Reverse Tethering – Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile. Tethering is one of the feature which makes possible to connect and access internet in PC or laptop from mobile. Android gives this feature as an inbuilt over USB, WiFi and Over Bluetooth. But what if, you want to access Internet from your phone to check WhatsApp message, Gmail account or any other and you don’t have Data packet, then you might think for Reverse Tether i.e Access Computer or laptop internet in your Android mobile or other mobile. This post will give you direction to do the same, i.e Connect Internet from computer to mobile, Reverse tether, without rooting your android phone.
Reverse Tethering – Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile
Requirements to implement Reverse Tethering:
- Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC with WiFi and its drivers installed and which have an access to internet with any means i.e Broadband, from other mobile, or with Net setter.
- MyPublicWifi : Freeware software(1.7MB approx)
- Your Android device or mobile device with WiFi feature installed.
If above three requirement, are fulfilled, then here are the set of steps to implement reverse tethering.
Steps for Reverse Tethering – Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile
1.) Make sure, that your PC or Laptop is connected with internet. Install MyPublicWiFi software and run it as administrator.
2.) Set desired network name(SSID) and Network key i.e password. Let Enable Internet sharing check box be checked in, and select the appropriate network connection from which you are accessing internet in your PC or laptop.
3.) Press “Set up and Start Hotspot“, this makes your PC as hotspot. If all works fine then, this button label will be changed to “Stop Hotspot“.
4.) Turn on your Mobile WiFi, and search for the network, that you just created. In My case, Network Name is “MyPublicWifi“. Connect to it, if prompted to enter password, then Enter the Network Key, that you entered or set during 2nd step. Well you are now connected to Computer Internet in your android mobile or other mobile device.
If you find any problem, while implementing Reverse Tethering, do comment below. If you have any other ideas or any suggestion for the same, your valuable comments are always welcome.