Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Google Nexus 5. Find out more on this page.
Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot
Drivers for computers
Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi
Tethering via USB
When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:
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To download and install drivers for a Windows computer, follow these steps:
Your phone can share its mobile data connection with asingle computer over a USB cable.
Tethering works with Windows 7, Windows XP,Windows Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux. For more information abouttethering and operating systems, visit www.android.com/tether.
For Windows XP, you must have the appropriate driver installedon your computer before you can tether. To learn more, go to www.android.com/tether.
Note: When you connect your phone to a computer with a USB cable, you can either tether or access files on the phone’s memory card, you cannot do both. If you want to use your computer to access the memory card, you must turn off tethering.
To set up or configure a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:
To turn on or turn off a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:
Your phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID) so you can connect it with up to 8 other devices and share your mobile network data connection.Your phone’s default SSID is AndroidAPXXXX.
To share you mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:
Note: USB tethering is not supported on Mac OS.
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