How to fix USB Tethering on Windows 10?

How to Fix USB Tethering on Windows 10

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Aug 27, 2020 • Filed to: USB Recovery • Proven solutions


Tethering is the art of sharing data between one device and the other. Through tethering you can connect your device to the worldwide web. Of all the tethering methods, USB tethering happens to be the fastest one of them all but it also sucks a lot of power current from your computer's USB port which can create a problem. In this article we will show you how to fix tethering option.


Does tethering cost money? . In the United States and in some European countries, carriers charge for this but to be sure you will need to get more information from your carrier's website. If on the other hand you are using 3rd party tethering apps you may be able to do it for free but this may not work all the time

How do I tether my phone?

Tethering your phone on Windows 10 is easy using any three of these steps

  1. Connect the mobile phone  to Windows using a cable
  2. Open the phone's Setting
  3. Go to more networks then navigate to Portable Hotspot and Tethering

*Do note that tethering in some phones is located under Hotspots or Data categories.

Tap the USB tethering setting to check

If you use a wireless network the network will connect automatically

If you see that is has been Enabled then it means the action has been successful and you can now access the internet

How to fix tethering not working?

If USB tethering is no longer functioning on Windows it may be for one of these reasons

To correct any of these you will have to replace the driver either automatically or manually. Doing it automatically is easy through a third party application. In this section we will show you how to do it yourself manually.

Replace Driver with a built-in driver manually

Besides replacing built-in drivers manually you can also do it automatically by downloading a third party driver installer. The third party installer will scan the web for compatible drivers and install them for you. Through a manual or an automatic method your USB tethering should work again.

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