December 28th, 2011, 05:28 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2,
Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE
Carrier: Not Provided
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Not sure what you mean. USB tethering is for you to go internet on the PC while using the phone as a modem. For that the modem needs a 3G data line. I have used it before and it worked fine for me.
But reading your post, it seemed like you want it to be the other way round. That is you want the phone to share your PC internet connection. For that, I've read that you need the PC to be connected to the internet via wired. Then you need to make your PC a wifi hotspot and connect the phone to that wifi. That said, I've tried it for the heck of it, but I couldn't make it work. I suspect that is because I didn't set up the PC properly.
But then again, if I am going online heavily using the PC, then I would be using the PC. The phone is just for some browsing, games, updates which I keep within my data limit.
Anyway, just clarify what it is that you wish to do, and perhaps someone who have done it both ways can help you.