Tethering: T-Mobile myTouch Q by LG (C800)

Learn how to share your mobile data connection over a USB cable using the T-Mobile myTouch Q by LG (C800).





Connection icons for tethering

When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:


USB%2Bsharing.pngTethering via USB is turned on



Drivers for computers


To download and install device drivers for computers, follow these steps:


Your phone can share its mobile data connection with a single computer via a USB cable.

Tethering works with Windows® 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista®, and Linux. For more information about tethering and operating systems, visit www.android.com/tether.


You must install the appropriate driver on your computer before you can tether. To install the driver, go tohttp://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/TMUS_Update/index.jsp.


Note: When you connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable, you can either tether or access files on the phone’s memory card, but you cannot do both. If you want  to use your computer to access the memory card, you must turn off tethering.



Tethering via USB


To connect the device internet to a computer via USB cable, follow these steps:


  1. Connect a USB cord to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. Touch the Back key. Important: Do NOT select Turn on USB storage.
  3. From any Home screen, touch the Menu key.
  4. Touch Settings.
  5. Touch Wireless & networks.
  6. Touch Tethering & Wi-Fi sharing.
  7. Touch to select the USB tethering check box to enable.
  8. If prompted on a Windows XP computer, click Next to install the driver software  via the Found New Hardware Wizard. If necessary, click Browse and navigate to My Computer or My Documents, then click Next.
  9. If prompted on a Mac OS X computer, click Network Preferences to set up  the Android phone network interface. Click Apply.
  10. Your phone starts sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the USB cable.
  11. When finished, disable tethering and then safely disconnect the phone from the computer.