|Android USB Tethering Shared Internet Access|
|Articles - Featured Guides|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 18 October 2011|
Android Phone USB Tethering for Shared PC Internet Access
Believe it or not, Google engineers were thoughtful enough to include an easy way to tether your Android-based SmartPhone to a computer and share the Internet through your data plan. Most folks think you need a special app for that, but this free feature already resides on your Android phone. In this tutorial guide, Benchmark Reviews walks you through a few simple steps to use an Android SmartPhone to tether with a computer for shared Internet access using the USB cable.
This is a very simple guide, and does not require 'rooting' your phone or downloading software. It just requires your USB cable, the same one used to charge the phone, and a computer in need of Internet access.
Android Tether Instructions
That's it, you're done! At this point, your computer will automatically treat the phone as a network Internet source. There are no special settings or configuration needed. Please note that Internet speeds will depend on your phone's data plan, and wireless coverage in your area. Benchmark Reviews also offers a guide on how to configure your Android phone as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
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