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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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