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Htc phone as Internet pass through to connect W8 laptop / Tablet

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Htc phone as Internet pass through to connect W8 laptop / Tablet


    Hi there
    On an HTC phone there is an option to use this as an Internet pass through (or I suppose a "Virtual Router").

    I'm late to the world of smartphones etc so this might seem like a stupid question - but I would like to connect a PC and / or a tablet at times via the phone's Internet Connection (since it's paid for !!).

    Any Ideas anyone -- phone is an HTC using the Android OS.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    You will need to install the native Windows driver for your phone, I'm guessing. Depending on what model you have will affect what drivers you will need to download. They can usually be found on the manufacturer's website.

    Then you need to enable USB tethering from the phone (found under WiFi settings). Check these articles:
    How to tether your HTC EVO 4G -- for free - Computerworld Blogs

    Get USB Tethering on HTC HD7

    Then you need to set it up as whatever kind of network you prefer. It will usually show up as a LAN adapter.

    Use this guide if you're interested in using WiFi and a tether at the same time:
    Network Adapters - Using Multiple Programs and Network Adapters

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    deleted -- get double post when using mobile phone and laptop via passthrough
    jimbo
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Thanks
    Tried to +1 rep you
    but it didn't work but in any case thanks the HTC drivers all work and I'm typing this on a Laptop on a UK Hull Trains service going from Hull UK to London and then on to Belgium via the London Brussels Eurostar where I'm on a decent long term assignment. The computer connected just fine via the phone -- need the laptop as well for online EXCEL / VPN access so using Phone and laptop together --- excellent -- Thanks.


    Little glitch though using laptop and phone with pass through -- got double post !!

    Not sure if it was my inexperience or the way the pass through is working

    Mods can you delete first post

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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