HTC tethering a netbook

  sunnystaines 16:08 18 Jun 2011

is it just a case of connecting the two together with the usb lead then pressing wifihotspot on the htc desire and following the on screen instructions or is there more to it.

phone htc desire android netbook samsung nf110 w7 starter

  Woolwell 16:21 18 Jun 2011

You don't use the wifi hotspot and connect by USB. It's one or the other. The wifi hotspot will drain the phone battery. USB maybe best. With a Samusng it is done through the software on the PC/laptop not sure about the HTC.

  Woolwell 16:22 18 Jun 2011

Ps Don't do this overseas as it will cost a lot.

  sunnystaines 16:27 18 Jun 2011


thanks it just for the uk, read through the manual but cannot grasp it, i'm a big novice on phones. looks like a usb connection is the way to go but totally lost.

  woodchip 16:40 18 Jun 2011

Do not get Hot spot Connection mixed up with Web'n'Walk. You are tethered to a Hot Spot like McDonald's. This would work Direct to the Netbook WiFi no need for HTC

PS I think you on about using a Cell phone as a Modem on the Netbook, when out and about. Very Expensive

  sunnystaines 16:48 18 Jun 2011


if i use the phone as a modem with a usb lead is it just internet allowance i use, or is it phonecall time as well?

  Woolwell 17:21 18 Jun 2011

It uses your data allowance not your phone time. Data allowance can get expensive especially out of UK.

Wifi hot spot on your android phone allows it to be like a wireless router which other devices can link to and get internet etc.

USB tethering is the way I do it.

  Woolwell 17:23 18 Jun 2011

You need to install HTC Sync on your netbook and then tether see HTC Desire tethering

  sunnystaines 18:48 18 Jun 2011


thanks i will try that option

  sunnystaines 19:26 21 Jun 2011

the "3" shop set it up for me.

thanks all that helped

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Illustrator Charles Williams on how to create magazines and book covers

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)