How to share my Android Internet connection to my other Ethernet devices
This is the most efficient way to tether your Android smartphone to your other Ethernet-capable devices. This set up is also advisable if you're connecting to a public internet or if your connection is limited to only your Android. This article shows you the steps to do this.
- Internal Wi-Fi card, External Wi-Fi USB adapter (optional).
- Internal Ethernet card, External Ethernet USB adapter (optional).
Step 1: Purchase Connectify Hotspot PRO or MAX from the Connectify website. While there is a free trial version of Connectify Hotspot, sharing 3G/4G or Ethernet connections as WiFi is only available in the PRO and MAX versions.
Step 2: There are several ways to tether or share your Android connection to your computer. Please see these options below.
- How to Tether an Android to a PC via PDANet+: Wi-Fi
- How to Tether an Android to a PC via PDANet+: USB
- How to Tether an Android to your PC via WiFi
- How to Tether an Android to your PC via USB
Step 3. Open Connectify Hotspot and choose Wired Router.
Step 4: Make sure your Android connection (USB, WiFi, or PDANet+) is selected from the ‘Internet to Share’ dropdown. Icons next to each adapter tell you what kind of Internet connection you’re selecting.
Step 5: Choose between Routed or Bridged. Learn more about the difference between Routed and Bridged mode by clicking this LINK.
Step 6: Share Over should be set to your Ethernet Adapter.
Optional: Choose the 'Ad Blocker' option as this feature will save you a lot of data. Learn more about the universal ad blocker in Connectify Hotspot.
Step 7: Click the ‘Start Hotspot’ button to begin sharing your Internet connection with your other Ethernet-capable devices.