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Reverse Tethering – Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile

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

Reverse Tethering - Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile

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.

Reverse Tethering - Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile

Reverse Tethering – Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile

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.

Reverse Tethering - Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile

Reverse Tethering – Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile

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.

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84 thoughts on “Reverse Tethering – Connect Internet from Computer to Mobile

  1. prabakaran

    I followed all the steps but there is problem called “Authenticating “in my phone wifi network

    Reply
    1. Amit

      You can use Virtual Router .

      Reply
  2. prabakaran

    Authenticating problem occurs

    Reply
  3. VIKAS M

    in my mobile it is showing that OBTAINING IP ADDRESS,but its not obtaining,so please help me

    Reply
  4. pandya daxay kumar

    i cant connect my microma a77 for blooth theter or usb theter of usb datacabl eor wifi and wifi sspot pls i want to connect my computer but my phone cant connect my computer and internet

    Reply
  5. manof

    same problem as prabakaran

    Reply
  6. manof

    on using different passwords unintentionally; one alphabetical and the other numeric, the device indicated connected without a problem.
    trying to connect to internet is the problem now. in case of another fluke,will let all know about it.

    Reply
  7. manof

    solution?

    finally connected but had to eliminate firewall (which i will tweak later)
    1.followed steps above (this time i used similar passwords – alphabetical)
    2.let mypublicwifi get address after which it connected
    3. shared the dialup internet connection with wireless internet connection(mypublicwifi) ; Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections in windows 7 . i think this is the step that i was missing.
    finally, author could kindly check if that was a bug that let me connect with different passwords and what the risks are. can someone elsewhere get thru to my internet connection and mobo by guessing passwords?
    but im a little afraid someone else could connect. is this possible? please clear my doubts .

    Thanks for a practical app.kudos!

    Reply
  8. manof

    and dont forget to check antivirus firewall if using one. connected immediately after closing it.

    Reply
  9. jubair

    a lot of thanks………………………….

    Reply
  10. manof

    have used mypublicwifi for a couple of days now and i like it; it’s practical and useful for me.
    the only problem is that when i put my windows7 laptop to sleep, the router/mypublicwifi will not work again so i have to restart windows and make sure i dont forget to put it to sleep before i have ended surfing on the phone. any updates?
    thanks

    Reply
    1. akshay Post author

      Hey Manof. Thank you for the analysis and your value comments and suggestion.

      Reply
      1. senthil

        i also have problem,i shows authenticating, and its disappear
        pls give solution

        Reply
  11. Bikash

    The above mentioned software”MY PUBLIC WIFI’doesnot work use ‘MY WIFI ROUTER’it’s easy and simple to use. you can use my public wifi but u need to go to network setting and enable sharing

    Reply
  12. Manish

    Not working on ma windows 7…not able to setup hotspot

    Reply
  13. nivedit

    wonderful.

    Reply
  14. lurker

    Just saw the word firewall from one of the comments and it fixed 🙂 Thanks a lot working.

    Reply
  15. Atharva

    Not working in Windows 7. Not able 2 set up

    Reply
  16. NATRAJAN

    I can’t connect my laptop internet connection to mobile. i have done the same process but not connected. how can connect that?

    Reply
    1. Amit

      use virtual router Software it is fast and reliable .

      Reply
  17. Mark

    just install hotspot from connectify: http://www.connectify.me/

    This will not help me since i want reverse tethering via USB with no root …i found some articles on-line but they are out dated and not working. Most require root.

    Reply
  18. yadavs

    in my android phone it shows connected but i am not able to open web pages. plz tell what shud i do…….

    Reply
  19. ARPIT GARG

    thanks a lot sir…really worked and solved my big problem

    Reply
  20. Deepak

    It works, i never knew it would be so easy! 2 Thumbs UP!

    Reply
  21. Dio

    Thank you Sooooooo much !!! Cant get easier than this !! extremely helpful post !
    Thanks again !! 🙂

    Reply
  22. asadali

    I connetcted my QA7 through my public WiFi it successfully connected but it cannot browse web pages plzzz help

    Reply
  23. pradeep gupta

    its not work properly when i install it give me a error install as run as administrator while i install administrator tell me what i do.

    Reply
  24. akuma

    Well there were a bunch of different things that I had to do for this to work. Mainly I had to manually enable Internet Sharing from my LAN connection to my Wireless Network Connection 2. The problem with obtaining ip address seemed to be solved when I changed from DCHP to Static and back to DCHP. To do this you simply go to the wifi network that you created and then go to advanced options on your android device. Other things might need to be tweaked but those were the main ones for me.

    Reply
  25. ankit singla

    mypublicwifi is not working. it is not started yet.

    Reply
  26. SteadyTiger

    my system dnt have wifi connection…. ““““““““i want to connect internet from my system(data card) to my mobile via wifi or data cable… i tried installing my public wifi.. all r done.. but when clicking on set up and start hotspot.. it just loads and again shows the same.. as u said its not showing stop hotspot… help me with this… 🙂 ty..

    Reply
  27. Arvind

    it is necessary to have a router

    Reply
  28. shivam

    i clicked on “set up and start hotspot” but nothing happenend.it is not showing “stop hotspot”
    .
    pls help me!!

    Reply
  29. Md. Mahedi Kaysar

    It’s admirable. It really works!!!

    Reply
  30. Engineer AAF

    It is a useless software, it does not work

    Reply
  31. sachin

    Thanks a lot !!! Its really working

    Reply
  32. Neeraj aru

    well, i think i have some problem regarding connection , ithink coz of my computer, so if u can help..
    my problem is that, it not works when i have already connected with other android device by hotspot, MyPublicWiFi not creating hotspot…

    Reply
  33. Timurbek

    a lot of thanks it worked immediately ! Very excellent program which I need

    Reply
  34. Timurbek

    If it doesn’t wrok it means you made a mistake! Check it out again!
    IT WORKS AWESOME EVEN!

    Reply
  35. subash

    which IP address will shown in server while using reverse tethering PC or Mobile???

    Reply
  36. Sandip Nirmal

    THis is really helpful.

    Reply
  37. Topi Hijau

    Up and running on Windows 7.
    Thank’s a lot.

    Reply
  38. KuRi

    hi ! my english is very bad, sorry.
    i have problem with the speed in my smartphone. this run with android, and run very slow
    you know why??

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    Reply
  39. santoshh

    thanxx man….
    really helpfulll.thank uu

    Reply
  40. Aswin ak

    I followed all the steps till clicking the”SET UP AND START HOTSPOT ” button it is not changing to “STOP HOTSPOT” …..pls tell me the solution for this

    Reply
  41. Deepak

    What if we want to do the same via bluetooth…!

    Reply
  42. mohati

    hi, I do not have wifi on my pc , but have Bluetooth , is it possible to do reverse tethering or not?
    thank

    Reply
  43. Abhishek Biswas

    Plz give me the suggestion…from where I get external wifi for PC’s…because I have no wifi and bluetooth in my PC…please help me..I am very helpless..

    Reply
  44. saleem

    Dear sir,

    I have just install in PC (windows 7 32 bit) MyPublicWiFi software but in installation process the

    -Enabling Internet Sharing option are not showing ONLY Local Area Connection is shows then i have select and Click the Set up and Start Hotspot but it not showing in my Android Mobile…

    How to open internet through MyPublicWiFi in my mobile .
    Please give me step by step process installation..

    Regards
    Saleem

    Reply
  45. Narendra

    all process followed and finaly got connected, but
    unable to internet access while shows connected?

    Reply
    1. nmenon

      same problm eer! hav u found a solution yet? plz reply if u hav

      Reply
  46. nil22

    Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!it really worked….solved my long time problem!!!!!! 🙂

    Reply
  47. KOUTILYA

    i tried to connect my android tablet, with this hot spot…intially it connected very well…but now its not connecting and showing as “obtaining IP”…pls respond and give me solution

    Reply
  48. rajat rel

    thanks for the solution sir ,but the speed is very low as i am using reliance 3g on my laptop with a 3mbps speed bt my mobile speed is around 10-15 kB ..Pls suggest any soltion to that if possible……Thanks

    Reply
  49. Tarzan

    Great, job Done

    Reply
  50. nyein

    great but can’t connect with usb cable
    that software is for labtop hot-spot
    can we use with pc
    i have only one pc

    Reply
  51. Neha Gupta

    It didn’t work…

    Reply
  52. Surya

    Thank you so much it really works..

    Reply
  53. nmenon

    hi ! i installed the software, and the wifi too has connected to my android tab(dell venue 7). The problm is tht m unable to browse the net!! all the pages say tht m nt connected to the net, evnthough the wifi connectn has been established succesfully! plz respond

    Reply
  54. yvone

    the public wifi was not detected in my android phone.

    Reply
  55. jyotirmaya patra

    help me its not working

    Reply
  56. gopal

    I could connect the the mobile through laptop and the signal of wifi connection also visible on mobile.
    But not able to open any web site or whatsapp connection.

    Reply
  57. Krishna Prasad

    It’s not working. Saying Authentication Problem in my mobile after sharing the internet with the MyPublicWifi too.

    Reply
  58. saloni

    wow , thanks a lot for the instructions . they helped a lot !!

    Reply
  59. Venkat28

    Thanks a lot… Its working for me with my YUreka

    Reply
  60. Ramakrishnan

    every thing i got it properly but while i am going to connect my public wifi it is asking password
    where i can get or know the password?

    Reply
  61. Oldy

    THIS IS AWESOME! IT WORKED. Tq for the apps

    Reply
  62. prince

    “the origional 379 could not be located in the dynamic link library iertutil.dll” this error are cooured while we click on start hotspot in my PC……pl help me

    Reply
  63. jadu

    all process followed and finaly got connected, but
    unable to internet access while shows connected?

    Reply
  64. joel

    thanks sir, it really works!

    Reply
  65. mosin shaikh

    lots of thanks. only change password by using number and words it works

    Reply
  66. manu

    reverse tethering is not working..

    Reply
  67. ibi

    connected but with no internet access, Mods. any solution please?

    Reply
  68. Lucky's

    I bought a yureka phone last mnths Back..
    My mobile didn’t get USB tethering and otg cable ,my mtp ,doest open for computers plz help me how to access my files translate for system

    Reply
  69. Prashant

    Good it really works! just change password

    Reply
  70. trupti

    why on lolipop version on any wifi network it shows lock symbol and therefore anable to update play store and connect

    Reply
  71. Anon

    How to connect broadband internet to mobile so that internet can be accessed in mobile

    Reply
  72. Ammu

    Hi… Pls help me… I done with the setting of MyPublicWifi with Network name(SSID) as Danger and password some 12345, checked the Enable Internet sharing and choosed the option Wireless Network Connection (0.0.0.0) and clicked on Set up and Start Hotspot. After few seconds it shows Stop Hotspot in the button. Its worked properly upto here. But when i turned-on the Wifi in my Android mobile it doesn’t shows the Network name(SSID) as Danger. So i am not able connect to Wifi of my PC. And it shows the Clients tab of the MyPublicWifi as empty.

    Anyone please help me. Thanks in advance

    Reply
  73. Mastan

    It shows me “IP configuration failure”

    Reply
  74. vaikunth

    i downloaded and followed every steps as per yu guided , when clicking set-up and start hotspot , it is coming as network configuration pls wait then it disappears showing setup and start hotspot again , what is the problem ?? pls respond

    Reply
  75. treenature

    can whatsapp gets connect (work) to Reverse Tethering (Connect Internet from Computer to android smartphone) or tethering; (i.e other than 3G/4G/Wi Fi connections)?

    Reply
  76. Manisha

    When i am clicking on “Set up and Start Hotspot” its not working not enabling hotspot. It should display ”Stop Hotspot” option but its showing “Set up and Start Hotspot” option only. What to do ?

    Reply
  77. mannu

    I followed all the steps and clicked the”SET UP AND START HOTSPOT ” button it is not changing to “STOP HOTSPOT” …..pls tell me the solution for this

    Reply

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