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    I am having a problem tethering (for first time) a PC running Windows XP to my LG-VS700 phone running Android 2.3.4. When setting this up, my phone setting showed Mobil e Broadband Connect grayed out.

    When I connected the USB cable to both devices, I think it may have automatically thought it was a storage device. Anyway, that's the way it was treating it. On the phone it says it cannot tether when USB storage is in use. From my PC I can see my phone's files, and it's treating it like. USB storage device.

    Is this sabotage on the phone side by Verizon, since Mobile Broadband Connect is grayed out? Is it wanting special software or a different plan (illegal, I think)?

    I know I need to tell my phone to tether and to tell my PC to use the tetherxp.inf driver, but I don't know what else to do to get there.

    I have read many related articles but cannot find my way out of this exact situation. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
     

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    I think I made a little progress.... changed phone default connection mode to Modem vice Mass Storage and reconnected. Different driver installed automatically (LG AndroidNet for VZW USB Modem). Not sure how to get tetherxp involved here.
     
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    jamal540, welcome to the site :) !

    Yes, part of your problem is what you solved, you must take your phone out of USB storage mode and switch it to Modem mode. And you are correct, it has a tiny bit to do with tetherxp.inf file, but I believe there's a bit more.

    I don't know if you read this thread here:

    Solution: Windows XP SP2 (and lower) problem with USB tethering

    but it fixed it for me long ago. I used the "Install Microsoft Hotfix KB959765" portion of that post. Motocache1 is a real fart smeller and puts his info out there in alot of detail; that said though, it is in the details and careful reading (and re-reading) is highly recommended. Or even print it out as well to double check it.

    good luck.
     

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