How can my Android use my computer’s Internet connection?

Mike Salisbury March 23, 2013
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Have USB from Android mid 2.2 into my main computer which is online, but can’t figure out how to connect Android to internet.

  1. Pasha
    August 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Let me make it easy for you and answer in the simplest way possible. No, you cannot use your computer's internet connection with your phone (called reverse tethering) using a USB cable UNLESS you root your phone and install/modify some software and settings. Rooting is not easy or available for all phones and if you donot know what Wifi is then I wouldn't venture into something that can potentialy brick your phone. The only other option is Wifi hotspot software (like connectify etc) on your computer that can simplify things and provide you internet connection using wifi connection. But your computer and phone both need to have wifi capability for this.

  2. devid das
    July 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    i got no cd with my android...Is there any way to connect it with my pc internet using usb cable.

    • THE boss........
      July 28, 2013 at 10:15 am

      these all are jerks
      you just dwnload software called "Virtual Wifi Plus".It ia a freeware
      from it you can easily share your ethernet from a wifi enabled Laptop....

  3. kishore
    July 11, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Hi there, possibly there is any particular purpose for you to use Ethernet to get in touch your current telephone? The best alternative is always to use WI-FI. With that said, you could attempt utilizing connection:

  4. Rajesh S
    April 23, 2013 at 8:19 am

    what you are asking is my friend is called "Reverse tethering on Android phone " preferable without rootig u'r phone.
    you can use the software connectify and do the configuration as required ..
    for help refer to this page
    http://webtotech.com/reverse-tethering-on-android-phone-without-rooting
    Hope this help

  5. Faishal Akbar
    March 30, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Use Connectify at connectify.me to share your internet with another device in your range (including your anroid too!). If you using Ad-Hoc Network it just works for windows-to-windows computer only. not with your android (except your android have Windows Operting system XD ). or, buy some wifi router and share your connection.

  6. FIDELIS
    March 25, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Hello, is there any particular reason why you need to use ethernet to connect your phone? The easiest choice would be to use wireless. Having said that, you could try using connectify:

    http://www.connectify.me/

    You could probably use Virtual Router:

    http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/

  7. Arpit Nadda
    March 25, 2013 at 6:45 am

    If you want to use your PC's or laptop's Internet connection for your phone, you can install a software MyPublicWiFi. It will make your computer act as a wifi hotspot and you can connect to Internet from your android easily.
    But you can't use a usb cable to use your computer's Internet connection for your phone, but you can do the reverse easily.

  8. Rajaa Chowdhury
    March 25, 2013 at 2:53 am

    I guess what you want to do is USB tethering to access internet on your Android phone to utilize your PC internet connection. Install Auto USB tethering from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.tdtran.autousbtethering&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsIm9yZy50ZHRyYW4uYXV0b3VzYnRldGhlcmluZyJd and then connect to your PC via the usb cord of your phone. Let it sense and have your internet connection on your PC on. After it is sensed and tethered automatically, you should be go to go.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      March 25, 2013 at 2:56 am

      OR is it actually you want to reverse tether as I previously mis-understood. For reverse tethering, you need to root your device and then install any free reverse tether app from Google Play.

  9. Christine St Syr Griffin
    March 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I would use wifi, unless you don't have wifi access..., christine

  10. shaurya gupta
    March 24, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Connectify.me This will transform your pc into a Hotspot. Both free and paid versions are available.

    • Mike S
      March 25, 2013 at 4:50 am

      how does one acquire wifi?

    • susendeep dutta
      March 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      You need to have your internet cable connected to a Wi-Fi router to access Wi-Fi.SOme well known brands are DLink,Linksys,Asus etc..

    • shanmukh
      August 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      yaaa i've tried it but it says it is a broken file and try re downloading it can u please upload me the file

  11. Joel Thomas
    March 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I recommend reading this article http://www.techfreeks.com/share-pc-internet-connection-with-android-phone/ as suggested by Chinmay Sarupria

  12. Aaron Palovchak
    March 24, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Connectify

  13. Chinmay Sarupria
    March 24, 2013 at 6:58 am

    1) How to Connect Your Android to Your PC’s Internet Connection Over USB
    http://www.howtogeek.com/117118/how-to-connect-your-android-to-your-pcs-internet-connection-over-usb/

    2) Share PC Internet Connection With Your Android Phone Via USB
    http://www.techfreeks.com/share-pc-internet-connection-with-android-phone/

  14. Alan Wade
    March 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Another reply that seem to have disappeared......................................

  15. justinpot
    March 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I understand what you're asking, but why would you want to do this instead of using WiFi? Just curious.

    • Mike S
      March 24, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      what is wi fi?

    • susendeep dutta
      March 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      A Wi-Fi is a way to connect to internet from a device wirelessly.It's just like using a mobile phone with internet.I hope you are getting my point.

      With Wi-Fi,you can browse and access inetrnet in your sofa without wires connected to any terminal.

      Click to know more detailed information about Wi-Fi

    • IslandGirl
      July 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      In my case I am reading this thread, as my MID android tablet refuses to connect via WifI, so I am trying to figure out how to tether it via usb. Also it did not come with any CD for drivers.

  16. ha14
    March 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    try connectify
    http://www.connectify.me/

    Access internet via USB net: share Windows internet connection to android phone
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1429734

    • Mike S
      March 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you good sire,now, how do I change my name to just initials?

    • ha14
      March 24, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      could you clarify change my name to just initials?

    • Mike S
      March 24, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      on my profile of this site.

    • ha14
      March 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

      The profile name is taken from social network account, if you want to use another name name then you have to login from other social network account.
      similar question here
      http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/how-can-i-edit-my-profile-name-on-makeuseof/

  17. Alan Wade
    March 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    You should have an installation CD that come with your phone. Once you have installed the required program, when you connect your phone via your usb cable it will ask what you want to do. Just select online connection.

    • Naman Munet
      March 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      you should first install the cd or PC suite which come with your mobile phone....then connet the mobile with pc via USB cable then choose internet....it works.

    • Mike S
      March 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      was a gift, no cd came with it.

    • arvind singh
      August 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      i install virtual box android in my windows8 pc. now i want use net in android by dongle. so how can i use net in android by dongle?

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