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How to Connect Internet From PC or Laptop to Android Mobile Phone

Posted by: sai sandeep in Android, how to's October 20, 2013 8 Comments

Date added:

October 20, 2013

What is Tethering?
Tethering is a process of sharing your phones mobile data with other devices like
Laptop, Tablet etc.
Reverse Tethering is exactly opposite to Tethering i.e. the mobile device uses
computer or laptop to receives internet data.
The transfer of internet data from PC to Android mobile can be done in two ways
Connect Internet from Laptop to Android mobile through Wi-Fi
This method require
1) A Laptop with Wi-Fi Enabled and Internet Connection
2) An Android mobile.
3) Software called Connectify.
First Download Connectify Software and install it on your Laptop. This software is
available for free.
Connectify software makes your PC into Wi-Fi Hotspot and shares your Internet
Now Enable Wi-Fi on your Laptop
Open the installed Connectify software
Since you are using the software for the first time you have to make some settings.

In the settings tab you have to enter the Hotspot name and password in the next
In the Dropdown choose the network you wanted to share i.e. the current internet
connection you are using.

Now you are almost done turn on Wi-Fi on your Android mobile and connect to
the Hotspot you have setup.
Connect Internet from Laptop to Android mobile through USB
This method require
1) Computer with internet connection
2) Android Mobile Phone with USB data cable
3) Easy Tether Lite App
4) Easy Tether Setup
This method doesnt require rooting of your Android mobile.
First Download Easy tether setup and install it on your computer.
Go to the Google play store Download Easy tether lite app and install it on your
android mobile.
Open easy tether lite app on your mobile, in the settings choose USB

Right click on the easy Tether icon present in the notification area and choose
connect via USB

Now open Network and sharing settings in your computer and share your internet
connection with Easy Tether Network Adapter.
Now its done, you can use internet on your Android mobile.
If you have any questions or problems in connecting let me know through

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August 13, 2014 at 8:42 pm
i hv dowloaded app in mobile as well as laptop.i have come upto network and
sharing option.please let me knw how to share internet connection with easy tether
network cell phone is samsung galaxy s3. and laptop is lenovo g580.
thanking you in anticipation
August 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm
your last step i dont understand [share your internet connection with Easy Tether
Network Adapter]
so give me any idea for this.

i downloaded above 2 softwares one in computer and one in mobile.

plz reply ASAP
August 17, 2014 at 10:39 am
I have using Lenovo smartphone. and am having problem in the connection.
Pls help me to solve the problem.
I installed Easy tether setup in my laptop and also in my android mobile.
i just followed the instruction which is given above but am not able to connect.
Pls solve my problem..
Thnk u..
k p sahu
August 18, 2014 at 7:35 am
easy tether network connection established but no internet access to android mobile
celkon a20. please help.thanks.
k p sahu
August 18, 2014 at 7:43 am
IN Network and Sharing Center, NO OPTION TO SHARE EASY TETHER
Subhajit Banerjee
August 23, 2014 at 11:47 pm

I have installed all stuffs as per your directions. Still in my phone network is not
coming. Pls help
Md. Maruf Hossan
August 25, 2014 at 3:20 pm
I have completed all steeps of Connect Internet from Laptop to Android mobile
through USB. But yet I can not connect my Easy Theater though My android has
been connected. My PC is operated through Windows XP version..So how cane I
connect Easy Theater???
Clicking Internet Sharing option I can not find Easy Tether Network Adapter.
So now what should i do..?? Please do u inform me..!!!
August 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm
i have followed Connect Internet from Laptop to Android mobile through USB.
Everything is OK.
It shows as Easy Tether : connected. But internet is not getting activated on my
Can u pls explain in detail about the following.
Now open Network and sharing settings in your computer and share your internet
connection with Easy Tether Network Adapter.
I believe.. I hv done something wrong at this step only. Thanks in advance.
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How to connect Android Mobile Phone to PC for internet?
Also if you are a Windows phone user, find out how to connect andoid mobile
phone to PC for internet HERE.
Nowadays most of the people use their Android phones to access the internet on
their PC or laptop. It not only provides excellent connectivity but you are able to
access high speed internet wherever you are. The process of establishing the
connection between the mobile and PC is quite easy but it is important to follow
the procedure step by step so that you are able to enjoy high
speed connectivitywithout any problem.

Initial settings in your Android devices

Before you get started, it is important to ensure that the Data option is enabled.
This can be done by following the below steps.
Step 1 First look for Settings option
Step 2 Now search Wireless & Networks
Step 3 Go to Mobile Networks & select Data
Step 4 Check whether it is enabled or not

In case, your device is a dual SIM phone, make sure to select the service provider
to access the internet and follow the above steps.
How to access the internet on your PC through Android phones?
Accessing the internet through your Android phones can be done in two ways, one
is USB tethering while the other is via Wi-Fi hot spot. We will discuss both the
ways so that you can access the internet through any of the methods which seem to
be easier for you.
Via Wi-Fi Hotspot
Step 1 The first step is configuring the Wi-Fi hotspot in your Android
Smartphones or tablets
Step 2 In order to configure, go to the Settings tab in your Android devices
Step 3 Find Wireless & Networks option and then look for Tethering & portable
Step 4 Here you will get the option of Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings
Step 5 Scroll the menu and search for Configure Wi-Fi hotspot. Now enter the
information Network SSID/router name, security level and password (8digits
only). Save it
Step 6 Now go to Settings option again and tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
Check whether Portable Wi-Fi hotspot is enabled or not
Step 7 Locate the Wi-Fi connection on your computer and establish a connection
Step 8 A small window will pop up where you need to enter the security key.
Now you are free to access the internet from your Android devices onto the PC.
USB Tethering
The next method to access the internet on your desktop is through USB
tethering. Follow the below steps for the same.
Step 1 Check for the Settings option in your Android devices
Step 2 In the menu, search for Wireless & Networks
Step 3 Then look for Tethering & portable hotspot
Step 4 Go to USB Tethering and enable it.
Step 5 Now search for the Android device on your PC
Step 6 Once the software is recognized, it has to be installed before it can be used
Step 7 After installation, the internet connection is established and can be
accessed on your PC
So both the methods are very easy and almost similar, therefore you can try any of
them as per your suitability. Hope you are able to access the internet on your
desktop without any difficulty.

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Tethering your Android smartphone with your computer enables the device to
share its cellular data connection, so your computer can access the Internet even
when a wireless connection is unavailable. Android 4.x offers three ways to create
this connection. Connecting your computer to your Android phone using a USB
cable directly shares the Internet. Bluetooth-enabled computers can also pair with
the phone to share data. The Android device also offers a portable hotspot feature
that creates a Wi-Fi hotspot to which up to eight computers can connect.
USB Connection
Step 1
Connect the USB cable's smaller end to your Android phone and the other end to
your computer.
Step 2
Press the "Home" button and then the "Menu" button.
Step 3
Tap "Settings," "More" from the Wireless & Networks section and then "Tethering
& Portable Hotspot."
Step 4
Check "USB Tethering" to establish a USB data connection on your computer.
Uncheck the option to sever the connection.
Bluetooth Hotspot
Step 1
Press "Home" and then "Menu."
Step 2
Tap "Settings" and then "Bluetooth" from the Wireless & Networks section.
Step 3
Tap "Off" to turn Bluetooth on and then tap "Not Visible to Other Bluetooth
Devices" to make the Android phone discoverable for two minutes.
Step 4
Click the Start button on your computer, "Devices and Printers" and then "Add a
Step 5

Select your Android phone from the list and click "Next" to run the wizard and pair
your phone.
Step 6
Press the "Back" button, tap "More..." from the Wireless & Networks section and
select "Tethering & Portable Hotspot."
Step 7
Check "Bluetooth Tethering" to share your phone's Internet.
Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
Step 1
Press "Home" and then "Menu."
Step 2
Touch "More..." from the Wireless & Networks section and tap "Tethering &
Portable Hotspot."
Step 3
Check "Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot." On some Android phones, this option is called
"Portable WLAN Hotspot."
Step 4
Tap "Configure Wi-Fi Hotspot" or "Configure WLAN Hotspot."
Step 5
Enter your preferred SSID network name, security mode and password in the
configuration screen. Tap "Save."
Step 6
Click the "Network" icon in the Windows 7 Notification area, select the SSID
name you chose on your phone, click "Connect" and enter the password to connect
to your phone's data plan.

Using your phone's data plan could incur significant data fees if you go over
your allotted bandwidth.

Google Android Support: Share Your Mobile Data

Microsoft: Connect to Bluetooth and Other Wireless or Network Devices

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onnect internet in PC Laptop by android mobile with USB. Today many android
phone have a facility to share its data packet with personal computer (PC) or laptop
by just enabling only one check box of your cell. Usually i need to connect internet
in my laptop with this method when i cant access my broadband service. I have
made this practical i.e Connect internet in PC Laptop by android mobile with
USB, with Samsung galaxy mobiles and Sony Ericsson phone also with MicroMax canvas mobiles, but it might be possible that your mobile is not having this
facility. No need for any PC suite for connecting to access internet and not even
require an user-id and password. This is all possible by tethering feature means
actually we can share the Internet connection of mobile phone with other devices
using cable. You can even access internet on PC by mobiles using WI-FI
tethering and Bluetooth tetheringfeature. Even you can share your internet data
of mobile with another mobile. Here aresteps to connect internet in PC laptop by
android mobile with USB:
Connect internet in PC Laptop by android mobile with USB
Step 1.) First step is to Connect your mobile with PC or Laptop via USB cable.
Step 2.) Check whether your data packet is Enable or not and ensure that your
internet is properly working in mobile and you are able to open web pages in your
android mobile any browser.

Step 3.) After performing above steps, go to mobile setting and select wireless and
networks and go to Tethering and portable hotspot. i.e Setting -> Wireless and
networks ->Tethering and portable hotspot. Now select USB Tethering and
make it enable as shown below.

Connect internet in PC Laptop by android mobile with USB

USB tethering on : Connect internet in PC Laptop by android mobile with USB

Step 4.)Check for the internet Network to appear in your PC in bottom most
right position as shown below, and click that icon to check the notification that if
you can make internet access.

Internet network working

If any problem persist to Connect internet in PC Laptop by android mobile with
USB, you canpost comment below.
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rupeshDecember 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Nice tutorial to get connected.


AkshayaFebruary 10, 2014 at 6:23 am

Hi, It got connected but the internet is not working.
Please help


snehMay 24, 2014 at 8:31 am

I got blue sign of thetring but it is not conect with laptop means ln laptop
there is no any option or message how to connect it pls rply me

shivaJune 26, 2014 at 1:47 am

if you have wifi in ur lapi then once try


Sameer KhanJuly 15, 2014 at 11:19 am

Hi Sneha,
I will guide you step by step and am sure after that you will be able to
use internet via USB cable.
Step 1. Connect your USB cable to PC or Lappy as well as your
Android one.
Step 2. Go to settings>>Wireless and Networks>>Mobile
Networks>>Enable or check Mobile data. This is the main important
step you need to enable mobile data first of all.
Step 3. Go to Tethering and portable hotspot>>USB tethering option
will be there click on it.
After that, you can see your android packets will be sent to your
Laptop or PC, and then check whether you are able to browse any
pages or not.
But, eve-though after performing those steps if your still unable to
access then I tell you the last most important step.
Step 4. Right click on My computers>>Manage>>Device Manager
then check whether any device driver is missing of you mobile model
and it will give you YELLOW signal as an error. Then right click on it

and click on update drivers options if your having net then click on
search automatically or online, then immediately after the device
drivers installed am pretty much sure that you will be able to access
internet from your mobile to PC or Laptop via USB or Wifi.
Sameer Khan