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I want to connect my Android phone with wireless to my desktop PC to use it for downloading apps from the Google Play Store. My PC has this device enter image description here

And this is connected to the back of CPU through a wire. I don't know what this device is . How do I make my PC a WiFi hotspot to connect to my phone ?

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Just to make sure we know the question... You want to download applications (directly) to your computer, then install them on your phone? This isn't necessary due to the Play Store having the ability to recognize your phone, tied to your account... You can find an app in the store and tell it to install and it will auto-magically begin downloading onto your phone. –  Wescrock Dec 31 '12 at 16:27
    
No . I want to use my desktops internet connection on my Android phone to download apps on my phone through play store . Some apps are big in file size . –  Nikhil Dec 31 '12 at 16:33
    
The device that you gave a picture of looks to be a wireless router, you should connect to that. –  Wescrock Dec 31 '12 at 16:35
    
How ? I havent installed any wireless driver on my PC . How do I make my desktop a wifi hotspot . –  Nikhil Dec 31 '12 at 16:37
    
I tried searching for WIFI networks from my phone . It doesnt show anything . –  Nikhil Dec 31 '12 at 16:38

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The "Ruckus MM2211" device you have is a wireless router. It'll be connected to your PC via an Ethernet cable.

This means that you don't need to connect your Android phone to the Internet via your PC, you can just set up the wireless functionality of the Ruckus and connect your Android directly to it.

Instructions on how to set up wireless on the Ruckus MM2211 are available here: https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/22-mm2211-dz-quick-start-guide/download (You'll want to follow the instructions under "Connect and Configure Your Ruckus MM2211 Gateway", particularly steps 5, 6 and 7).

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This is all I could fine in terms of tethering your phone to your PC using your PC's internet rather than the phones:

Reverse Tether App

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It sounds like you just want to create an ad-hoc wireless network, share your wired connection to your wireless one, and connect to the wireless network from your phone.

You didn't mention what Operating System you have, but here's a Lifehacker article on how to do it with Windows 7

There are also links in that article for how to do it with Windows XP, and Mac OSX.

Edit: This will only work if your desktop has a wireless network adapter.

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You're assuming he has a wifi card on his desktop though... which I doubt is true –  Wescrock Dec 31 '12 at 16:47
    
I tried the Life Hacker method . It only shows the top 4 options . Not the 5th one " Set up wireless ad hoc " –  Nikhil Dec 31 '12 at 16:51
    
@Wescrock Oops. I misread the title- skipped right over the word "desktop" –  TheSoftwareDev Dec 31 '12 at 16:54
    
@Nikhil - What you are trying to do is not a common scenario... Normally, it is reversed (using the android data plan to connect a laptop to the internet.)... I think you may be stuck with my above answer for the quickest solution. –  Wescrock Dec 31 '12 at 16:59
    
So I need to get a wireless card for my desktop ? –  Nikhil Dec 31 '12 at 17:01

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