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What is tethering and Android Tethering Apps

What is tethering?

Tethering is the way to exchange data,files,apps between your devices and PC system or share the your data packet to another device with USB connection or wireless connection.Tethering gives you a facility to share data or data-packet to other device.You can make your device as a router or as a Wi-Fi hotspot with tethering

You can connect your devices with your PC with two way, first is tethering with usb cabel and second is without usb means by creating Wi-Fi hotspot.

Some net provider taking a charge of tethering feature and you no need to pay extra money for tethering planes to your service provides.But by using this tethering tips and tricks you can save your mobile bill approx. 10% by using this method.

How to tethering in Windows device?

1).Go to Settings.
2).Tap on Internet sharing.
3).Turn on toggle switch of Sharing.

After tap on done you can access your packet data in Wi-Fi-enable devices.You can also give your network name.And you can keep password with WAP2 security type.

Note :
May be extra tethering charges apply in windows.

How to tethering in Android device?

1). USB tethering :

This feature is help you to make your phone like USB stick.You can easily do with your android device if your device has Wi-Fi feature.

Follow this step:

1). Go to setting.
2). Tap on more.
3). Tap on Tethering & portable hotspot.
4). Tap on USB tethering.

For making USB tethering your phone is must be connect with USB cable to your PC.And you need to have device drivers for windows system.

2). Wi- Fi Tethering :

This feature very important any it is very useful and handy tools for internet sharing.It means you can share internet connection to other devices and easily you can access internet on that devices.You can also put password to keep security and no one can access your data packet. 

Follow this steps:

1). Go to setting.
2). Tap on more.
3). Tap on Tethering & portable hotspot.
4). Tap on Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

If your android version is higher then 2.1 then you no need to download any third party software to make your phone as a hotspot or router.

1). FoxFi :


FoxFi is the best and free third party application to gives you a better solution for the tether option.You can easily create your own router with password.
  • Create hotspot without giving root permission to application.
  • keep password with WAP 2  security.
  • check list of connected devices and get MAC address with that devices.
  • Bluetooth-tethering 
  • best is that it is totally free.
Download FoxFi.

2). PdaNet+

It is the paid application to make your devices as a modem.It provides a two application in this,Pdanet and FoxFi. No need to give you a additional root permission to use of this application.

1).Bluetooth tethering
2).Password security to avoid unwanted users.
3).create USB connection and also create your network.

3).Barnacle : 

It is the another best application for crate Ad-hoc from your android devices.You need to give a root permission to this application.It is the free and opensource application.You can also keep security with password.You can get the upload and download speed and data usage.

Note :
You need to download and install some extra third party application which gives root access permission to this application.
Remember that do it your on risk.May be your device or your OS is affected.

Download Barnacle

Conclusion :

It is the very best feature and it is very easy and handy tool for sharing internet connection and use for your devices as a route or hotspot. You can also share data between smart devices and PC using this USB connection and also yo save your mobile bill.

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