Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How to setup USB tethering on Xperia E1

As an alternative to WiFi/wireless tethering, you can also do USB tethering on sony xperia e1, in this article i will show you how to setup USB tethering on xperia e1.

To activate USB tethering on xperia e1 is very simple, all you have to do is plug your xperia e1 to the computer using the micro USB cable and then enable the USB tethering option.

Sharing internet connection on xperia e1 via USB tethering is very easy to do, but to be more clear, i guess i'll make simple step by step tutorial for you.

Step by step how to create/setup USB tethering on xperia e1 :
  • step 1, activate internet connection (data network) on your xperia e1.
  • step 2, plug your xperia e1 to the computer using USB cable.
  • step 3, go to Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot > USB tethering.
  • step 4, open web page on the computer to test whether the internet works or not.
USB tethering is not only for computers running windows OS, but also works very well on linux OS such as ubuntu, and might also works on mac OS.

Here's an example USB tethering on ubuntu with xperia e1:

Noticed that there is a new network interface called usb0, that's the USB tethering, so basically USB tethering is like ethernet LAN, but with USB cable.

Some of you might be asking, why do i need USB tethering? well...there will be situation where you have no choice but to use USB tethering instead of WiFi tethering.

 Here's reasons why you need USB tethering :
  1. you are working with old computer which does not have wireless connection
  2. you want share your phone's internet connection with only one computer
  3. you want easy and quick setup, unlike WiFi tethering, with USB tethering you don't need to set password, network name, and security method.
  4. you worry about someone might hack your wireless network 

~ enjoy ~