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How to use the Internet connection of the computer from an Android device connected through USB. You need root access, and the Terminal Emulator installed.

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  1. on the Android device, activate “USB tethering” (should be under “Wireless and network settings” on recent versions)
  2. on the computer, start Firestarter: in the configuration dialog, give the network card currently providing Internet connection (such as “eth0”, or “wlan0”) and, in the following page, the network card represented by the USB cable - should be called “usb0”
  3. on the Android device, start the Terminal Emulator: run “su”, and then
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NOTE: between step 2) and 3), you can:

  • on the Android device, (install, if you didn't, and) start the wonderful WiFi Keyboard, which makes sending any command much faster, since you can use your computer's keyboard.
reverse_tethering_with_android.txt · Ultima modifica: 2013/06/19 00:05 da pietro