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This can be done on Linux or Windows: http://blog.mathieu.carbou.me/post/60454997009/reverse-usb-tethering-with-android-2-2 STEP 1: For Windows: Install USB drivers from Android SDK For Linux: Nothing to do STEP 2: On Nexus One: Connect USB cable and activate USB Tethering. You should see on linux or windows a new network interface. ...


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Hey! there is an app for that Android Usb Port Forwarding http://www.codeproject.com/kb/android/usbportforwarding.aspx I am a bit confused how to use it, please inform if you get it working perfectly.


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There are some more possibilities -- but all of them I know of require a rooted device. Using the Reverse Tether App First, there's an App named Reverse Tether available for free on the Play Store (it's a limited trial, which restricts the time you can be connected -- but at least you can test this way whether your device is fully supported; the full ...


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Yes. On ICS the setting can be found at Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> More.. -> Tethering & portable hotspot -> USB tethering I think it should be at the same place on Jelly Bean. Note that you need a device with a cellular data chip for this feature. Devices without (e.g. the Nexus 7) won't show this option. USB tethering ...


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If you have no reason to why the wifi drops, you might try changing the wifi sleep policy. The wifi sleep policy handles when or if the wifi connection shall switch to mobile data. If this option is set to the default value, When screen turns off, wifi connection automatically switches off when the phone has been idle for a while. You can try setting this to ...


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Turn off mobile data usage. Go to Settings->Wireless and networks->Mobile network(you should uncheck this). Some manufacturers may have a widget for this, such as HTC did for my Incredible(v1).


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No. There's no relation between those two things. If you connect your phone via the USB it gets charged. It doesn't matter if you don't use the USB connection at all or transfer files or tether your data connection or do any other stuff while it's connected. The charging circuit doesn't even know that it's connected via USB and that there's data flowing. ...


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Try enabling airplane mode. It will shut down all the radios on your device - cell, wifi, bluetooth. Then try explicitly turning the wifi back on. Not all devices support this - driver issues, I think - but in many you will wind up with the cell radio disabled and the wifi on.


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Android, starting from 4.0, does officially support a form of p2p wifi networking called Wifi Direct. A Wifi Direct-capable device can create an access point which any other Wifi-capable device can access. I don't know about Nexus 7 specifically, but Galaxy Nexus does support Wifi Direct so I'd presume that so is Nexus 7.


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ClockworkMod Tether does USB tethering without root and Bluetooth tethering is planned (it's still in alpha). Unfortunately, from what I understand only Windows, Linux & Mac OS will be supported, but who knows what will happen in the future (maybe Wi-Fi support). Koush's apps are great.


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I successfully got native USB tethering working on the Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean. Modify the device/asus/grouper/overlay/frameworks/base/core/res/res/values/config.xml to be the following: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!-- /* ** Copyright 2009, The Android Open Source Project ** ** Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the ...


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The Milestone is an unofficial port, and USB tethering is not yet supported. There is a feature request on their issue tracker for this. The most recent comment on the above mentioned ticket indicates that it's been fixed as of 7.1.0-RC15 and should now be included.


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For your second method (which should work) it looks like you are just missing the correct drivers for your device. I found a page which claims to have the drivers (http://www.digitbrunch.com/android/how-to-root-micromax-unite-2-a106) although I cannot vouch for their authenticity so its up to you if you want to trust them. Let me know if you run into any ...


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I use all 3 methods and prefer USB tethering if possible. Some notes on each: USB tethering Exclusive for one device (there's only 1 cable) charges the phone Safe (network is not exposed wirelessly) No driver needed (recent Macs/Win/Linux) Best speed and latency (USB 2.0 has 480MBit/s) Tethers any active connection on the phone (wifi, 3G) Wifi ...


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In my experience, bluetooth tethering (using Bluetooth Garden) has been problematic. It disconnects too often, or can't open certain sites. USB tethering (via ClockworkMod Tether) was OK. This way, my phone would be charging while providing internet to my laptop. Downside is I needed to install a program (not an issue, because the program is safe) on my ...


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I ended up manually changing my DNS server to tether Internet from my mobile phone. My phone uses a local DNS server from my mobile carrier which I was able to trace using CompruebaIP. Any other DNS server is blocked by my mobile carrier (Globe Telecom). I reckon that my phone's DNS service is not properly working. When tethering, the DNS provider should be ...


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You should first check which IP address (and network) your hotspot is using. From the command-line (e.g. using a terminal app like Android Terminal Emulator or adb shell) you can figure this out with the command ifconfig wlan0 If you rather want to avoid the command line, or your device uses womething other than wlan0 for the interface and you want to ...


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yeah it would certainly shorten your battery's life. Every battery has a maximum number of charge-discharge cycles. So when the phone is tethered via USB, battery is charging. The more FREQUENTLY you charge your battery, the more you shorten its life. This applies not only to tethering/data transfer, but also to the habit of many of charging phones for a ...


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I managed to get my hands on one to test this and Wi-Fi tethering between the two worked fine, no apps required.


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Let me see if I understand you: [Router] <--Wifi--> [Phone] <--USB tether --> [PC] If this is your setup, then what is happening is the Phone is acting like a router. It has multiple ways to connect to the internet (3G and Wifi) and it does not simply bridge the connection for the PC. Instead it does the same thing that your router does, which ...


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adbWireless is a great debugging tool if you can't use the USB port. It requires a rooted device. Connect with adb as shown on screen and use adb as usuallty. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=siir.es.adbWireless&hl=en


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I to am using my phone as a 3G modem and sometimes this happens when I messed up some settings in the phone. I just clear the Settings data on my phone and it returns to normal. Open Settings app Go to Apps Go to ALL tab find the Settings app open it and Clear Data try tethering again this usually fixes the wifi dropping while tethering issue on my ...


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ROMs like CyanogenMod and others by no means are complete. They are always under major refactoring and between minor revisions major functionality may be broken. For a long time I have been using custom roms, and if some functionality is broken I would advise you to return to a previous version of the ROM, or switch to another ROM. The problem can also be ...


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You can simply install the GoLauncherEX and then install the GO Switch Widget. It is awesome and lets you control lot of other functionality other than tethering.


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I use PDAnet for the USB tether (which is something like $16) and FoxFi (Free on the Android Market) FoxFi enables Wi-Fi WITHOUT rooting. I use it all the time, even for running my kids Wii. Should work fine for running your tablets, iPhones, and iPads, etc. Works great for using my laptop while traveling also. They both work awesome for me.


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For USB teathering i know only two options that (in my experience) works well: AziLink - The hard but free way EasyTeather - The easy but non-free way


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If you use EasyTether, you can always have it enabled on your device and simply right click the icon in the tray (Windows) or enable it via terminal (Linux) and be on your way. Not quite 'default' but one click is pretty good. And EasyTether uses nothing when you're not attached to a computer, so no wasted battery or processing. It does display a ...


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EasyTether i think would be your best option. The free version is full-figured, and paying for the full market version will get you https:// sites. And the drivers for it are available on their website for download. P.S. it's only $4.99 right now in the Amazon Appstore ;)


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I've found a good tool for reverse tethering on xda-developers forum. It's called Android Reverse Tethering. It works with Windows and requires a rooted phone. It works fine on my HTC Desire HD running MIUI v4.



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