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 to Linux Fedora to use the Internet ?

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    Why do you need to connect to Fedora to use Internet from your SIM card?
    – roxan
    Mar 11 '12 at 13:11
  • @ roxan i want to use internet on my laptop
    – steve
    Mar 12 '12 at 16:43

If you want to use the internet connection your Android device provides to access the internet when working on your laptop, this is called Tethering (this Wikipedia article gives you closer information). The followint Q&A gives you some closer information on this topic:

Use 3G connection on my Android in Ubuntu

Though the title mentions Ubuntu, the solution provided there explicitly states to also support Fedora -- and it should work via USB cable.

Starting with Froyo (Android 2.2), your device can also directly act as a Wifi Hotspot (just check in the setup under Wireless & Networks) -- which of course requires your laptop to support Wifi (but which laptop does not?). When running into trouble with this, you might want to check this Q&A:

Tethering an Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) using Wifi

If your question is rather the other way around: Your laptop having internet, and you want to use that connection from your Android, this is called Reverse tethering. In this case check:

Connect Android device as wifi adapter to a PC to create an ad-hoc network

More on reverse tethering you can find checking the questions tagged reverse-tether.

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