How to Connect Internet to Computer via USB
A smartphone is a mobile device that combines the functions of a regular telephone for voice communication and various multimedia features. One of these features is connecting to 3G / 4G networks to access the Internet. In this regard, many users have a question, is it possible, and how to connect a computer to the Internet via a smartphone?
0.1. Scheme of connecting a computer to the Internet via a smartphone
The answer to these questions is possible, and it is quite simple to do. However, for this, your smartphone must be connected to the network of an operator, there must be funds on the account, and you also need to set the operator’s settings. It is worth noting that the operator’s settings, as a rule, are entered automatically, immediately after you install the SIM card. If this does not happen, you should call support and contact the operator who will send an SMS message with automatic settings for your device.
1. So, how to connect the Internet to a computer via a smartphone
There are two ways to connect a PC to the Internet via a smartphone:
- Connect your smartphone to a PC using a USB cable and use the device as a 3G / 4G modem.
- Turn on the access point on the smartphone and distribute the Internet via a wireless Wi-Fi network.
Both options work fine, and also do not require special knowledge and settings. However, for the second method, a Wi-Fi adapter must be installed on the computer to communicate with the smartphone. The first method is suitable for absolutely every computer and smartphone. At the same time, a USB cable is included with each device.
1.1. How to connect the Internet to a computer via a smartphone via Wi-Fi connection
As mentioned above, to connect the Internet to a PC via a smartphone via Wi-Fi, a Wi-Fi adapter must be installed on the computer, which will allow you to connect two devices and transfer data between them. If an adapter is available, then in order to open access to the Internet on a smartphone, you must enable data transfer through the mobile network. After that, in the settings of the wireless networks, in the “Wi-Fi settings” item, you need to enable the access point.
In this mode, the smartphone connects to the mobile Internet and distributes it via Wi-Fi to the computer. On the PC, it remains only to turn on the Wi-Fi adapter and select your smartphone from the proposed list of available networks. After that, you will get access to the mobile Internet on your computer.
1.2. How to connect the Internet to a computer via a USB via a smartphone
To use your smartphone as a USB modem, you will need to install the appropriate drivers on your computer. This is no difficulty, since the driver is not difficult to find and download from the network. And it’s completely free.
After installing the drivers, you can connect the smartphone to the PC. Further in the settings of the smartphone you need to go to the menu “other networks”. Here you will see various options, including the “access point” and “modem” items. In some models, these two points are combined into one point “modem and access point”.
2. Using a mobile phone as a modem Windows 7:
In the “modem” or “modem and access point” item, you just need to check the box to enable the USB modem. After that, the smartphone will go into modem mode, and a message about installing the software will appear on the computer. If everything is done correctly and the correct drivers are installed, the computer will automatically connect to the mobile Internet via a smartphone.
Now you know how to connect the Internet to a PC via a smartphone. However, in some cases, there is a need to connect the smartphone to the Internet via a PC. This is done if you do not have a Wi-Fi router, and there is a need to access high-speed Internet on your smartphone.