Use USB Tethering to Share the Internet on a Samsung Galaxy S8
Edited by Jay
Sharing an Internet connection from an Android device to a Windows PC is a highly popular feature. Whether your home internet goes down, or you happen to be in a location without free WiFi, knowing how to share your Android phone's data quickly is handy information. There are three main ways in which users can share their Android's connection; creating a mobile Hotspot, via Bluetooth, or by USB tethering. All three have their advantages and disadvantages, but the one we'll be focusing on in this VisiHow tutorial is tethering via USB.
Sharing your device's internet connection with USB tethering provides the fastest speeds because it uses a cable. The limitation is the fact that you're bound by the length of your cable, and most mobile device charging/data cables are relatively short. If you're merely sharing the internet to a desktop or laptop PC, the length of the USB cable isn't a big issue.
In this article, we'll walk through the steps on enabling USB tethering on a Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android 7.0 (Nougat). Also, we'll show step-by-step how to share the internet connection with a laptop running Windows 7. The following steps will work on an Android phone or tablet running the Nougat OS.
Anytime you share your device's data, it will get deducted from your plans monthly allowance. Be careful not to go over if you're on a limited plan.
Enable USB Tethering on a Samsung Galaxy S8
Before enabling USB tethering, we need to make sure mobile data is turned on, and that WiFi is off.
Share an Internet Connection to Windows 7 via USB Tethering
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