Tethering means using a mobile device (like a smartphone) which acts as a bridge to provide access to other network equipment or internet access in general.

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Tethering on Windows 7?

Is there an option in Windows 7 (or 3rd party) to offer Tethering (that is, act as a WiFi hotspot while being connected to a WiFi network?)
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Is bluetooth tethering slower than Wifi?

I'm tethering a Galaxy Nexus (running Android ICS) with my Macbook Pro (2009 model, running Lion). What's the difference between bluetooth and wifi tethering in terms of: latency bandwidth power ...
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Why can't Win7 remember my tether? New Connection Setup every time

In Win7 when you connect to a new network you're prompted to set it as a Home, Work, or Public connection. Presumably this influences default security settings. That's all well and good, except for ...
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iPhone tethering via USB not working

I can't get USB tethering to work. My setup: iMac with Mac OS 10.6.2 iPhone 3G, Sofware version 3.1.2 (Build 7D11) The phone shows up in iTunes and syncing works as it should. I went to System ...
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How to script Bluetooth on/off and Tethering on Snow Leopard

The Bluetooth / Tethering features in OSX are excellent. But they could be a little bit better. Is there a way to script (via AppleScript?) turning the bluetooth radio on and off, so that I could bind ...
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How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP

I'm trying find out how to make a linux (Fuduntu) netbook with two network interfaces a wireless access point and act as router and share internet connection for a WiFi tablet. one interface is ...
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I want to monitor and limit OS X's data transfer while I'm tethering via my iPhone

So, I have an iPhone with Sprint service. They offer a mobile hotspot add-on option. Sprint will offer me 5GB of data transfer under this plan, but then they will charge me extra. Specifically, they ...
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Tell Windows 7: “This is a thethering WLAN, allow only Browser and skype to use it.” [duplicate]

Is there some software that can be configured to recognize certain WLAN SSIDs as tethering connection and block all traffic from programs other than those explicitly added to a whitelist? I know that ...
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How to use an my iphone as a modem 3G for my computer

I would like to use my iPhone as 3g modem connection for my PC. Can anyone let me know I can do so?
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How to conditionally tether my cellphone?

I can do tethering with my cell phone. Where I work, certain sites are blocked (gmail, yahoo mail, etc...). Is there a way to tell windows to go through the cell phone on certain sites, but for all ...
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Fastest way to bluetooth tether a phone in Windows 8

As a web developer, connecting my laptop computer to the internet via bluetooth with my iphone is something I do several times a day. Is there an easy way to do this in Windows 8 that I'm missing? It ...
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Limiting network connections to specific sites when travelling / tethered (in windows)

I often find myself accessing the Internet while travelling via either (gasp) dial-up or via a very limited data plan on a cell phone. I'd like to make sure that my laptop does not use the network ...
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How do you tether an iPhone with Fedora 11 over Bluetooth?

I have my iPhone paired with a Fedora 11 installation over bluetooth. When I click on the bluetooth icon on laptop and select the phone and pick connect, nothing happens. I don't even get an error ...
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Issue in internet sharing(ethernet) to android device in mavericks

i have installed Horndis driver on my Mavericks, my phone is displayed on network preferences (with green connected icon). The issue is i cant get access to internet. i shared ethernet connection ...
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How do I use internet in ubuntu using nokia mobile?

I have a Nokia mobile phone but I don't have Nokia PC Suite for Ubuntu But I have PC suit for windows. How can I use that setup for ubuntu or give me any other way to use internet using Nokia mobile ...
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How to let Windows 7 laptop provide an internet connection to my Android?

Google didn't help me at all on this. I have a Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, running Android 2.3.3. I'm wondering whether it's possible to have my laptop providing an internet connection for it. I ...
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Connecting to internet via phone on Linux

I have a Sony Ericsson C702 phone with a flat fee internet subscription (GPRS/UMTS). I'd like to connect my Linux (Kubuntu 9.04) laptop to internet via this phone, using bluetooth (I also have a cable ...
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Automatically connect my laptop to the internet via Bluetooth

I often tether my laptop through my iPhone to go online when I'm out and about. Right now I do this manually by looking at the list of available Bluetooth devices and choosing "connect using access ...
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Android PortForwarding

Is there a way to do WiFi tethering on my Android and do port forwarding for my PC from the Android. What I mean is: Internet --> Android Android has the port forwarding to PC (XAMPP) PC running ...
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New network name created every time I connect a Windows 7 machine to my Nexus One Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

I have my Nexus One configured as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot named AndroidAP JD. Whenever I turn on the wifi capability and connect to it with a Windows 7 machine, it remembers the password and connects ...
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FTP not working with WiFi or Tethering

My laptop has suddenly starting having issues when I FTP files to my website. I can send emails and browse web pages with no problem but FTP access is intermittent. If I plug a network cable in there ...
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Prohibit internet access for all applications except selected ones (OS X)

Is there a tool that can be used to prohibit internet access for all applications except selected ones (on Mac OS X)? "Little snitch" can't be the answer, as it doesn't provide a simple "deny all / ...
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RNDIS Connection Lag On Windows, Not Linux

I have two Android smartphones that can provide their internet connection to a computer over USB via the RNDIS (Remote Network Device Interface Specification) protocol. I also have two computers ...
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Blackberry Bold not recognized by laptop when tethered

I have a ThinkPad running XP. When I use the USB tether to connect a new BlackBerry Bold, the laptop doesn't see it. Neither Verizon's Access Manager or Blackberry Desktop detects the device. Other ...
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How to create Dial up Connection in Fedora?

I have Bluetooth dongle attached to my desktop Computer. I am successfully able to connect it with my mobile phone using Bluetooth Connection, with the Terminal command hcitool cc 00:1D:3B:05:BD:53 ...
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Is there a Windows app for accessing my cell phone's GPS chip for Google Maps?

I'm travelling by train using my notebook with a Sony Ericsson cellphone connected as a modem. The phone has a GPS chip for using Google Maps. Is there a Windows app which can connect to the phone's ...
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iPhone 3G Tethering doesn't start

I've got an iPhone 3G. I'm with AT&T. Using both official and custom firmwares, I'm unable to start Internet Tethering. When I turn it on, nothing happens. No blue bar appears over the top of the ...
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Can I plug an Ethernet Cable from my PS3 to a MacBook Pro, and share its Internet?

The WiFi adapter on my PS3 is really bad. I'm with a Mac here, Is it possible to plug an Ethernet cable from the PS3 to the Mac, and share the internet connection? So, I would "fool" the PS3, ...
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Can Android tethering provide net access through another fixed WIFI AP rather than mobile data network?

When you enable the standard tethering on Android, can you specify/by default does it use an existing WIFI connection to transfer traffic if possible? For example, at home I might have a WIFI network ...
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What should I disable in Windows XP to use as little bandwidth as possible?

I'm tethered to my phone and I have a data cap. Is there a system-wide setting or a set of settings I can apply to get Windows XP to minimize its network access as much as possible? I really don't ...
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Is it possible to use iPhone Tethering with two computers at the same time?

Is it possible to use iPhone Tethering with two computers at the same time? ...one computer plugged in the USB ...and the other through bluetooth
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How to tether a Linux PC to a Windows PC?

I am in the process of changing Internet providers and currently have no Internet at home. On weekdays, I can manage with using Internet only on the smartphone, but for the weekends, I'd like to have ...
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Cisco VPNClient from Mac won't connect using iPhone Tethering

I just set up iPhone tethering from my Snow Leopard Macbook Pro to my iPhone 3GS with the Datapro 4GB plan from AT&T. When attempting to connect to my corporate VPN from the Macbook Pro with Cisco ...
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How do I connect a laptop to both a wireless LAN and a wi-fi hotspot? [duplicate]

I have two networks at my home -- a LAN where I'd like to share my files, and a phone that provides my only Internet via a wi-fi hotspot feature. Hoping to access both at once, I outfitted my Windows ...
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Foxfi and DD-WRT

I am currently using my phone (Android) for Internet access. I am running FoxFi for WiFi tethering. My goal is to get several devices, both wireless and wired, to communicate over the network and to ...
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Am I really connected to multiple networks at the same time?

I'm using my Droid Incredible to tether and I'm using my library's WiFi and I swear I'm streaming faster than when I'm just connected to one. Am I really connected to both networks at the same time? ...
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How can I tether my jailbroken iphone to my Ubuntu laptop via USB?

I have a jailbroken iphone that I would like to tether to my Ubuntu computer via USB. I'd appreciate any help.
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Why does my Windows Vista PC connected to internet via an USB-tethered iPhone not share the connection?

Our only internet connection is a tethered iPhone connected by USB to the PC, and this works well. I would like to plug an ethernet cable into the PC's network card and connect this to other devices ...
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How do I disable this networking dialog on Windows 8.1?

When I tether my Android phone to Windows 8.1, I often get this useless dialog, which I always ignore. How do I prevent Windows 8.1 from showing it?
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Two Linux PCs sharing One Tethered Connection

I've got two ubuntu PCs and one Android tablet. Android tablet tethers via usb with PC1. I'd like to connect the PC2 with PC1 so PC2 also becomes able to access the internet. Moreover it should also ...
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Internet Connection Sharing(ICS) on windows 7 does not work even though connected to host

So below are the details of hardware/software I am using for ICS. 1.Windows 7 as host 2.Android Phone(Micromax canvas 2 as client 3.EDUP nano usb wifi adapter 4.Data card(usb modem) for internet ...
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Internet from 3G phone to PC, trying to share internet through LAN port to router

I posted over on Reddit for help first, but ultimately the issue is unresolved. Anyone trying to help may want to look at the conversation I had over there. I'm on Win7x64, Enterprise N. Ultimately, ...
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Can you tether a Chromebook to other devices?

Can you set up a chromebook as a wifi hotspot, sort of like ad hoc on windows?
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Why is tethering my Win7 laptop and Bluetooth phone inconsistent?

When I want to tether my Bluetooth phone (Motorola Droid X) to my Windows 7 laptop and use it as a modem, I go to "Devices and Printers," then right-click on the "Droid X" icon. (Of course, both ...
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How to connect Thomson TG585v7 wifi router to Android tethering wifi hotspot?

I'm trying to connect my PC to the internet through the use of my Thomson wifi router and Android 3G connection. More details follow. I have an HTC Desire running Android 2.2 Froyo on which I have ...
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VPN using Android DUN and pdaNet

I can tether my laptop to my Android phone using pdaNet, but am thus far unable to do a VPN connect on the laptop when connected over DUN via pdaNet. The pdaNet faq states ...
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How does computer utilize two internet connection?

I have an internet connection in my office that goes through a firewall. It is very slow. I setup my PC to connect via a tether from my mobile phone. The pc now shows two connections. How does ...
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Share BlackBerry 3G connection with laptop

I want to share my BlackBerry's 3G connection with my laptop. Is that possible?
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How to force linux to use one network connection over the other?

I have connected my iPhone which has hotspot enabled to my ubuntu machine through the USB. Based on the type of network activity (say browsing vs ssh), I want to switch between network connections ...
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iPhone Tethering backwards

Is there a way to tether an iPhone to a computer (either Mac or PC) so the iPhone gets it's internet from the computer rather than the way tethering normally goes, with the computer getting it's ...