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#1 OFFLINE   diverbelow

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:24 AM

Since tether is a great way to stay connected when there is no free WiFi or another way to connect computer using ethernet. Since 3G phones are coming out all the time, tether is one option. Rooted users always had the tether option and there is

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for non-root users and since froyo is getting pushed out to users.
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When you first downloaded Froyo for your Nexus One and tried the new tethering features, you probably noticed that when you connected via USB on Linux, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, everything went smoothly. But what happens if you try USB Tethering with Windows XP? Well, it’s not so smooth. As many of you probably noticed, you are going to need a driver to get tethering to work on Windows XP. We will guide you through the steps to get you tethering away on your Windows XP machine.

This setting is only in Froyo 2.2

  • Download the following configuration file (

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    ) to your Windows XP computer. Typically, you can right-click on the link and choose “Save As”. (If your browser appends .html to the file name, you will need to edit the name to remove the .html extension.)
  • Use the USB cable that came with your phone to connect your phone to your computer.
  • On the Android phone, press Home, press Menu, and touch Settings to open the Settings application.
  • Touch Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot.
  • Check USB tethering.
  • When Windows XP’s New Hardware Wizard opens, select No, not at this time and click Next.
  • Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
  • Click Browse to browse to the directory where you installed the configuration file you downloaded in Step 1 and click Next. Windows XP uses the configuration file to configure itself to support USB tethering with the Android phone.
  • When Windows XP finishes installing the software for Android USB Ethernet/RNDIS, click Finish.


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#2 OFFLINE   anisamiu

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:12 AM

I using Froyo 2.2 before and it worked smoothly with Window XP without downloading any file.Now i'm using 2.3.4 and been request to do as stated but it not work.The result said cannot install the hard ware wizard.Why?

#3 OFFLINE   gamer

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:44 PM

HEY DIDNT WORK, IT SE

View Postdiverbelow, on 25 May 2010 - 09:24 AM, said:

Since tether is a great way to stay connected when there is no free WiFi or another way to connect computer using ethernet. Since 3G phones are coming out all the time, tether is one option. Rooted users always had the tether option and there is

Please Login HERE or Register HERE to see this link!

for non-root users and since froyo is getting pushed out to users.
I found this

Please Login HERE or Register HERE to see this link!

on and wanted to share:

When you first downloaded Froyo for your Nexus One and tried the new tethering features, you probably noticed that when you connected via USB on Linux, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, everything went smoothly. But what happens if you try USB Tethering with Windows XP? Well, it’s not so smooth. As many of you probably noticed, you are going to need a driver to get tethering to work on Windows XP. We will guide you through the steps to get you tethering away on your Windows XP machine.

This setting is only in Froyo 2.2


  • Download the following configuration file (

    Please Login HERE or Register HERE to see this link!

    ) to your Windows XP computer. Typically, you can right-click on the link and choose “Save As”. (If your browser appends .html to the file name, you will need to edit the name to remove the .html extension.)
  • Use the USB cable that came with your phone to connect your phone to your computer.
  • On the Android phone, press Home, press Menu, and touch Settings to open the Settings application.
  • Touch Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot.
  • Check USB tethering.
  • When Windows XP’s New Hardware Wizard opens, select No, not at this time and click Next.
  • Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
  • Click Browse to browse to the directory where you installed the configuration file you downloaded in Step 1 and click Next. Windows XP uses the configuration file to configure itself to support USB tethering with the Android phone.
  • When Windows XP finishes installing the software for Android USB Ethernet/RNDIS, click Finish.

IT DIDNT WORK IT SED "THE INF file you selected does not support this method of installation"





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