn on the Wireless Tether to share network to my Nitendon 3DS but I can't use Access control to define who is using my network It give me a message that mention ...
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How many computers can I connect simultaneously using Android tethering?

Yesterday I tried to connect 5 computers with my Android smartphone to the internet, however, I could only connect two of them simultaneously, is this the theorical limitation or there is any ...
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Widget for controlling tethering

Are there any widgets on the market that let me control standard Android tethering? I use it quite a lot and it's a pain to have to navigate through all the Settings options just to check a ...
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How to improve tethering while travelling in a train?

While traveling in trains, I like to surf the internet via the mobile browser or via laptop that is usb tethered with the android phone. Many times I have realized that in rural areas with bad GSM ...
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Stop automaticaly switching to 3g if wi-fi drops

I have an android 2.2 phone. The other day, I was using a wi-fi connection on my phone and had it tethered to my laptop. For whatever reason, the wi-fi connection dropped and my phone starting using ...
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Prevent overheating when tethering

When I tether my phone and download big files or large numbers of them, and download is non-stop for a few hours, my phone (Nexus One) overheats. Is there any way to prevent that, except avoiding ...
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Reverse tethering hangs at netcfg (Cyanogen + Linux)

I'm trying to set up reverse-tethering from my Linux computer using the steps outlined in this post: http://blog.mycila.com/2010/06/reverse-usb-tethering-with-android-22.html However, when I get to ...