Jase Glenn · Dec 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Reverse Tethering: Keeping Your Android Device Online

Tethering: the black sheep of rooting capabilities. Beloved by users who don’t want to break the bank by having to spring for another connection; hated by mobile ISP’s whose network is drained by it. In the ongoing struggle between providers and powerusers a new development has occured: reverse tethering.

What is reverse tethering?

As developer capslock666 explains it:

Tethering is the ability to surf on your pc using the 3g of your phone

Reverse tethering is the opposite : surf on your phone using the ADSL of your PC.

The app is still in the early stages, and there are a couple of bugs that need to be worked out (like not being able to download from Market) but so far looks promising. The developer is also accepting feedback on models not currently listed under tested devices. So head on over to the thread here, plug in your phone, and show it some internet love.


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