How to connect your computer to the Internet using your Droid or Android phone

Last night I finally tested out one of the tethering apps for my Motorola Droid. If you don’t know what tethering means, no worries, it is just a term used to describe using your phone and its Internet connection to access the Internet on your computer. So your cell phone basically acts like a modem. So lets get started.

What you will need:

– a PC with Windows 7/Vista/XP
– a smartphone with Internet access
– a USB cable to connect your phone to your PC
USB tethering software from mobile-stream.com

Steps:

1. Go to the Market app on your phone and then search for the keyword tether, a list of apps will pop up. There are a couple available, but the one I chose to use and that worked well was the EasyTether Lite app by Mobile Stream. And this version is FREE! Install this app. After installed, open the app and follow further install instructions.

2. Install the USB tethering software on your PC from mobile-stream.com mentioned and linked to above. Follow install instructions.

3. Connect your phone to your PC with your USB cable.

4. Right click on the new icon you see at the bottom right of your computer screen and click on connect.

Now you are ready to surf the net on your PC via your mobile phone’ Internet connection!

I may try some other tether apps out or purchase the full EasyTether app and will post more if I do. If you have tried any others or this one and want to comment, question, or whatever, please do so below.

  • I'm totally going to try this on my laptop and droid phone right now!! Thanks Mike, I always knew you were going places in life. 🙂 Paul Harkness


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