Is it possible to get phone internet by connecting a wire to PC/laptop?

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  1. dfman

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    How to get phone internet by connecting a wire to PC/laptop?

    I have a PC/laptop that has wired internet access. (no wireless)

    Can I connect a cable from my Samsung S4 phone to the PC/laptop so I can access internet/data app services on my phone using the internet source from the PC/laptop? (i do not want to turn on mobile data)

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    Don't think so... I think you will need to somehow go from your phone to your router.
     
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    The only way you can do that is to tether your phone to your PC/laptop. There's an app called PDAnet and that allows a tethered connection through your phone's USB cable (from what I can remember).

    Keep in mind that when tethering you will be using your data allotment. If your provider is Verizon, then you'll need a "hotspot" plan as well, though I think PDAnet can bypass that "requirement".

    FoxFi is another popular wireless tethering app as well.
     
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    dezymond, seems like the solution you provided is to use the phone data connection to provide internet for PC/laptop, which is not what I want.
    My question is I want the PC/laptop that has wired internet connection, to provide internet for my phone.
     
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    ICS method is not suitable, and there is no wire that will connect a hub to a phone.
    No wifi card.
     
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    bluetooth?
     
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    Oh I'm sorry, I did misread your post.

    Yeah I don't believe there is a way to have that type of connection through a cable
     
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    *cough*buy a Wireless Router*cough* :rolleyes:
     
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