I have a desktop without a wifi card. Can I tether my computer to the phone but the data should go through wifi rather than the plan?

I want PC - USB -> Android phone - Wi-Fi -> internet

  • I asked my neighbor if I can share his internet and he said it's fine. – samsung Oct 31 '14 at 23:39
  • ^ So the problem is solved right? – MANI Nov 1 '14 at 4:36
  • Can we just clarify this? It sounds like you want PC - USB -> Android phone - Wi-Fi -> internet. If this is correct, please edit your question to make it clear for other visitors who might be able to help. – Dan Hulme Nov 1 '14 at 9:14
  • I think he wants to use the Android device in lieu of a wifi card for the PC, operating the phone as something akin to a wifi bridge. – apraetor Nov 2 '14 at 8:44

There's an app called Easy Tether (XDA questions about doing it) which can do that. You basically just set up USB tethering and disable the "use LTE" or "use 3G" settings, to force it to fall-back to wifi. Personally it seems a bit silly to do that, when a $10 wifi adapter that plugs into the PC with USB would likely work better.. but yes, you can in theory do it.

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