Can I share my PC’s Internet connection with my Android phone via USB?

Vikas Singh January 4, 2013
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I have a Sony Xperia Tipo and I am wondering if I can share my PC’s Internet with my Android phone without rooting?

I would like to use USB, not Wi-Fi – is there any app that will allow me to do this on Google Play?

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  1. Sam Rosario
    May 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I dont think its possible via USB. Even if its possible thru some software i wud suggest you not to play around with those apps. Because I was trying to do the same few days back, I have a broadband connection and wanted to set up my HP laptop as wifi router thru inbuilt win 7 feature thru adhoc connection. But the HP guys told me its not possible using broadband connection and that i will need WLAN connection. So I tried Connectify, Hotspot, Wifi virtual and each and every app i got in google search. But each and every app didnt work. Instead the apps fiddled with my firewall and since then i notice my laptop misbehaves a little sometimes. So my suggestion is do not try any such apps. If at all you want to share your laptops internet i wud suggest you to buy a wifi router which costs some INR 1000 here.

  2. Rajesh S
    April 23, 2013 at 7:46 am

    well u can try connectify software steps are given in this site

    and if require try get a inexpensive usb device on ebay

  3. Vishaka Raj
    March 3, 2013 at 6:57 am

    You are looking for reverse tethering option via USB. i found a good working tutorial here
    Try this site, it may help.

  4. Saurabh Kumar
    January 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    You can share and there are apps also but for that u need rooted android device....
    Try this site, it may help.

  5. Junil Maharjan
    January 6, 2013 at 5:04 am

    You cannot share internet through usb from pc to phone.

  6. Jim Chambers
    January 5, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    You could try an inexpensive USB to Ethernet adapter for Android.

  7. Rajaa Chowdhury
    January 5, 2013 at 2:31 am

    You are looking for reverse tethering option via USB. You can check this article on how to do it :

  8. ha14
    January 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    How to Share Internet Connection Between PC and Android Phone Using WiFi

    • Chris Marcoe
      April 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      He didn't want to use Wifi...

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