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USB Tethering Error Showing On My Android Phone

While traveling I use my Android phone to get Internet connection on my laptop. Using the tethering feature I can use my Android phone as a wireless modem and my laptop access Internet through it. If anyone does not know what tethering stands for, it is a feature which allows share android phone's mobile data connection via USB or as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. Yesterday while traveling I got in to a strange error. My mobile handset failed to tether. After connecting Android handset to laptop it showed the message USB connected, check to tether as usual. When I clicked tether, it fade out and showed an error message USB tethering error.

Then I received a pop up to turn on USB storage. I clicked on the button to turn on USB storage and then it displayed another message you cannot tether while USB storage is on. I turned off the USB storage and then it showed "USB connected, check to tether". Again when I clicked on tether, it said USB tethering error. I disconnected phone from the laptop and  reconnected. Unfortunately this also came to the same error. So finally in order to resolve the USB tethering error I switched off the handset and turn on back. Tethering feature worked perfectly after this step.

How to Check Tethering in Your Android Phone
  1. Go to Home screen

  2. Click on Applications

  3. Click on Settings

  4. Click on Wireless & networks

  5. Click on Tethering & Portable hotspot

  6. Check USB tethering

I use Samsung Galaxy to connect my Laptop to access Internet while traveling. Samsung Kies installed on my laptop makes it easy to tether. However, the problem with Samsung Kies in my laptop is it hangs sometimes. So I prefer to use the tethering option provided in the phone itself. In order to learn how to enable Internet on Android phone with various service providers, click on the link below.
How to Configure Idea GPRS & 3G on Your Android Phone

If you have tethering issues, you cannot access Internet on your computer through Android phone. It is because Android phone will not be able to act as a modem for your PC if it is not tethered properly. To learn the use of another mobile data service provider and activate Internet on your computer click on the link below.
How to Configure BSNL GPRS Connection For an Android Handset


Anonymous said…
hello sir, I have a BSNL Broadband modem (Nokia Siemens 1600 residential) and a Samsung Quattro smartphone. I have enabled WiFi in my modem my-self and I can connect to this Wifi network using my smartphone. But problem is that I can only view the Google page, other web sites are showing "Request Time out". And also the Google page open very slowly. but in my mobile it is showing that 54mbps connection; signal strength FULL. Please help. pleaser give or post a step by step procedure it will help me a lot.
Alex George said…
Since on your smartphone you cannot access any websites other than Google home page, most probably this page (Google) comes from cache. Please check the following details.

1. Can you access Internet on any other wireless computers ? (wireless)

2. Have you enabled any wireless encryption on your modem ?

3. Can you connect to the wireless network with other devices ?

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