Apr 23, 2012
Normally, we utilize our Android smartphone’s 3G connection on our desktop or laptop computer to connect to the Internet. We do this to email, send tweets, read RSS feeds, surf the Web and many more. For the unfamiliar this method of sharing an existing connection to another device is called ‘tethering’. Most often it is done using a USB sych/recharge cable to create a connection between the smartphone and another electronic device that will consume the existing Internet connection. In this post you will know how to share PC Internet connection on Android device.
You could be in a scenario that you want to utilize your office computer’s high-speed DSL connection on your smartphone to download apps, watch YouTube videos or surf the Web. Also, you may want to do ‘reverse’ tether if you don’t have a mobile data plan. Luckily there’s a unique Android app that will allow you to do just that.
Enter Reverse Tether Android app. By installing this app on your smartphone you can now utilized your computer’s existing Internet connection on your Android device. By the name it suggests it works the other way around by allowing your Android-tether capable device to hook up with your computer’s Internet connection. This way you no longer have to suffer from paying your local telco for the extra charges.
To make this app to work you need to have a rooted Android device. If your device were already rooted, just download the Reverse Tether app from Google Play store and install. On your desktop or laptop computer, you do not have to install anything. But take note that this app will work only if your smartphone has a ‘tether option’. So check your device’s manual first before buying this app for $5. But if you don’t want to spend a single dime on this app you can try it for a couple of days before the trial period expires.
Could this app be of great help to you? What tools or software do you have that allows you to share PC Internet connection on your phone? Tell us what you think by posting your comments below. Have a nice day!