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How to use an Android phone as a modem to connect to the Internet on your computer?

Posted In HOW TO DO! - By DailyAndroidNews on Sunday, October 13th, 2013 With No Comments »

You ran with your laptop and your Android phone in hand but forgot your wireless network card. Do not worry; you can use the phone as a wireless modem if you download the software right on both devices. For all you need to worry is if the phone service provider lets you connect your Android as a modem, otherwise, you will face a high rate.



1) Head over to the Android Market on your phone. Use the search function and enter the following: “PdaNet” (without the quotes). Open the application PdaNet 3.02 – this is the latest version at the time of publication of this article – and download and install on your phone.

2) PdaNet installed on your PC or Mac Go to and selects the system operating on your computer. Download and install the program and then restart the computer when the installation is complete and you are instructed to do. Once you restart you will see the PdaNet icon on your computer.

3) “Connect” your Android to your computer via USB cable.

4) Open PdaNet on your Android and press “Enable USB connection” to allow the phone to act as a modem for your computer.

5) Click on the PdaNet icon on your computer and select “Connect”. This will allow you to access the Internet via the phone. The icon will flash for a few seconds and then turn blue. You are connected to the Internet.

Tips and Warnings

  • Your computer only used the phone as a modem when no other available Internet connections.
  • The internet speed will depend on the type of service provider and cell phone services you use.
  • Confirm with your cell phone company that lets you use your Android as a modem.
  • Make sure your data plan is unlimited, or be careful using the phone as a modem or end up getting a high bill for data overages.

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