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How to tether phone internet connection to computer

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Northumbrian, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Northumbrian

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    I hope this a sensible place to ask this question: I am going away for one week. There'll be no access to wireless hotspots etc, but I hope I'll have a phone signal most of the time. I will need to access the internet with my computer (rather than just the phone) whilst I am away.

    I was thinking of getting one of those usb dongle things to connect the computer, but then got to thinking that I have an unlimited data plan on my phone - and so I wonder if there is a way to use this connection for my laptop.

    If anyone can give me any step-by-step instructions on how to do it, I'd be very grateful (either that, or tell me it just won't work!)
    Thanks for being here.
     

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    Just connect your Desire to your computer using the USB cable.

    When you connect it, change the connection type to USB tethering.
     
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    Thanks for this. It all started so well... I connected the phone, and chose the option to share the phone's internet connection. Windows 'found new hardware ' called 'Android phone' (that seemed full of promise) but failed to find anything it needed. Eventually I got a 'your new hardware might not work correctly' message, and I can't get any further.

    I realise this is beyond the scope of the android forum, but if anyone knows what I could do before giving up, I'd be grateful.

    If Bill G had a dollar for every time someone's Windows installation didn't work properly... oh wait - he does.
     
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    Try installing HTC Sync.
     
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    Yea I think you need to install HTC sync software so your PC has all the drivers. Be warned though, using data abroad costs a fortune! I used mine for a week on and off and my bill rose to
     
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