How-To Geek


Tethering is the process by which a computer is connected to a cellphone in order to provide internet access to the computer. Tethering was originally a wired process, wherein a cellphone would be connected to the computer via specialized cable (and later via standardized USB cable) in order to share its data connection with the secondary machine. Advances in phone design have made it possible to tether a cellphone to a computer or other secondary device via both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

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