At present; almost all smart-devices support sharing the DATA internet from the phone to PC. When it comes to Android you’re be able to share your Google™ Android™ device’s mobile data connection with a single computer via a USB cable or via Bluetooth: and “this is called tethering“. In order to start the service, you just need to select the tethering option available within your phone settings.
Well, I actually wanted to say that; tethering will works perfectly on Linux, Ubuntu & Windows vista/seven operating systems with no modifications needed. But in Windows XP, it contains the drivers you need on USB tethering, but you must install a configuration file before connecting your phone to your Windows XP computer, to instruct Windows XP how to configure itself to use those drivers.
Steps to configure tethering in Windows XP
- First of all, right click on this link & save it as a file (if your browser show you as .html while downloading, just remove .html & save it as a file).
- Make sure you saved the file on to a convenient place, like desktop (you can save the file wherever you want.. just I advised you to save to a place which is convenient to identify).
- Once done saving the file.. connect your android device using the DATA cable given to you with the phone & plug it to your Computer.
- Afterwards, go to Settings on your mobile; then select Wireless & Networks > and select Tethering & portable hotspot.
- Under Tethering & portable hotspot select (check with a tick) USB tethering.
- When done selecting, you’ll see a dialog box appearing on your windows XP computer mentioning “new hardware wizard” or something similar.. There select “No, not at this time” and click Next.
- Thereafter, select “Install from a list or specific location“ and click Next once again.
- After, click Browse to browse to the file directory where you saved the configuration file you downloaded in Step 1 and click Next. Windows XP uses the configuration file to configure itself to support USB tethering with the Android phone.
- When Windows XP finishes installing the software for Android USB Ethernet/RNDIS, click Finish.