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How To Tether Your Cell Phone Using PdaNet

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Tether Your Android Phone to Your Computer
Connect your Android device to your computer to use PdaNet for tethering

Connect your Android device to your computer to use PdaNet for tethering

Melanie Pinola

Step 4: Connect Your Android Phone to Your Computer to Share the Internet Connection

Once the software has been installed on both your Android phone and your laptop, you can share your phone's Internet connection with your computer. To connect over USB:

  • Go to the PdaNet app on your smartphone and select "Enable USB Tether," then use the USB cable to connect the device to your laptop.
  • You'll get a pop-up window on the laptop that you can click to connect the phone to PdaNet.
  • You may also or alternately have to click on the PdaNet icon in your taskbar, and select "Connect Internet."

To connect via Bluetooth, the steps are pretty much the same, except you will select "Enable Bluetooth DUN" in the Android app and pair your Android phone with your laptop via Bluetooth rather than via the USB cable.

You should then see the joyful "Connected!" notification on your laptop and be able to surf the Web (albeit not that fast) using your Android's data connection.

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