1. sol_labco's Avatar
    Is it possible to extend the tethering feature of Windows Mango (7.5) so that it can be used in place of a wireless network card on a device (say a laptop)?

    I have a HTC Titan


    My laptop is a few years old and the Wireless Network card is starting to fail quite dramatically. I will buy a new laptop soon but if i can hold off fo a couple of months it would be very financially beneficial.

    With my old HTC HD2 i was able to connect my phones to my Laptop using the USB cable and use the Phones WiFi connection and share the local network connection with my laptop. I can't see anyway to do this in the current Windows Mango environment.

    NOTE: This is different to using my phones data plane (Mobile Internet / 3G) for internet access. I have a broadband connection and wireless router at home, but i want to use my phones connection to it and share it with my laptop.


    01-10-2012 10:58 PM
  2. selfcreation's Avatar

    in theory you can do it ( my phone in my country doesnt even have WIFI hotspot yet :S lol )

    but if you have the update with Internet sharing you can for sure.

    basicly activate your WIFI ( connect it to your home internet , witch AUTOMATICALLY disables your DATA connecting )

    then simply activate Internet sharing on your phone ( tethering ) and connect it to your PC VIA USB ( like you did on your HD2 )

    sadly if your carrier doesn't support tethering like my carrier you simply wont be able to do it :(

    if it does support it , you should have the tethering option ( internet sharing ) in the WIFI or DATA section in your settings.

    hope this helps :)
    01-13-2012 07:54 PM