Monday, October 29, 2012

How to Use Android Phone as a Modem

In this post I am gonna show you how to use Your Android 4.1 (Jelly beans)  Phone as a Modem to access internet in your Tablet/Laptop.
There are three ways to do this.

1.Wireless : This is the easiest and simplest way.This will create a wireless network.There is no need to have USB cable. Just follow these steps:

  • In your Smart phone go to Settings -> More -> Mobile networks. checks on the Data enabled and set your access point name and Network Operators.
  • Now go to Settings -> More -> Tethering & Portable hotspot. Click on the Setup Wi-Fi Hotspot and set SSID and Password. Password must have at least 8 characters. Click on save.
  • Now Enable Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Go to your laptop, iPad or any device which supports WiFi, search for available wireless networks and select “AndroidAP” option.
  • Thats it. You are now connected with internet. Just go to your Browser and open google.com.

2. PDANet : PDANet With over 6 million downloads and a 4.5+ user ratings in Android Market, PdaNet has become one of the top 10 Android applications of all time. At just one click, PdaNet instantly shares the Internet access of your Android phone with your computer. It does NOT require root access or hacking your phone's firmware. It works on all Android phones.
Follow the steps below to install and configure PDANet. For more info click here.
  • Go the Android Market on your cell phone. Use the search function and enter the following search: "pdanet". Download and Install the PDANet 3.50.
  • Go to Settings enable USB debugging mode. Settings -> Developer options -> USB debugging.
  • Download and Install the PDANet for your Windows and Mac. Restart your computer once installation is complete
  • Now connect your android Device using USB cable.
  • Open PdaNet on your Android and tap "Enable USB Tether" to enable your Android to act as the modem for your computer. 
  • Now click on PDANet icon on your computer and choose "connect internet". This will connect your PC to the Internet via your cell phone. Just go to your Browser and open Google.com.
  • Your can also send SMS by your phone using PDANet. Just click on PDANet Icon and select "start SMS agent". A new window will be opened. Choose contact and send SMS.

3. FoxFi : FoxFi enables WiFi or Bluetooth Hotspot on your Android phone - no tether plan or rooting required. Bluetooth mode works for all phones. WiFi mode currently works on most Samsung/Motorola/LG phones and new HTC phones with Android 4.0 (HTC One etc).
  • To install FoxFi just go to Google play and search for this app.
  • For WiFi mode enter WiFi Name and password ( at least 8 characters) then Activate WiFi Hotspot.
  • For Bluetooth, Activate Bluetooth DUN.

35 comments:

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  2. how can u download alot of movies using ur android as a modem

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  3. good...this information solve my problem

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  4. does indian telecom companies allow teethering

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  5. is this works like u send msg to any one via gprs.?
    i want to know?
    plz tell me

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    1. yaa..its works.
      There are many apps available through which you can send free SMS using GPRS. I generally uses "Free SMS India" app for SMS. This is the link on Google Play : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=util.sms

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  6. Thanks for the sharing of such information we will pass it on to our readers.
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  7. Dear Rahul Ji, Can you guide me which android mobile is good to use mobile as a modem.

    Please guide me.

    MANISH

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    1. Its all upto your Budget :)
      And if you want mobile specially for Modem then go for any Datacard available in Market. Micromax 353g is good. I have used it.

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    2. PDANet With above 6 trillion downloads available and also a some. 5+ consumer rankings in Android mobile phone Market, PdaNet is now one of many top Android mobile phone programs of them all. At just 1 click on, PdaNet quickly explains to you the world wide web access of your Android mobile phone mobile phone along with your computer.


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  8. Hi Rahul,

    Will using my android as modem on my laptop cost me more data uses? I have 3G Plan, Pls suggest

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    1. Its all upto your usage. For normal browsing 2-3 GB of 3G data is enough for a month.

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  9. U r the best! It was so simple...

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  10. Hi Rahul,

    You have shown the systematic way of installing the software. It works smoothly. Thanks. Below is TV soft. for iPad to watch tv

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  15. Do you by any chance know, that whether or not a USB dongle can be used with a phone?

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    1. I haven't tried on Mobile but i thing in android tablet it works.

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  19. Hi, do i need a different internet plan from my mobile subscriber in order to use my android phone as a modem.. ?

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    1. No, You can use any internet plan 2G/3G.

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