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 an extra penny that you can. I am going to share with you a tip that will help you turn your android phone into a 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 -> Mobile Hotspot and Tethering and select 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
Note: As mentioned in the Google thread above, some phones might not support WiFi connection sharing. In that case, you can turn on the mobile data and share it with your computer using USB tethering or Mobile hotspot option.
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!