Reverse tethering

By izakizaraki
Sep 1, 2013
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  1. Does anyone know why I can't download from my android while doing reverse tethering?
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Is the Android device Rooted?
    Is the Android device in USB Debug Mode?
    Did you setup your PC to with the Android Tool so this process can work?

  3. Bittersweetfae

    Bittersweetfae TS Rookie

    Which app are you using for reverse tethering?!?! I've been trying to get wifi connection from my work laptop to my Samsung s3 for weeks because my data plan is limited and it finished early this season, but I cannot seem to find any app that works on unrooted androids. I do NOT want to root it just yet. Any idea? is not an option because I think my boss will know I am obviously using the wifi and it is frowned upon. Not illegal, just frowned upon. Id appreciate ur help. Thank u in advance.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    So the Tethering data flow is
    cell-tower connection - - phone/tablet - - - wifi - - other devices
    and a phone-wifi connection is
    router -- wifi - - phone/tablet 
    and other devices connect using wifi without the necessity of the phone
    - - so please help my feeble mind to grasp Reverse Tethering.

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