Network using USB

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    Is it possible to network an Anroid using a USB cable instead of WiFi? It seems possible theoretically but I have not heard of it in reality.

    I also assume that this question has been asked before but when I try to search I get nothing but irrelevant results.
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    yes, try easytether.
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    Thank you Dezymond, but I am not sure that will work. The descriptions of easytether indicates that it is for a PC to use the internet in in the phone. We want the phone to be able to use the internet from a PC. Is that possible using easytether? To be more specific, we have a wired Ethernet connection with the internet at one end and a PC at the other end. We want to connect Android to a PC using the USB and then in the phone use the internet through the PC.
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    ohhh ok, I thought you wanted internet from the phone-to-pc without wifi.

    Don't think you could get that type of signal through a usb cable. I don't know if they make any sort of adapter (I've never seen or heard of it), but pretty sure it's not possible.

    Gonna have to get a router or just stick to your 3g connection....
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    You can certainly find adapters. Your device can't use them though. USB port isn't for accessories that require USB host mode or USB on the go.

    Get an access point/router.
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    Why not Wifi? If you are using a laptop, you can just set up an adhoc network and share your internet connection. I'm kind if lost as to why you want to use USB only.
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