How to share internet from PC to Android

Most of us are very familiar with USB or WiFi tethering , as a method of sharing the Internet connection from an android phone with other devices  . But fairly a very few of us are familiar with the opposite process , Reverse tethering .

Reverse tethering is possible . Using reverse tethering you can share your Computer’s internet connection with your Android phone through an USB data cable . which is in fact a very useful feature in case you don’t have WiFi router to share your PC’s internet connection .

Requirements :

1. Drivers for your Android phone

2. Android Reverse Tethering Tool

PC’s internet connection with your Android over USB

Step 1:

Connect your Android phone with your PC using an USB data cable and ensure that USB debugging is enabled on your phone .  (  Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging > Turn On )

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Step 2:

Extract the downloaded zip file and run the AndroidTool.exe file .

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Step 3:

From the Android reverse tethering utility , select your phone from the “ Select a device “ drop down box and then from the “ Select DNS to use “ dropdown box  , select a DNS ( Choose anything apart from 192.168.1.1 ) .

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Step 4:

Click on the Connect button to start the reverse tethering process . The utility will then connect with your android phone and install the required apps on your phone . If the utility crashes simply run it over again .

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Step 5:

After the required apps have been installed on your phone , You will be prompted to grant root access to the USB tunnel app . Tap on “Grant” to provide root access to the app and you can access your Computer’s internet connection on your phone .

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Thats it and now you will be able to access your Computer’s internet on your Android phone. You might be prompted with an No network connection error in intervals , its nothing to worry about and you can click ok to proceed further .

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This is method for those who use windows computer, in case of linux and mac you can refer these link for more details Windows, Linux & Mac . And also if any problem occurs like your computer not detected your Android phone try to use this drivers

Reverse tethering is possible . Using reverse tethering you can share your Computer’s internet connection with your Android phone through an USB data cable . which is in fact a very useful feature in case you don’t have WiFi router to share your PC’s internet connection .

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3 thoughts on “How to share internet from PC to Android

    Eddie Two Hawks said:
    February 6, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    this is a cool feature. don’t know if I will ever use it, however.

    rishavsagar said:
    April 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    device connect not shwoing my device .
    im conneted with usb and also dubed it

    plz help

    newhorrizone said:
    September 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing this helpful post, I was just looking for this technique to connect over a USB data cable.

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