How to use smartphone as a wireless modem for computer or laptop

Using mobile phone as a modem

SMARTPHONE AS WIRELESS MODEM mobileslatestOne of the most common questions asked about mobile computing is how to connect a cell phone to a laptop for Internet access. Knowing how to share your smartphone’s Internet connection can get you out of sticky situations.

All Android smartphones can generate a wireless Wi-Fi hotspot that your device can access to surf the Web. As long as your network allows, and not all of them do, you can use your mobile phone as a modem by tethering it to your computer. You can connect your cell phone to your computer with a USB cable or via wireless Bluetooth.

Ways to use cell phone as a modem 

1-Connect using USB cable (USB Tethering)

Connect your smartphone to the laptop or computer using the USB data cable.

  • Go to phone Settings
  • Select Wireless and Network
  • Select Mobile networks
  • Select the Use packet data option
  • Select Tethering and portable hotspots
  • Select the USB tethering you should see a blue circle icon in the notification bar
  • You are now connected to the internet

2- Connect Using WiFi router

Use cell phone as modem by WiFi. Open your smartphone WiFi and then laptop WiFi.

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Wireless and Network
  • Select Mobile networks
  • Select Use packet data option
  • Select Tethering and portable hotspots
  • Go to your laptop
  • Search for available wireless networks
  • Select available network
  • You are now connected to the internet

3- Connect using Bluetooth

Connect your smartphone to the laptop using Bluetooth.

  • Go to phone Settings
  • Select Tethering and Hotspot menu
  • Enable the Bluetooth tethering option
  • Pair your pc from your smartphone
  • Open control panel
  • Access the Bluetooth menu
  • Pair it with your smartphone
  • Now you can access your smartphone Internet connection.