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

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Can't surf from PC when using Android as hotspot

I turned on mobile data and hotspot in my Samsung Galaxy Ace (On a Philippine carrier called "Globe"). I can surf websites just fine directly on Android. Now, I connect my PC to Android's hotspot, it ...
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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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WiFi port turns off randomly in Blaupunkt Cape Town 945

I use Blaupunkt Cape Town 945 all-in-one system in my car. That is audio, DVB-T, reversing camera, navigation, blue-tooth for phone etc, etc. This unit based on Android 4.1.1 Firmware version is ...
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How do I enable USB Tethering?

Data about my phone: Provider: Boost Mobile Brand: ZTE Model number: N9130 Baseband Version: N9130B01 Android Version: 4.4.4 Kernel Version: 3.10.28-g9a1fea7 : zte-kernel@Zdroid-SMT So today I went ...
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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 internet ...
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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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How to share Internet from Android via Ethernet

The Situation: I've got Android running on my Cubietruck. Now I want to share the existing Internet Connection (Wifi) with my Win8 Desktop PC over Ethernet, so the stream would be Internet –wifi→ ...
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Bluetooth Tethering issue Galaxy S4 to Samsung Note 10

Hi I tried to tether from my S4 to my Note 10.1, via bluetooth, even though I am able to pair both, on the galaxy note 10.1 it says No Internet Connection. Would really appreciate your help.
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Is it possible to share GSM or 3G or 2G connection?

As I know that Android phone can share wifi by using the tethering. So, may I know if it is possible to even share my phone GSM / 3G / 2G connection? (of course without applying another SIM card for ...
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USB tether android to laptop, use laptop as wifi router

I have unlimited tethering via usb, but not wifi via metro... so can I tether my phone to the laptop (via usb) and use the laptop as a wifi router? Virtual routers don't seem to be able to pick up ...
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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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automatic tethering through USB connection

Is there a way turn on USB tethering automatically as soon as the USB cable is connected to the phone? Normally one has to turn it on in settings.
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Mobile hotspot problem after marshmallow update in huawei honor 7

I have recently done the Marshmallow update for Huawei Honor 7 .I am able to create WiFi hotspot and can connect to it from my laptop but I cannot access Internet through this WiFi hotspot. Before the ...
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Tether laptop to Android Pulse Secure

I am using Ubuntu at the moment, and cannot get my company's VPN to work reliably using openconnect. I can, however, connect via the Pulse Connect Android app. Clearly, I could then tether my laptop ...
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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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Is it possible to block specific IP addresses?

I use mobile tethering as my primary internet connection so I have no real router I could access for blocking IP addresses. Is there a way to do so using the phone? My phone is rooted Samsung Galaxy ...
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How do carriers block tethering?

I have two sim cards with data bundles from different carriers. One is working fine with (WiFi) tethering, but with the second SIM card I cannot use tethering. Searching online I saw that tethering ...
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How can I get Reverse USB Tethering to work on my KitKat device? I've already got it running on my Jellybean device

FWIW Reverse USB tethering works great on my Jellybean device, lets assume it has the serial number 0123456789ABCDEF, here are the commands I use to get it running: adb -s 0123456789ABCDEF shell su -...
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How to use PC's internet on Android phone through USB cable

I'm using Android 4.4.2 (on Micromax Unite 2 - A106). I've a PC at home which has highspeed broadband internet connection. I don't have wireless router or access point. I just want to use PC's ...
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My cellular networks slower than USB tethering, what shoud i do?

In the first glance to my title, it doesn't really make sense because the hotspot itself should equal/faster than the client who borrow/tether the network, but due to unknown reason, it always slower, ...
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How to set up reverse tethering over USB?

My HTC G2 phone is rooted and running Cyanogenmod 7 I don't have a data plan. Sometimes I want to connect the phone to the Internet when there isn't Wi-Fi, to update Market apps, backup SMS messages ...
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What's the reason Android Reverse Tethering require root?

From what i know: Android Tethering, share internet from Android to laptop via USB cable works without root. Android Reverse Tethering, share internet from laptop Ethernet to Android via USB cable ...
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How can I get IP connectivity on my non calling tablet without using WiFi?

Actually my issue is that I want to use my tablet as a second display over USB. I have used team-viewer over WiFi and it works fine, but since it is over WiFi, there is significant lag which defeats ...
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Dropping packets on tethering on Nexus 5X

During tethering on my "Nexus 5X" phone seems like lot of packets being dropped: Request timeout for icmp_seq 40 Request timeout for icmp_seq 41 64 bytes from 213.180.204.3: icmp_seq=42 ttl=51 time=...
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How to diagnose a tethering issue after swapping sim cards?

A few weeks ago I bought an Android phone in India, popped in an Indian SIM card, plugged the phone into my laptop over USB, turned on USB Tethering, and connected to the internet immediately. It ...
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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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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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How to auto start/stop tether if wifi is unavailable/available?

I use my Galaxy S as a wifi tether hotspot for my tablet and laptop, so tethering is always on (I have extended battery so it's ok). But if my phone is in the area where I have wifi internet (for ...
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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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'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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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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How to debug tethering issue in Android 6

With my new cell provider, the tethering is not working. I am talking with the technician on their side that assures me that: I am allowed to use tethering It is working with their tests cell ...
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Port forwarding during usb tethering

How can i enable port forwarding during USB tethering? I know there are plenty of apps available for this. but i want to know is there any method available to perform this without installing an app ...
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USB connection unreliable while tethering

Device: Galaxy Nexus Android: CyangenMod 11.0 (Android 4.4.4) The IT department of my company doesn't support access of Mac devices to its network, but it does for Android devices. So I would like to ...
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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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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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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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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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---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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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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Possible to share mobile internet (tether) while connected to existing wifi network?

I have an existing wifi network and a Google Nexus 5 (un-rooted, stock android) with 3G data connection. I would like to tether my mobile to share internet to all devices in existing network which ...
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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 wifi-hotspot,...
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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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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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Tethering Not working

if I enable Tethering (wifi/usb): my phone and the pc can share files on the local net ( phone - pc ) but the Internet connection is not shared at all How can I debug/fix this issue ?
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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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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 ...