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USB Tethering: How ?

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markusb

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Oct 31, 2009
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The cyanogen rom 4.2.3 has USB tethering support, but I can not get it to work, mainly because of missing information/documentation.

In 'settings' 'wireless controls' there is a nice 'Internet tethering' option to switch it on. When I switch that on then my Windows XP PC shows an unknown device 'Andriod Phone' and would like to install drivers for it. Where can I get these drivers from ?

Markus
 

Shane2

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Feb 7, 2009
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You may need to get the drivers from the Android SDK, but with regards to USB tethering, your phone should be recognised as an NDIS based network device and installed automatically by Windows. Not sure about XP, but it installs automatically on Vista and 7
 

markusb

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You may need to get the drivers from the Android SDK, but with regards to USB tethering, your phone should be recognised as an NDIS based network device and installed automatically by Windows. Not sure about XP, but it installs automatically on Vista and 7

I have the Android SDK (1.6r1) and I point the driver install wizard at the usb_driver directory when he wants to install the device. Despite this the 'Found new Hardware' Wizard come up with 'Cannot install this Hardware'.

Markus
 

dumfuq

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May 23, 2009
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I have the Android SDK (1.6r1) and I point the driver install wizard at the usb_driver directory when he wants to install the device. Despite this the 'Found new Hardware' Wizard come up with 'Cannot install this Hardware'.

Markus
For xp you have to install drivers from htc sync software. Just google 'htc sync'. Should have been asked in q&a.
 
Guys, don't forget to use search! I've seen these issues brought up in at least 3 or 4 threads, and tons of posts.

If you're running windows XP the driver isn't included on your computer. Some people have installed HTC Sync to get the drivers, personally I got them from this post:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=445436

I can confirm that the driver from that post works, I am using tethering with my laptop right now to write this post!
 

YoungOP

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Apr 7, 2008
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Guys, don't forget to use search! I've seen these issues brought up in at least 3 or 4 threads, and tons of posts.

The search doesnt always give you what your lookin for if you dont word it a certain way man................

I think im gonna need a step by step.... I got the file... the computer recognizes the device.... But it doesn't register as a connection....
 
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rp1783

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Jan 15, 2009
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Salt Lake City, UT
To everyone that is having problems tethering:

I was having the same issues. At first I wasn't able to get it to install, and then it would just keep saying the device couldn't start.

i found a very simple solution. I went into device manager, uninstalled all of my usb ports, and restarted my computer.

When it restarted, it automatically installed the usb drivers, and the tethering has worked ever since.
 

badaphooko01

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Aug 5, 2009
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I could not get this to work either, finally after 3 days of messing with this on my work pc, I got it to work. First download htc sync from here http://www.htc.com/uk/SupportViewNews.aspx?dl_id=631&news_id=270 then unzip and install to your pc. Next tick on the option to usb tether while the phone is plugged in. It will say found Android phone Sdk or something like that. I did this on my xp pc at work that had no htc drivers previously installed. Next I went to my device manager and under network adapters you will see the yellow exclamation point, right click on that and update driver, 1st install from a specific location, 2nd Don't search I will choose driver to install. 3rd Have disk, 4th browse to C/program files/htc/htc driver/driver files/xp_86x then hit open and click ok. It might give a "stop warning" ignore it and continue. When its done installing you should be ready to go.....
 

nmw407

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I could not get this to work either, finally after 3 days of messing with this on my work pc, I got it to work. First download htc sync from here http://www.htc.com/uk/SupportViewNews.aspx?dl_id=631&news_id=270 then unzip and install to your pc. Next tick on the option to usb tether while the phone is plugged in. It will say found Android phone Sdk or something like that. I did this on my xp pc at work that had no htc drivers previously installed. Next I went to my device manager and under network adapters you will see the yellow exclamation point, right click on that and update driver, 1st install from a specific location, 2nd Don't search I will choose driver to install. 3rd Have disk, 4th browse to C/program files/htc/htc driver/driver files/xp_86x then hit open and click ok. It might give a "stop warning" ignore it and continue. When its done installing you should be ready to go.....

I'm so frustrated with this whole process. I've done every step you've outlined, and I still get a code 10 - cannot start the driver. And I still don't have USB tethering. What am I doing wrong?
 

hamx0r

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Nov 9, 2008
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I'm running into the same tethering trouble, but appear to meet all the criteria mentioned in this thread and other threads i've come across. the bottom line is i can connect with ADB access and mount my phone's SD card via the usb connection, but tethering doesn't work under several versions of Cyanogen on my laptop. currently I have CM 4.2.12.2 on my rooted Dream. I have windows SP3 installed (installed it twice because problem persisted). I've uninstalled all the USB ports per an above post, rebooted and plugged my phone in. The laptop reinstalls the USB ports, and finds the phone as an "ADB Interface" named "HTC Dream Composite ADB Interface". I can update the drivers with the google SDK USB drivers which makes the device an "Android Phone" named "Android Composite ADB Interface" instead. With either set of drivers installed, once I go to Settings on my phone and enable tethering, the device under windows goes away and instead i get yellow question mark "Other Devices" named Android Phone. I can try to force it to use the same USB drivers but it won't install them.

With tethering turned off, i can successfully type "adp devices" on my laptop console and see that my phone is there. once i turn tethering on, the same command shows no devices.

The Dream works with tethering just fine on my windows pc and shows up as a "Network adapter" named "Windows Mobile-based Internet Sharing Device".

My laptop is a compac presario in case that matters. what do i need to do on it to make tethering work?
 

hamx0r

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Nov 9, 2008
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just found the solution. a lot of posts were talking about installing microsoft active sync. sounded pointless considering it's an android phone, but it ends up being that the drivers for "windows mobile-based internet sharing device" are part of the active sync installation. i installed active sync, plugged in my phone, enabled tethering and then the laptop installed the correct drivers and it all worked without a hitch. hope this helps others!
 

gypsydigi

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Apr 23, 2010
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just found the solution. a lot of posts were talking about installing microsoft active sync. sounded pointless considering it's an android phone, but it ends up being that the drivers for "windows mobile-based internet sharing device" are part of the active sync installation. i installed active sync, plugged in my phone, enabled tethering and then the laptop installed the correct drivers and it all worked without a hitch. hope this helps others!

+1

This is totally the problem. I spent hours trying different ways then finally googled it and came here :)