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 –
- 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.
- Go to Home and select Menu then Setting.
- Then go to Wireless and network and select Tethering & Hotspot.
- 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.
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.