How to connect the Internet to a computer via a smartphone

Android phone as a modem for a computer via USB cable

It’s no secret that you can give the Internet from the phone to other mobile devices and computers. And in this article I will show how to use the phone on OS android as a modem for a computer, or laptop. When connecting using a USB cable. This scheme is suitable primarily for stationary computers who do not have a Wi-Fi module. And connect them to the Wi-Fi access point, which can also be launched on the phone, we will not succeed.

Almost all smartphones on Android can distribute mobile Internet (in modem mode) via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB cable. How to configure the Wi-Fi access point, I already showed in these articles:

But if you have a PC, or Wi-Fi does not work on a laptop, then you simply cannot connect your computer to a Wi-Fi network. In this case, you can use USB cable. Connect the phone with the computer, and enable the “USB modem” mode on the phone. And on the computer there will be access to the Internet via the phone (via mobile operator).

Когда телефон работает как модем именно по кабелю, то он сразу заражается от компьютера. And if you use it as a Wi-Fi access point, the battery sits very quickly, and it has to be connected all the time to charging.

I checked on the Samsung Galaxy J5. Everything is very simple. No need to install some drivers on the computer, create connections, etc. D. Just turn on mobile data on the phone (Internet via Edge, 3G, 4G). We connect by USB to the computer and activate the “USB modem” mode in the settings.

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I think that this function works exactly the same on all phones that work on Android. I can’t check it now on phones from Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Sony, LG, etc. D., But if there are any differences in the settings and names, then they are not critical.

Internet distribution from computer to phone via USB

Not all users know how to transfer the Internet from a computer to a phone via USB. You can do this using USB. This is necessary:

  • Using a cable, connect a smartphone to a computer or laptop.
  • Go to the “System” section.
  • In the “System” find the menu item “On the phone”, scroll to the very bottom, click on the line “assembly number” twice.
  • The inscription “You. Developer” will appear on the screen.
  • In the “USB” section, configure the default USB configuration.
  • Select a USB modem.

Further actions may differ, depending on the specific model of the smartphone, versions of the Android or iOS operating system.

Pros and cons, features for Android and iPhone

Internet distribution through USB has the following advantages. Simplicity and speed of the procedure. However, some problems may arise for Android and iPhone. First of all, it is necessary to make sure that the Internet from a mobile phone is accepted, although, in accordance with standard parameters, not a reception is configured, but the transmission. It should also be borne in mind that the distribution function on new smartphones with the latest version of the Android operating system is initially disconnected, therefore, to activate it must be installed by third.Party programs and applications.

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Specialists who are testing such applications and programs note that they are not always able to launch them. For example, if the program starts on the computer, it may not start on the laptop. It is difficult to say why this is happening: most likely, the reason is in the network adapter, which does not turn on as a DHCP server. In this regard, the performance of the distribution function for new androids cannot be guaranteed 100 %.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that for Android a distribution is easier than a phone with the iOS operating system. The set of standard functions of the Android initially includes an option that allows you to create a local network by connecting standard tools via USB system.

To implement this function, only the smartphone, cable and computer are needed, which is connected to the Internet. The main thing is to properly adjust the phone settings.

Attention! You need to change the subnets and IP address masks, while the error will only lead to the complete impossibility of distribution by only one digit.

Can be distributed on phones with the Android and iOS operating system

How to turn on the Internet on a computer via a wi-fi phone

The easiest and most convenient way to distribute the Internet from your smartphone to a laptop is using Wi-Fi. In order to do this, you need to turn on the access point:

  • Firstly, you need to go into the smartphone settings;
  • Next, select the item “Modem mode”;
  • In it you need to select the section “Access point”;
  • The final stage is the setting of the access point: creating a password, selection of the type of security and the purpose of the name for the Wi-Fi network.
  • Now you can activate the newly created access point and connect to it from any device (laptop). When connecting, you will need to enter the password that at the previous stage was indicated in the smartphone settings.

The Internet through an access point created on a smartphone works as well as through a router. The speed and stability of the connection directly depend on what conditions the mobile operator offers and how well the smartphone accepts the mobile network signal.

It is safe to distribute the Internet via Wi-Fi, but only for the condition that the type of protection type WPA2 is indicated in the settings and a rather difficult password is installed. Otherwise, strangers will be able to connect to your Internet. If this happens, then in theory, they will be able to intercept traffic and find out passwords, as well as get information about which sites you visit. Good password. Security security.

Distribution of mobile Internet on a laptop over a Wi-Fi network

Wi-Fi connection is the easiest and most convenient way to organize an access point.

  • Go into the smartphone settings.
  • Open the menu of wireless networks (the section can be called differently, depending on the model of the mobile device).
  • Go to the “Modem mode” section.
  • Turn on the “Wi-Fi access point”.
  • If necessary, set the password and other network parameters (for example, “hidden”).
  • Update the list of Wi-Fi connections on the computer and connect to the created access point.
  • Open a browser and go to any site to check the presence and speed of the signal.

Additional Information. The stability of the Internet connection, as well as the speed at which the data is transmitted, depend on the conditions of the mobile operator, as well as the quality of signal reception on the smartphone.

Connection configuration via Bluetooth

Communication can be created with equipment, equipped with this module: laptops, tablets, smartphones. The technique is used as a Bluetooth riot, to obtain a stable connection, customer equipment should be located closer than 8 meters. All devices should be activated by the adapter of the same name.

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To create a ligament, a standard algorithm is used:

  • On the cellular, the Internet 3G/4G is turned on.
  • From the main menu you need to go to “Wireless Networks”, there to also move the slider from Bluetooth to an active position.
  • In the same subsection, the “Available Devices” block is selected and it notes the device that needs to be given the right to visit the Internet. If there are several gadgets, then the ligament is formed alternately.
  • After performing the operation on the display, a window will occur with a request for a mission. After reconciliation of the code, you must click on the label “connect” on both devices.
  • In additional BS settings, the “modem regime” subsection opens and the Bluetooth model is activated.

Important! After the process is completed, the results of the changes are preserved, and computer equipment receives the right to enter the World Wide Web. In parallel, the smartphone can be used as a router for a computer via USB, to correctly configure it to perform the process.

Through Bluetooth

The list of disadvantages of such a connection is presented:

  • The ability to connect only one additional device;
  • A slower Internet speed;
  • Easy accession of attackers to the line;
  • Interception or plug of Bluetooth signal;
  • The absence of the necessary fee on a stationary computer, which will entail additional expenses for the purchase of a separate external router.

Important! Before binding Bluetooth, you need to make sure that the adapter is included on each of the devices.

Instructions for Android phones and other devices supporting the USB modem mode

Suitable for official phones firmware from Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei, as well as for Cyanogenmod and Miui firmware. You can also check the performance of this instruction on your device, even if it does not fit the above criteria.

  • Turn off all the installed firewalls (Apndroid, Droid Wall, and T.P.);
  • We turn on the Internet;
  • We connect the phone and computer by USB;
  • When requesting, set the necessary drivers;
  • Turn on the USB modem mode in the settings of your device;
  • Now you can share the Internet from the device and use its capabilities.

Way to settings for different phone models

After that, you can use the Internet from Android on a USB computer.

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Internet distribution from the phone via USB

Most often this method is used to share the Internet with PC. Since there are usually no Wi-Fi receiver on stationary computers, and they cannot be connected to the phone’s access point.

From Android phone, you can only give the Internet to computers with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, XP. On the Mac from the Android on the cable it will not be possible to distribute. But with the iPhone you can share the Internet on USB both with computers on Windows and on Mac OS.

The phone on Android can be connected to the Wi-Fi network and receive the Internet through it, and not from a cellular operator. Work as a Wi-Fi receiver. If the phone has an active Wi-Fi connection, then try to turn off the mobile Internet.

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Android as a USB modem

  • Connect the phone to the computer using a USB cable.
  • We go to the settings, to the section “Modem and access point” or “”. “Modem mode”. We activate the item “USB modem”.
  • Access to the Internet should appear on the computer. A separate adapter (Remote NDIS BASED Internet sharing) will appear in the network connection.

Detailed instructions:

Iphone as a USB modem

  • Connect the iPhone using a USB cable to a computer.
  • In the settings, in the “Modem mode” section, we activate the “allow others” item.
  • After setting up on the computer, an active Internet connection will appear.
  • If it does not work, then install ites on the computer, restart it and try to connect it again.

Information about setting up this function on the iPhone is in this article.

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We connect the Internet to a computer via a modem with a SIM card

If there is no cable Internet, but it catches poorly on a mobile phone, you can use 3G/4G modem to communicate. What are their pluses? There are universal modems that are suitable for any mobile operator and you can insert any SIM there. With good coating, the quality and speed of the Internet is decent.

Take a modem for the perspective of 4G/LTE, Hi-Link categories. This means that you do not need to put a special program on the computer. It is already inside the modem. It is updated by itself, which means that its firmware will be in the current state.

When using the modem, the computer may not start an automatic start (I have this function disconnected by antivirus). Through the conductor, we manually start a launch file on behalf of the administrator: after the first launch, labels on the desktop may appear. This is fine. Then we must update the firmware: with a successful connection, the modem diode should burn continuously in blue or red (depending on which network he caught). If the diode blinks, it means problem.

In addition, you can connect antennas, 3G signal amplifiers to the modem, active purchased antennas. For example, I had a house in the village in the lowland and the Internet successfully flew by somewhere high. In such situations, the signal amplifier does not help, since there is nothing to strengthen, and did not buy it.

I had a mast with a television antenna on the house. I decided to make the antenna Kharchenko, information on the Internet is full. Installed, experimentally oriented on the tower, achieved the best quality of the signal. The Internet has appeared. Not a city of course, but to be in touch, there was enough.

We connect a computer to a Wi-Fi network via Android device as an adapter

First I advise you to turn off the mobile Internet on your phone. Just turn off the data transmission through the cellular network. It’s just in case. To know exactly that Wi-Fi connection is used.

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Of course, your phone should be connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Using a USB cable, connect the phone to the computer. He will work not only as an adapter, but will also become infected.

We go to the settings on the phone, to the “connection” section, then go to the “access point and the modem” and turn on the “USB modem” (general access to the Internet connection on this phone).

Access to the Internet will immediately appear on the computer via the phone.

Just another network adapter will appear. I have Ethernet 4 (Remote NDIS BASED Internet SHARING DEVICE). You may have another. It does not matter.

To stop using your smartphone as a Wi-Fi receiver, just turn off the “USB-model” function in the settings, or turn off the phone from the computer.

In the same way, you can use the tablet on Android.

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