USB Tethering Android on Windows XP
If you use Windows XP and want to USB tether your Android device, this is the guide you need. Incase you didn’t know, USB Tethering is a feature (on smartphones like those running Android ) enabling a user to share the Data Connection on his phone to a Computer using a USB Cable.
If you were wondering, Dialing up a connection is different because for that you need additional drivers, additional setup etc, but USB tethering doesn’t need additional setup most of the time.
Users running Windows 7 or higher can easily use USB tethering with just a click, but the same is not true for Windows XP users. But, you can fix this with a 4.3 kB configuration file. Follow these instructions to use USB tethering on a Windowx XP PC:-
- Download tetherxp.inf.
- Connect your Android device to the computer via USB Cable.
- On your Phone go to Setttings >> Wireless & networks >> Tethering & portable hotspot and check USB tethering.
- When Windows XP’s Found New Hardware Wizard opens up, select No, not at this time and click Next.
- Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
- Browse down to the folder containing tetherxp.inf and click Next.
- After Windows XP finishes installing the software for Android USB Ethernet/RNDIS, click Finish.
Now, you’d have a new LAN (Local Area Network) Connection active on your Windows XP. You can access the internet using this connection shared from your phone.