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Support USB Tethering Using Home Wireless or 3g?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kelby232, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Kelby232

    Kelby232 Well-Known Member
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    Hello,

    I am wondering if when I use USB tethering my nexus to my PC am I using my home wireless network or the mobile 3G network.

    Right now My phone is connected to my home wireless network.
    I am typing this on my PC which is getting an internet connection from nexus.
    Is my PC using my home wireless' data or the mobile 3g data?
     

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  2. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member
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    It will use whatever data network your phone is currently connected to. So in this case, your wifi. So you are basically using your phone as a glorified wifi dongle.

    Once your off the wifi network, you will (obviously) switch back to the mobile 2G/3G/4G/100G network.
     
  3. acoolphone

    acoolphone Well-Known Member
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    What about to a tablet?

    I have the Samsung Rugby phone and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, can the tab be tethered to the phone so tab can access the internet via the phone's 4G connection?

    Tks
     
  4. kevindroid

    kevindroid Well-Known Member
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    welcome to the forum. yes you can tether your tablet. hope you enjoy your stay here
     
  5. acoolphone

    acoolphone Well-Known Member
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    Thanks. Do you have a reference or link that can help?
     
  6. rockyfeller

    rockyfeller New Member
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    I found an app called Bluevpn that I installed on my tab that allows me to connect to the internet through my rugby 2
     
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