How to Share WiFi Connection on Android

Last summer, I was staying at a beautiful resort in the Dominican Republic with no access to mobile data, so I needed to depend on WiFi. Unfortunately, my network access only allowed me to have one device at a time on the network. This was a huge pain because I wanted to connect both my phone and laptop to the network. After some searching, I found out a simple way to share wifi from an android device.

Android Reverse Tether

There might come a time when you need to access the internet from your phone, but you don’t have access to WiFi or mobile data. When that happens, Android Reverse Tether would be a useful thing to know. Reverse tethering means to share your computer internet connection with your phone (rather than the other way around). There are a couple of ways that you can do it. One way is to create a WiFi hotspot from your computer.

Reverse Tether

Have you ever been stuck in a situation that you needed WiFi but only had an Ethernet connection available? Unless you’re looking to connect your phone to an Ethernet connection, you would be all out of options. I found myself in a similar situation when I needed to setup a live stream using a bunch of laptops and only one Ethernet connection with no WiFi available. This is also useful if you are looking to avoid using mobile data.

Android Reverse Tether

Everyone is familiar with tethering. However, many people overlook the ability to reverse tether. Reverse tethering allows you to share your computer’s internet connection with your phone or tablet. This is useful if you’re on a metered data plan or in an area which has no wifi and a weak mobile signal. What You Will Need: A rooted Android Device A Windows PC USB Driver Reverse Tether Zip (Go to this threadto download or direct download here) Step 1: Install USB Drivers If you don’t have any device drivers already installed on your computer and you never used adb before, then you will need to install the USB drivers.