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How to get internet in your laptop using your mobile

I have a unique problem of my router acting bad very very frequently. I used to grumble, nag family members, try to fix it, fight with bsnl. Nothing seems to have worked. Now router is said to be spoiled.

So I thought of another solution. Why not use mobile for internet. Kids always do that. So I bought an internet plan. This is essential, otherwise your mobile currency will be drained in less than a day.

  • Activate your mobile data . In my samsung phone it is
    • pull down the status bar. There is an option for mobile data. Click on that
    • You should see an indicator which might say either 3G (if you have 3G internet plan) or H with two arrows in it.
    • If it is not shown, internet is not active. Check if you have dual sim and is the mobile data using the correct sim. Mine had that problem. 
  • If you want to connect only one device, say a laptop, the better option is connect to internet using usb
    • Connect your phone to laptop using usb cable
    • Start usb tethering using settings.
      • In my phone it is 
      •     Setttings - Wireless and Networks - More Settings - Tethering and portable hotspot - USB tethering
  • If you want to connect multiple devices, you can use wireless hotspot. That is your mobile will send wireless signals, which can be used by laptop and may be another phone :)
    • Again use  Wireless and Networks - More Settings - Tethering and portable hotspot - Portable wifi hotspot.
    • Your screen should like above except for the blue usb icon, you will see blue wifi icon (concentric wavy arcs)
  • Let me tell you - USB tethering is safer and there is no chance of some one stealing your internet. 

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