USB tethering under Windows 10 – how it works

You want to connect your Windows 10 computer to the Internet via USB tethering? We’ll show you how.

Not always and everywhere a steady Internet connection under Windows 10 via LAN or WLAN is possible. However, you can still connect your PC to the Internet using USB tethering. All you need is a smartphone with a stable Internet connection, such as mobile data.

What is USB tethering?

Basically, for USB tethering a mobile device, such as a smartphone, must be connected to the computer via USB connection. The computer can then connect to the Internet through this device instead of being connected via a LAN cable, for example. The connection is made in this case via smartphone via the mobile network. Instead of a router or modem now the phone is used. Incidentally, the word “tether” comes from the English language and can be translated as “connect”.

Please note that tethering is not allowed on all mobile devices and mobile service providers. Please check beforehand if and in what form your mobile service provider allows tethering. In addition, your smartphone can also be a problem. You must therefore find out in advance if your cell phone is suitable for this. Most Android devices can also be used by Rooten as a tethering device. However, rooting invalidates the warranty and could cause problems in terms of function and safety.

Set up USB tethering on a Windows 10 computer

Follow our step-by-step guide or watch the quick start guide.

Step 1:
After you have connected your smartphone via USB cable to the PC, you need to go to the settings. In the ” Wireless & internet” section, tap ” More “.
2nd step:
Then go to ” Tethering & Mobile Hotspot “.
3rd step:
Press ” USB tethering ” here, so that the adjoining slider is flipped. This will turn on USB tethering. Windows 10 should now automatically connect to the Internet via USB tethering.

Quick Start Guide: Setting up USB tethering on a Windows 10 computer

  1. Connect your smartphone to the computer via USB cable.
  2. On the smartphone, select ” More ” in the ” Wireless & networks ” settings .
  3. Here you need to tap on ” Tethering & Mobile Hotspot “.
  4. For ” USB tethering “, move the slider to the right to the ON position. Now Windows 10 should automatically be connected via the tethering via mobile phone to the Internet.

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