How they detect that someone is tethering a device isn't something that network providers often want to talk about, for the obvious reason that the more consumers know about how this is being detected, the easier it is for them to find ways to hide the fact that they're doing it, and avoid the associated extra charges (1). However there are certain known ...
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.
First, ignore the instruction of your android device and try to connect to the USB-Internet anyway.
This will create a new Network connection and allow the sharing-tab to appear on your PC 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 tether. Your computer should detect a new hardware - a "USB ethernet" or similar, you may need to install drivers for that, ymmv. Then it behaves just like any other ...
There are some more possibilities -- but all of them I know of require a rooted device.
Using the Reverse Tether App
First, there's an App named Reverse Tether available for free on the Play Store (it's a limited trial, which restricts the time you can be connected -- but at least you can test this way whether your device is fully supported; the full ...
(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 edit build.prop
On the last line enter: net.tethering.noprovisioning=true
Then, adb shell settings put global tether_dun_required 0
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/how-to-root-micromax-unite-2-a106) although I cannot vouch for their authenticity so its up to you if you want to trust them.
Let me know if you run into any ...
First, I am an pure Android user. I have never owned an MAC, so I can't comment on everything.
Since both use iCal, some kind of sync should be possible. But I wouldn't recommend that.
IMAP is no problem and you lose nothing. IMAP is supported by Android's mail client and K-9.
You don't need GMail for contact sync. I would recommend using Google contacts.
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 "Mobile Hotspots." (In android 4.3) In later versions of android the similar option is "Network restrictions" > Metered connections
Next you'll see a list ...
Technically they can inspect the HTTP Headers and look at the User-Agent field to determine browser and OS; but imagine the millions and millions of HTTP requests for web pages and applications in a given day.
They can do trends, and data mining techniques to find out - but is it worth all that effort for them just to track down someone using a few more MB ...
Yes, very easily actually.
To Make your S3 emit a WiFi network
Enable 'WiFi Tethering' in System Settings->More->Tethering and Portable Hotspot->Portable WiFi Hotspot.
Configure the hotspot (name, password etc), in the Setup WiFi Hotspot menu.
To Connect your Tablet to the WiFi network
Enter the tablets WiFi settings, and turn WiFi on.
In Android 4.2 and later, you can tell Android which Wi-Fi networks are mobile hotspots. In the device Settings, go to the Data usage page, then open the overflow menu (the three dots in the top-right) and click Mobile hotspots. It shows a list of Wi-Fi networks known to the device: tick any that are mobile hotspots.
Then, when you're on a network that's ...
Use OpenWRT 10.03 or later. Install the following modules:
Then edit /etc/config/network. Under the WAN configuration, change option ifname eth1 to option ifname usb0. Then enable USB tethering on the phone and reboot the router.
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 support for reverse tethering, I though it'd be worth pointing out there's one more option:
A few months ago, I was looking for a solution that would allow me to ...
If you have no reason to why the wifi drops, you might try changing the wifi sleep policy. The wifi sleep policy handles when or if the wifi connection shall switch to mobile data. If this option is set to the default value, When screen turns off, wifi connection automatically switches off when the phone has been idle for a while. You can try setting this to ...
I ended up manually changing my DNS server to tether Internet from my mobile phone. My phone uses a local DNS server from my mobile carrier which I was able to trace using CompruebaIP.
Any other DNS server is blocked by my mobile carrier (Globe Telecom). I reckon that my phone's DNS service is not properly working. When tethering, the DNS provider should be ...
In reality Mobile Network Internet Providers predominantly use Deep Package Inspection with URI fingerprinting to detect tethering. It is the only method that is feasible to use for large scale operation. They can use known sites, e.g. the Windows update server, to detect that it is a non-phone device that is accessing. Or for HTTP, read web browser user ...
I managed to make it work. Here is an "OSI-like" diagram of my setup, if it makes sense:
____________________ ______________________________ ____________
| LinuxVM <----+ | | | | |
| VirtualBox | | | | | |
| Windows7(host) | | | +--> AndroidPhone <--...
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 mentioned here before. From the point of view of the phone, compared to bluetooth and wifi, the phone's power consumption with usb can be negative.
From the ...
eldarerathis may be right (from his comment). The tethering app itself might be monitoring your usage, with statistics being sent to the service provider. Try using a different tethering app- if that might help. But again, I say, it might not make a difference whether the device is rooted or not.
Try enabling airplane mode. It will shut down all the radios on your device - cell, wifi, bluetooth. Then try explicitly turning the wifi back on. Not all devices support this - driver issues, I think - but in many you will wind up with the cell radio disabled and the wifi on.
Yes, your phone supports two ways to export its internet connection via bluetooth:
DUN-GW (Dial-Up Networking Gateway)
PAN-AP (Personal Area Networking Access Point)
See also this question (its answer about bluetooth).
In short: PAN is supported from Android 3.0 onwards as client. Android <3.0 users may have luck with Wireless tether for root users. ...
I assume that you have 3G/LTE connection on your Galaxy S3 and want to use that connection on your Galaxy tab2, so you would have internet on it. OK! here is the solution:
On Galaxy S3:
Enable Internet (3G/LTE mobile data)
Go to Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Tethering & portable hotspot (the path and names may be different on your 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 phone (Settings > Developer options > Enable USB debugging).
Download adb.exe from here and follow the steps here.
Connect the phone to your computer using USB ...
You could physical approaches, such as setting a fan blowing across the phone or other airflow maximization (e.g., if you can stand it up, then both the back and front are exposed to air).
Lastly, if it doesn't interfere with the radios, you could try resting it on an upside-down heavy-duty aluminum jellyroll pan ("cookie sheet") which will function as a ...
Found the following on How to get internet on your phone via USB | forum.xda-developers.com
It is working now. After setting up ICS type in console emulator on
ifconfig usb1 192.168.2.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
route add default gw 192.168.2.1 dev usb0
iptables -F -t nat
setprop net.dns1 220.127.116.11
setprop "net.gprs.http-proxy" ""
My Galaxy S with 2.3.3 has no option for bluetooth tethering, but my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet running 3.1 has such an option. I am not entirely sure if the option comes from stock Android because it doesn't get listed on wikipedia. So I assume that it's an modification from Lenovo.
2.3 will require root for bluetooth tethering if there where no modifications ...
A lot of mobile network operators perform network analysis (deep packet inspection) of all transfered data. In that way they are able to identify which protocols are used.
Identifiable protocols that indicate a desktop PC are for example:
Virus scanner update
Broadcasts sent by Windows
Another very easy and common way to identify the ...
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.
There is a project called gnirehtet.
Install adb on to the host PC (Windows/Linux/Mac)
Download the gnirehtet zip-file to the host
Run the command