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How to use Windows' internet on Android phone through USB cable

Actually, Method 1 is quite easy to do. As implied by this answer, you need more that one network connection for the sharing tab to appear. Short Answer: First, ignore the instruction of your ...
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Can I use my Android device as Wi-Fi Adapter for my PC (i.e. Tethering to PC through USB, but using Wi-Fi not Phone Network)?

You can achieve this natively on some versions of Android (for me it works on KitKat 4.4.4). All you have to do is connect the phone to wi-fi as usual and then connect the USB cable and do a USB ...
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Enable hotspot / tethering on Nexus 5X + 6P without a subscription plan? Root and no Root

With rooting (tested on 6.0.1 on 2016-05-10 and 7.1.1 on 2017-02-09) Flash TWRP 3.0 Root your system with superuser.zip Download ES file explorer Remount /system to be read-write Goto /system and ...
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How to use Windows' internet on Android phone through USB cable

For your second method (which should work) it looks like you are just missing the correct drivers for your device. I found a page which claims to have the drivers (http://www.digitbrunch.com/android/...
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How to set up reverse tethering over USB?

I know this is an even later answer, but it is worth mentioning it. No rooting needed! No app installation needed!* Which is not even possible if you do not have some other internet connection. ...
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How to use Windows' internet on Android phone through USB cable

There is a solution for unrooted devices I know this is a late answer, but as all existing answers suggest that USB reverse tethering is only possible if either your device is rooted or has system ...
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How to set a tethered Wi-Fi connection (tethered to another phone via Android personal hotspot) as "metered" connection

There is a rather hidden feature, that will let you achieve this: This option is found under Settings > Data usage (Wireless and Networks). Tap on the three dots in the top right corner, and press "...
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Most efficient method of tethering?

Your question has some ambiguity. Bluetooth is a more energy efficient protocol than wifi. USB hardly uses any energy for the data protocol. However, with USB the laptop can charge the phone, as is ...
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How to use Windows' internet on Android phone through USB cable

I tried to do the same thing and like you said "Here is the problem, there is no sharing tab" But I found a section in Windows assistance saying that there is no "sharing tab" if you have only one ...
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Port forwarding to USB Tether

That should be possible and requires a reverse port forward, which can be setup with adb: Run this command on your Raspberry Pi: adb reverse tcp:<remote> tcp:<local> where <remote> ...
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How to assign Mobile Data's public IP to host connected on hotspot?

Let's say rmnet_data1 is your Mobile Data interface (on Qualcomm devices) and wlan0 is WiFi interface. When you switch on Mobile Data, your ISP assigns rmnet_data1 an IP address, possibly dynamic and ...
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No internet access using USB tethering on Android phone

On googling I found that my mobile service provider recently disabled internet access over tethering. This can be fixed by the following the steps described here. Enable USB debugging on your android ...
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How to use Windows' internet on Android phone through USB cable

I am also using a Micromax Unite 2. What works for me is the first method. It seems that you are not connecting your device (phone to PC). So it doesn't show you the sharing tab. You only have a LAN ...
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How to set up reverse tethering over USB?

For unrooted devices I know this is a late answer, but as all existing answers suggest that USB reverse tethering is only possible if either your device is rooted or has system support for reverse ...
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How to set up reverse tethering over USB?

Android reverse tethering steps: Note: Works only in a rooted Android phone. Connect Android device via USB. Enable USB tethering. To do so, go to Settings → More... → Tethering & ...
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How can I enable USB tethering through ADB?

adb shell am start -n com.android.settings/.TetherSettings && adb shell input keyevent 20 && adb shell input keyevent 20 && adb shell input keyevent KEYCODE_ENTER && ...
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How to use Android device as router without cellular connection?

If you have root access and don't mind working on CLI, a shorter version of script used for How to use Android in Wi-Fi repeater mode? can be used to create a hotspot network provided that your WiFi ...
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How can phone companies detect tethering (incl. Wifi hotspot)

The simplest method is TTL inspection. If you route your connection to the second device (via mobile wifi hotspot or in any other way feasible), the phone company's routers will spot that some TTL ...
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Possible to share mobile internet (tether) while connected to existing wifi network?

Maybe I am not understanding correctly, but you could set your phone as a Mobile Hotspot and configure a wireless router as a bridge between your existing network and the hotspot. In this scenario, ...
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Is it possible to share GSM or 3G or 2G connection?

Yes, you can share your mobile data connection (3G and 2G) using your phone hotspot. In Settings --> More --> Tethering and Portable Hotspot --> Portable Wi-Fi hotspot You can set your SSID, ...
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Enable Wi-Fi tethering via Bluetooth?

Performing actions whenever a certain Blutooth device is in reach and paired (and reverting them when it gets out of reach) can be done e.g. with tasker (see the tasker tag-wiki for details on the app)...
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Reverse tethering via Bluetooth: How to share PC internet connectivity with android phone via Bluetooth

This is a good question which myself couldn't get a satisfactory solution. This solution posted here seemed promising although I found out the bluetooth stack supports fewer bluetooth adapters and ...
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Why does one type of tethering obstruct MTP while another doesn't?

It's probably because ClockworkMod Tether is using a different USB mode (getprop sys.usb.config) which has MTP mode enabled too. native USB tethering: sys.usb.state = rndis,adb (where rndis is the ...
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Does Android have support for IPv6 tethering?

It should be available since Android 7. https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+/7747fd4/services/core/java/com/android/server/connectivity/tethering/IPv6TetheringCoordinator.java ...
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Is tethering/hotspot dangerous for your Android phone?

There isn't enough/real evidence suggesting that tethering is harmful to device hardware. AFAICT this is a feature-by-design that any android device (supporting tethering) should be able to handle ...
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How to assign Mobile Data's public IP to host connected on hotspot?

Have a look at this thread about using open VPN. Here you can give public IPs to devices using Open VPN, I think. Or you could find another tethering app which supports this such as PdaNet+ which ...
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No internet access using USB tethering on Android phone

After a lot of headache and trying everything, including Martin's answer (but I got no permissions error when I tried settings...), this solved the problem for me: Go to Configurations > Wireless &...
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How to use Private DNS on Android Pie for tethering?

DNS has traditionally been part of libc. Android's Bionic libc depends on netd for traditional DNS as well as Private DNS (DoT) implementation. See this answer for more details. Since every app runs ...
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