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2 Now Share Your Android Smartphone's Internet Anywhere, Anytime

If you wish to use your Android smartphone as a modem for your computer, yes now it is possible using apps and android settings. For using a smartphone as a modem now you do not need a separate internet dongle or internet plan for your PC. With these methods, you can even share your internet data with friends and colleagues.

Android as a Modem
Using PDAnet+ Android App

PDAnet is a readily available App and software which will enable your phone's internet capabilities to be utilized on desktop machines/laptop. Its current basic advantage is it does not even require Android root and also freely available with basic settings. Its full version is paid.

Download PDAnet and install the software for PC.
Download PDAnet for Android from Google Play store
Launch app and click on "Enable USB Tether"

PDAnet App for Android

Now connect your smartphone using USB cable.
Launch Software on PC from the system tray and click on "Connect to the internet".

PDAnet can be used on all major operating systems and Apple machines. The best thing about this app is you don't need to find a wi-fi hotspot or staying in range of wireless access point. All you need is to be in your cellphone's 3G or 4G range. You can also use it as Bluetooth DUN (Dial up networking)

Other best Android Apps include ClockworkMod Tether, Wi-Fi tether, FoxFi, Easytether lite. Source: Mashable

Using Android Settings - 
Bluetooth, Hotspot and Hotspot-Wi-Fi options

First of all, make sure that you have up to date operating system. If you are running old versions of android tethering may not work properly.

To confirm, Go to > Settings > About Phone > System Update.

Android System Update

Using hotspot option

Go to Settings > Wireless and Network > Tethering and Mobile hotspot.

Make sure you have set a password for your Wi-Fi hotspot. This way a stranger will not be able to connect to your device and eat your data. Just enable Wireless hotspot option and enable access to your device network.

tethering & portable hotspot option

Using Bluetooth option

You can share your device's internet using Bluetooth.
There is an option called 'Bluetooth tethering' under Tethering and Hotspot menu.
For this, you need to make your device visible to all other devices. Go to Settings > Bluetooth and click on your device and click on the box to confirm.

Now you just need to put your computer's Bluetooth on > search for the devices > and confirm the connection using the pairing method. Pairing may need a small number password which you have kept on your device or any new random number temporary.

Using USB cable

As a normal file transfer method, after connecting USB, a computer will pop up with a message saying whether to install drivers or to skip. Allow install.

Go to Settings > Wireless and Network > Tethering and mobile hotspot and select USB tethering.

After successful connection, a system tray will show a logo confirming the USB tethering on.


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