Using USB Tethering feature in Samsung Galaxy Ace Smartphone
With the help of Samsung Galaxy Ace Smartphone one can easily access the internet on it either by using 2G or 3G phone network. One can also use its WiFi connectivity feature to connect to the Internet. But if you need to use Samsung Galaxy Ace as a modem or a medium to access internet on your desktop or laptop you need to use its tethering feature which is supported by this Smartphone.
I have been using my Samsung Galaxy Ace to access internet on my desktop through my wireless router provide by BSNL (Indian Telecom Service Provider). This has solved my problem of using a LAN cable to connect to the Router or the need of buying a Wireless LAN card instead.
Whenever I need to connect to the internet I open up the wireless connection in my Samsung Galaxy Ace to first build a connection between the phone and the Wireless Router. After it, with the help of USB cable (it comes bundled with the Samsung Galaxy Ace) I connect my phone with the desktop. At last by enabling the tethering feature on my phone I can easily access the internet on my desktop using my Samsung Galaxy Ace Smartphone as a medium for internet connection.
Below are the steps which will guide you in using the tethering feature of Samsung Galaxy Ace.
Step 1: Navigate to Setting>Wireless and Networks >Wi-Fi settings and enable the Wi-Fi. Once the Wi-Fi connection on your Samsung Galaxy Ace is enabled it will be connected to the default connection which you have configured for your Wireless Network. In my case I have configured my Wi-Fi connection to connect to my Wireless Router. For setting up a wireless connection you need to enter Network SSID and the Password depending on the type of Security which you have enabled.
Step 2: Once the above step is over and the signal strength of the wireless network to which the Smartphone is connected is good, it will show an indication on the top of the screen for a successful wireless connection.
Step 3: Now connect your Samsung Galaxy Ace with the USB cable which comes bundled with it. And connect the other end of the USB Cable with the USB drive of your system. Remember to turn OFF the USB Storage feature while you are using the USB Tethering.
Step 4: Next navigate to Settings>Wireless and networks>Tethering and portable hotspot> and enable the USB tethering option. Once this is enabled an indication of USB Tethering feature will be displayed on the top of the notification bar.
Once the above steps are successfully completed you can now easily surf internet on your PC wireless without the need of any Wireless LAN or any Wireless USB Dongle.