How to Reverse Tether Your Computer Internet to Android

The fact that our smartphones these days can do so much for us must be the one thing that unites us all. However, an active internet connection is where our smartphones get their smart features from. It’s crucial to have a working Internet connection on your phone, but there may be times when neither cellular data connections nor a WiFi network are available. However, if your computer has an Ethernet port, you can tether your Android phone to the computer’s internet connection.

You cannot easily launch a WiFi hotspot application on a regular PC because the majority of them lack built-in WiFi connectivity. Instead, you will need to employ reverse tethering, which is a technique for connecting your smartphone to your PC’s internet connection using a USB cable. A new programme called Reverse Tethering NoRoot Free gives you the ability without requiring root access. Let us explain to you how you may set up your account since the initial setup process can be a little challenging.

Step by Step Guide

1. Download the Reverse Tethering No Root app from the Google Play Store on your Android device and launch it. You will need to first turn on USB debugging in Settings Developer Options. If you don’t want to make the changes manually, you can access the required settings via the link in the app.

2. Next, get the ADB Google Drivers and set them up on your computer. Either go to this page and instal the ADB and Flashboot drivers, or download the manufacturer’s drivers. You can also attempt to instal the drivers from the Google ADB page, but the XDA tool is much simpler to use and is what we recommend. To instal the ADB drivers on your computer, all you need to do is download the drivers and execute the one-click installer.

3. You must instal the ReverseTethering app’s server programme before you can use the PC’s internet connection on the phone. Visit the download page for the Reverse Tethering server to get the programme. The good news is that since the software is portable and runs on Mac, Linux, and Windows, you don’t need administrative privileges to use it.

Note: Your machine must have the Java Runtime Environment. You can download it from here if you don’t already have it. On the other hand, the machine you are trying to instal it on will require that you have administrator access. Additionally, you will be prompted on your Android smartphone to grant permission for USB debugging. Choose Always Allow, then click OK.

4. After you launch the server application on your computer, the system tray will show a smaller version of it. There is no front end interface and only a right-click on the system tray icon that shows whether the device is connected because the server programme operates in the background. There is nothing else you can do with the server app than that.

5. When the server software is ready to use, tap the connect button on the ReverseTethering app and connect your Android device to the computer using a data cable. If everything goes according to plan, the phone will display an active connection and a data transmission rate. Now, you can use your phone to access the internet on a PC.

The ReverseTethering app’s free edition only permits connections for ten minutes every thirty minutes. For $4.99, you can upgrade the software to the PRO edition if you require limitless connection time.

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Still a Work in Progress

The speed of the app depends on how quickly data is transferred between the computer and phone while using the data cable, and it works with practically all apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and browsers. The software is still in its infancy, so we can anticipate the developer to work out the glitches with next releases. I did see some problems with Google apps like YouTube and Play Store. Try out the app, and then share your thoughts in the comments area below.