How to Share WiFi/3G/4G with Android HotSpot / Tethering

For those who don’t know what is tethering, they would have come to this article with various searches in Google. Tethering means sharing the incoming internet connection or data on internet capable devices like tablet PC, mobile phones and other internet enabled devices. The tethering can be done via cable or wirelessly over WiFi or Bluetooth. Tethering is also known by its other name as wireless hotspot.

The wireless hotspot can be done for you mobile phone with the following two classifications –

For Non Rooted Devices

You are lucky if you have Android mobile phone which allows mobile wireless hotspot (most of them). Regardless of Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 or Honeycomb OS you can tether your mobile phone or tablet easily. Follow the procedure mentioned below to tether –

  1. Connect your mobile phone to PC using the USB Cable. The USB Cable connection is must for non-rooted devices because it’s the only procedure by which you can tether such devices.
  2. Go to Home and select Menu  then Setting.
  3. Then go to Wireless and network and select Tethering & Hotspot.
  4. Now check on USB tethering.

Now you mobile would be ready to tether internet through the USB connection and once it’s done it would be shown in the notification at the top of the screen. If you disconnect the USB then USB tethering would be disabled.Wifi Tether

For Rooted Devices

For the Rooted devices it’s quite easy to do. They have ad hoc ability and so they can easily tether wirelessly. So with rooting you would be able to tether internet data from Wi-Fi, 3G and other incoming data network.

The wireless tethering on mobile phone is easy to use and it’s very secure. It allows you to create your own network, SSD & WEP encryption. At most you can connect up to 5 devices to a wireless network.

13 Comments
  1. Reply med April 29, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I have a Xperia U and I can not enable sharing my 3G connection and whenever I active active and I share the 3G turns off and I get a message “Network error occured”
    Please can you help me

  2. Reply med April 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    j’ai un Xperia U et je peux pas activer le partage du 3G et dés que je l’active et j’active le partage le 3G se coupe et je reçois un message “Network error occured”
    SVP pouvez vous m’aider

  3. Reply rabon stewart March 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

    i have a motorola android photon 4g model #mb855 i’m trying to figure out how to turn it in to a hot spot could someone help me figure this out. my phone has a place to cut on hot spot and my computer will connect to it but it has no internet access how do i fix this problem? when i connect it says mobile ip registration response error 67 mobile node failed authentication

  4. Reply ubuntupunk December 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    There is no tethering option on my Galaxy Tab P1010, nothing under Wifi Settings. I have rooted the tablet.

  5. Reply melvin November 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    hi guys…

    when after tethering my wifi to share with another phone..ie.sony erricson x10…when i wanted to off the tethering connection,…my phone get hang..

    advice me…

    thanks alot

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      check with operator whether tethering supports or not!

  6. Reply Crash August 31, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Hi.

    I have an HTC Desire HD running 2.3.3, so I have tethering available. If I connect the ‘phone to a public wifi hotspot, then try to connect my Samsung Galaxy Tab to the ‘phone’s built in wifi hotspot, the ‘phone seems to drop the connection to the public hotspot, connect to 3G and share that with the Tab. Can you share a public hotspot connection through the ‘phone to the Tab?

    (The Tab can’t connect direct to the public hotspot, as the public hotspot access come from my ‘phone provider).

    Thanks in advance,

    Crash

  7. Reply Phynx29 August 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Hi you need to type in *#*#$4636#*#* then automatically in will bring you to another interface of your fone then click on the phone information then scroll down set your preferred network to WCDMA only. then you will get the speed you like.

  8. Reply neeraj August 8, 2011 at 7:28 am

    sir

    i use android 2.2.1,galaxy s5670 im not satisfied with the speed available with gprs and i want to switch to edge can you pls tell me how to access edge services. i use tata docomo .

  9. Reply Ramu Vutukuri August 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    it is not working, showning message as “network error has occurred”

    • Reply Yogesh Patel August 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      Which handset and firmware does you have? Also check whether your mobile phone is rooted or non route, there is altogether a different process for both of them.

  10. Reply S Thiruvengadam August 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Dear Sir

    As per your instructions I upgraded my Galaxy Ace to GB 2.3.4. Again later you said 2.3.3 is good. Accordingly I downloaded the version as per your guide. I connected the phone in download mode. It got connected and downloaded. But when I opened the device it remains in 2.3.4!!!!!. What is the problem? Can anyone of you give me a lead? Please

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