Tethering: T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide

Learn how to share your mobile data connection over a USB cable using the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide.





Connection icons for tethering

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


image190.jpgTethering via USB is turned on



Drivers for computers


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


With Tethering, your phone can share its mobile data connection with a single computer over a USB cable. With Portable Wi-Fi hotspot, your phone can share its mobile data connection with up to five devices, wirelessly. This works with Windows® 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista®,and with Mac OS X. For more information about this, visitwww.android.com/tether.


To use Tethering or Portable Wi-Fi hotspot, your unlimited data plan must include a Smartphone Mobile HotSpotfeature.


Important: You must update the software to Android 2.2 (Froyo) to use this feature.



Tethering via USB


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


  1. Install the tethering drivers (above) if necessary.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
  3. On your phone, press the Menu key.
  4. Touch Settings.
  5. Touch Wireless & networks.
  6. Touch USB tethering.Your phone starts sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the USB connection.


Note: If you are unable to turn on USB tethering, touch and drag the Status bar down. You will see the Tethering icon next to the connection type Disk drive, most likely. In any case, touch the Tethering icon, touch to select the USB tethering option, and then touch Done.