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Questions tagged [usb-tethering]

Use this tag for issues sharing your Android device's internet connection via USB. For the other direction, use the 'reverse-tether' tag instead. Other related tags can be found in the full tag wiki.

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USB tethering without a SIM card

Why isn't this allowed? I'd like to use my brother's old phone to get on the Internet. It's the same model as mine (ZTE ZMAX PRO). He just recently passed away, and his last phone is being returned to ...
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Is is possible to tether a Wifi connection (not mobile data) AND the VPN connection from my OnePlus 2 to my laptop?

I want to be able to tether my OnePlus 2's Wifi connection and the VPN connection because my school network blocks VPN's and I have found a working VPN on my phone that I'd like to use to unblock ...
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How to create shortcut for USB tethering in Nougat 7.1?

I dont want to install a separate app for this. Is there a way to have a USB tethering (note that I'm not asking about wifi hotspot) shortcut on the home screen or notification panel? I saw a forum ...
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Is it possible to USB tether without a sim card, wifi, or data?

I'm trying to get pictures off of an old S4 I was using temporarily, which the wifi does not work on anymore, and it never had a sim card. I've linked the USB to a computer and found that the USB ...
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Data Drops when tethering

I'm trying to tether my computer to my phone through USB. I have full bars, but the LTE symbol next to it will disappear for about ten seconds, and then reappear for a few seconds only to disappear ...
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why is USB tethering no longer working on ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10(manual installation from mini.iso) . Before some days USB tethering was working without any issue. I just needed to connect my android pc and then enable usb tethering and it ...
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Configuring USB tethering manually with root

I've exhausted the documented methods of programmatically enabling USB tethering: The service method doesn't work on my phone (Samsung Note 4). It seems to be some sort of protected API, and poking ...
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No internet via mobile data, while USB tethering works just fine

The PC can use the phone's connection while tethering without problems, while the phone at the same time can't. Im using my LG G6 to give my Win10 PC internet access via USB tethering. While the PC ...
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Forward DNS requests from USB/Wi-Fi Tethering to Android-connected VPN?

The DNS that is assigned to a tethered device is using the carrier-assigned DNS and not the VPN DNS server that is avaliable through the tun0 interface. These are the commands I use to run as root ...
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What is the easiest way to create a wifi bridge from wifi router to PC through USB?

I have a router with WiFi capability. The IP address of it is 192.168.1.1. Also the accepted IPs are in the range of 192.168.1.100-200. Now let's assume that I have no WiFi USB antenna for my PC. But ...
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Possible to share Tmobile Internet using my Android (Moto Z2 Play NO ROOT) via a USBC > Ethernet > Laptop?

Looking for a way to bypass my hotspot limit as I keep hitting the 10GB cap on Tmobile. Is there a way to share internet directly from my android phone (moto z2 play NO ROOT) plugged into a usbc > ...
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Using Android Mock Location + Usb Tethering

I need to have a different location on my Pc , maybe a 5km diffrent , so my question is , if i use some app from the market (example: FakeGPS) and use usb tethering , will my Geolocation Ip be on the ...
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reverse usb tethering works, but no internet

For a hobby project I'm building a system manager for a gaming pc. Instead of a custom touch screen and microcontroller I'm trying to use an old Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100). For useabilty I'm trying to ...
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How to USB tether on a Samsung Galaxy Tab A?

I want to USB tether my Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10 in) to my laptop so that I can use it as a second monitor via SpaceDesk in locations with crappy Wi-Fi. So this question will be about USB tethering, ...
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lost usb tethering android 7.0

after an update from android 6.0.1 to android 7.0 i ve lost usb tethering function on samsung tablet wifi SM-T580 ! need update to recover this function which is very important for me because i ...
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Port forwarding to USB Tether

I have RaspberryPi which connected to Android Phone via USB and USB Tethering is up. Android Phone is connected to Home Router (Wi-Fi). With this setup, my Raspberry Pi can reach the internet with USB-...
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How to use PC data on phone via USB cord? [duplicate]

One can use the mobile data from a PC using the USB tethering feature. Is there any way to do the opposite, that is use the PC data from mobile, using USB cord or any other cord or app? My phone is ...
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How can I enable USB tethering through ADB? [duplicate]

I was going through this link. but I can't find a way to enable USB tethering through adb. Is there any other way I can do it?
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Tethered VPN Connection

I have an OPPO find 7. At my school we have a pretty mean wifi restriction on the wifi (Blocked websites). Basically I tried to tether through an usb cable from my Phone (while connected to the school ...
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Android as WiFi adapter?

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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Can I prevent tethering from using cell/mobile data?

I have been using USB tethering to connect my laptop to a wifi and am scared I might lose connection to wifi and begin using mobile data without noticing Ideally an app that lets me react to USB ...
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How to setup a reverse USB tethering connection (multiplatform)?

I've tried to setup a reverse USB tethering connection to share an internet connection from a macbook to a smart phone running Android 7.0 using this tutorial but I can't seem to get there 100%. Here'...
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Default mode with USB, charging + USB Tethering?

Is there anyway to make it so that my phone, when connected with a USB Data Cable to a computer automatically turns on USB Tethering? Currently using Cyanogenmod 13. I tried changing the option in ...
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How to share internet via Wifi hotspot/USB tethering on Xperia SP?

I am unable to share my mobile internet connection via Wifi hotspot or USB tethering to a laptop. When enabling the Wifi hotspot, the laptop connects to the Wifi just fine, but whenever I try to ...
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Killed my phone by USB tethering

I couldn't connect to a WiFi network over my laptop so I used my phone to connect to the WiFi network instead and activated USB Tethering. When I started, the battery was empty. I started charging it ...
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Sharing internet on Kitkat 4.4.2

Presently i am using dual sim card (Grameen phone and Bangla Link) network in phone internet purpose, I have purchase internet package of 4GB data. Now I want to use this sim card internet 4GB data to ...
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How do I enable USB Tethering?

Data about my phone: Provider: Boost Mobile Brand: ZTE Model number: N9130 Baseband Version: N9130B01 Android Version: 4.4.4 Kernel Version: 3.10.28-g9a1fea7 : zte-kernel@Zdroid-SMT So today I went ...
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Tether laptop to Android Pulse Secure

I am using Ubuntu at the moment, and cannot get my company's VPN to work reliably using openconnect. I can, however, connect via the Pulse Connect Android app. Clearly, I could then tether my laptop ...
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My cellular networks slower than USB tethering, what shoud i do?

In the first glance to my title, it doesn't really make sense because the hotspot itself should equal/faster than the client who borrow/tether the network, but due to unknown reason, it always slower, ...
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What's the reason Android Reverse Tethering require root?

From what i know: Android Tethering, share internet from Android to laptop via USB cable works without root. Android Reverse Tethering, share internet from laptop Ethernet to Android via USB cable ...
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USB internet option for tethering greyed out. How to fix it?

Under Settings → Wireless and networks, USB internet will not highlight nor will it let me activate it and therefore, I can't connect my smartphone to the PC. Is there an alternate way to check ...
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How do I enable USB tethering without turning off the WiFi?

I want to tether my phone's WiFi connection to my computer via USB. There's a setting for USB tethering, but when I enable it there is a message Wi-Fi is turned off when USB tethering or Mobile ...
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Tethering not working on rooted phone (both WiFi and USB), free third-party apps also fail

I recently rooted my Huawei GL07S and switched to an operator which explicitly allows tethering (I inserted the new SIM card into the GL07S). When I go to Settings>Wireless&Networks>Tethering&...
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Getting message “Unknown id: netcfg” while setting up usb0 interface for reverse tethering

I am trying to setup reverse tethering between Sony Xperia 4.0.4(rooted) and Linux 12.04. I'm following steps from Matthew Read's answer on this post, How to set up reverse tethering over USB? All ...
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How can I access USB tethered device from WiFi hotspot?

So I found out the hard way that the USB tether IP is 192.168.52.x and the WiFi addresses are 192.168.53.x. My goal is to be able to access the USB tethered device (Raspberry Pi) from WiFi as if it's ...
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What checks should I go through if my laptop can't connect to the internet through tethering?

I need to connect my laptop to the Internet by tethering through my smartphone, I'm using a Galaxy GT-S7270 with Android 4.2.2, a laptop with Windows 7 and a tablet with Windows 8. Whenever I try to ...
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how can I usb tether between two android phones

I want to access the internet connection of my first android phone with my second android phone, via usb. I am sensitive to wifi/network radiation emissions, so I want to connect the first phone via ...
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USB thethering netdns set

Im Trying to create network emulation using USB tethering on KK. The problem is that I cant set net.dns to my host ip, and therefore any dns resolution is answered with Unknown Host. I read that ...
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Internet sharing - Ubuntu

I have a smartphone (from a local manufacturer). It has an option saying 'USB Internet' with description 'Sharing windows PC internet via USB cable'. My first question is whether I can bridge my ...
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Phone going into Emergency calls only after USB tethering for 30 minutes

Since the time I started using USB tethering, my phone has been going into Emergency calls only after 30 minutes of little to no use. I find it a bother to always have to restart my hone to use calls ...
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How can I make Windows remember my Galaxy S3

Whenever I tether my Galaxy S3 to my laptop, using the built-in functionality from the Network Settings, Windows considers it a completely new connection: It labels the network "Network X" (with X ...
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How to use Windows' internet on Android phone through USB cable

I'm using Android 4.4.2 (on Micromax Unite 2 - A106). I've a Windows PC at home which has highspeed broadband internet connection. I don't have wireless router or access point. I just want to use PC's ...
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How to limit data download when tethering

When I connect my android mobile to my laptop, I use the 3G data via USB tethering. Several background activities on my laptop (win 8.1) such as regular updates continuously occur. This drains the ...
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Port forwarding during usb tethering

How can i enable port forwarding during USB tethering? I know there are plenty of apps available for this. but i want to know is there any method available to perform this without installing an app ...
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Why can't I access Google and other sites when tethering my phone?

When I tether my phone, I can't access Google or Gmail (other sites, too [see below]!). cmd: ping http://www.google.com; Ping request could not find host... List of problem sites/applications: ...
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Native USB tethering of wifi (not mobile data)

I would like to know if later versions of Android natively support USB tethering of the phone's wifi connections. If so, after which version? I know that there are custom ROMs that allow you to use ...
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Get the internet from my PC [duplicate]

I only have Internet connection from LAN through Linux PC. How can I connect my Android 2.1 to the Internet though USB cable?
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USB Tethering Problem

I am using USB Tethering to use my phone as a modem. Whenever I activate USB Tethering, there will be two network present in my PC. One named Network X(X being a number which is incremented every time ...
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Why is portable hotspot and tethering not working?

I am trying to use tethering features to connect my laptop to the Internet. On my Samsung Galaxy S3-i9300 device when I enable a portable wi-fi hotspot and connect wirelessly I can connect from my ...
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Tethering options for the laptop and the phone

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3. I am about to go abroad and will need to connect my laptop to the Internet without having someone come and install a DSL or cable router (as the waiting time to ...