How To Turn Your Android Phone Into Wireless USB Adapter

July 8, 2012 · 5 comments

Do you have a desktop or notebook PC which doesn’t support wireless network card? Are you thinking of spending your hard-earned money on buying a new USB wireless adapter? Hold on for now! In this time of economic slowdown, you may want to save any extra penny that you can. I am going to share with you a tip that will help you turn your android phone into portable wireless USB adapter without costing so much as a dime! Fascinating, eh? Stay with me.

Here are the steps:

  • Turn on the Wi-Fi on your phone by going to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Wi-Fi
  • Connect your phone to desktop or netbook PC using a USB cable that comes with the phone
  • Now go to Settings -> Wireless & networks and selct the USB tethering option

Boom! Your PC is now connected to the wireless network. How difficult was that? Neither You need to install any special hardware nor you have to install any apps to take advantage of this valuable feature. USB tethering can be used on any phone running on android OS version 2.2 and onwards. If you are having any configuration issues, you may want to take a look at Android Devices: Tethering and Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots

So what are you waiting for? Go, get your hands dirty with this handy trick and don’t forget to share this post if you benefit from it. Keep geeking and keep experimenting!


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

garrett July 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

this only works if you have a tethering plan on your phone. if you don’t pay for the tethering plan, this will NOT work!


csd December 8, 2012 at 8:44 am

only in america


panda June 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm

garrett, this is for using it as a wifi adapter i think. thus you should connect your phone to your home’s wifi then connect it to your computer


qwertyq December 28, 2013 at 12:35 pm

This is not even close to being true. “any phone running on android OS version 2.2 and onwards.” No.. Just no. It’s only true for basically 50% of phones, certainly not “any.”


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