How do I use my phone's USB hotspot to transfer my WiFi network connected to my phone to my laptop? Is it possible? I'm running CyanogenMod 12.1 on my Galaxy Note II. Thank you.

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    Your question is unclear. Can you please explain a little more.
    – Chenmunka
    Dec 30, 2016 at 18:46

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Yes, this is possible.

  • Plug your phone into your laptop
  • On your phone, go to settings
  • In the wireless & networks area, more -> Tethering & portable hotspot
  • Enable USB tethering
  • Already tried. Connected to WiFi on phone, used official Samsung cable, turned on USB tethering and it didn't work. The computer did detect my ethernet however can't ping. Jan 1, 2017 at 14:57
  • That's strange. Do you have access to another computer or another phone to try it with?
    – Joe
    Jan 1, 2017 at 14:59
  • No I don't. But what I do know is, if I have 3G/4G on my phone, the USB tethering would work well Jan 1, 2017 at 15:03
  • From what it says here samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00032109 it would appear that Samsung devices can only tether mobile data, not WiFi.
    – Joe
    Jan 1, 2017 at 15:11
  • What if I'm using CyanogenMod? And I'm running a Note II, International version to be exact. Jan 1, 2017 at 15:12

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