How to Install Mobile Internet on a Phone
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The modern world is literally saturated with high-speed Internet. Home PCs are connected to fiber optic networks, and Wi-Fi zones are universally available outside the home. However, sometimes situations arise when the user at the most necessary moment is left without an Internet connection, even in the familiar environment. For example, there may be problems on the provider’s side or on a long trip you cannot find a wireless Internet point. In such cases, you can connect the Internet through a mobile phone. The main condition for this is that the mobile phone or smartphone must be equipped with 3G and Wi-Fi Internet modules.
There are 3 main ways to connect the Internet to a PC using a cell phone:
- Use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot
- Set the phone as a usb modem
- Create a PC connection via phone
We will analyze in detail each of these methods.
Phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot
The easiest way to connect your computer to the Internet using a mobile gadget is to turn your mobile phone into a wireless access point. We will tell you how to do this using a smartphone on the Android version six.
Open the settings, click on “” and select “Modem Mode”. Next, select “Wi-Fi hotspot.” After you turn on the access point, the name of this point and a password to enter will appear. You can also set up a WPS connection to access the Internet safely. The system will ask you to choose one of two connection modes: by pressing a button or through a PIN code.
Here you can see the number of connected or blocked users.
The last step is to set up a wireless network in the settings of your PC. If everything is done correctly, start the mobile Internet on your device, and the computer will see your phone as an access point. All that remains is to enter the password and you can work.
Note that connecting a computer through an access point on the phone has two significant drawbacks:
- The “Access Point” function loads the battery heavily, so the Android phone discharges quite quickly.
- The computer must be equipped with a Wi-Fi module. Therefore, this method is suitable, for the most part, for laptops.
Connect the phone to the computer as a usb modem
The second way with which you can connect your computer to the Internet is more complicated, but it is suitable for both a desktop PC and a laptop, and it does not require a Wi-Fi module. We will analyze this method in steps:
Step 1. You need to connect the phone to the computer using a usb cable.
Step 2. The computer will inform you that the necessary drivers have been installed, and a window will appear on the phone screen with a choice of usb connection. Click Cancel.
Step 3. In the phone’s settings, select “” and then click on “Modem Mode”. Here you need to click on the button that turns on the usb modem.
Step 4. The computer will begin to install the necessary drivers. You will need to allow the connection to the modem that the phone has turned into and indicate the type of connection. After that, the Internet on the computer will be connected.
As a rule, the modem driver is installed in the memory of the smartphone itself. Sometimes, such software may be on the disk bundled with the device. We also draw the attention of those who use a computer with an operating system older than Windows 7. To connect the Internet via a cell phone in this way, you will need to download and install all the necessary drivers yourself.
Create a new PC connection for the phone
You can access the Internet from a computer through a telephone by creating a new connection. This method also consists of several steps:
Step 1. Connect the phone to the computer via the usb cable. As described above, the system itself will install all the necessary drivers from the gadget’s memory.
Step 2. Next, you need to create a new Internet connection. Open the “Control Panel” on the computer, then select “Internet and Network” and click on “Network and Sharing Center”. Here you need to select the line “Configure a new network connection”. After that, the “Establish a network connection” dialog should appear. Here you need to click on the line “Configure phone connection”, and then on the “Next” button.
Step 3. Now the system will ask you to enter your username and password about the service provider and the number to be dialed. This is usually 9 # or 99 #.
If everything is done correctly, it remains to click the “Connect” button, after which the computer will gain access to the Internet through a mobile phone. If you managed to do everything right, then the PC will connect to the Internet.
This method also has a couple of disadvantages:
- The quality and speed of connection depends on the service provider
- If the owner of the phone uses an unfixed tariff, connecting through a new access point can quickly empty the mobile account.
One way or another, all three methods by which you can connect a computer to the Internet using a telephone are designed for full-fledged work on the Web. You just have to make sure that the smartphone is charged, and there are enough funds on the account.
You can also watch a training on connecting a computer to the Internet.
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