How to Share Internet Connection from PC to Android Phone using WIFI

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Are you looking for how to share internet connection from PC to android phone? Yes then you have come to the right place. WiFi Ad-Hoc networking is a very popular and easy way to share internet connection between PC and laptop and between PC and smart phone with built in WiFi.

This method works very fine with windows based smart phones and unfortunately this method does not work with Android based smart phones. But still you can use this method with your android phones by changing some configuration file settings. But this method is not convenient as you need to have root access to change the system files. But do not worry. We have some alternative method for you that you can easily use to share your laptop or PC internet connection with your phone.

This method I am going to describe is a software based method and it works well for Windows 7 and I have not tested it on XP, but it should work fine for XP also. This software I am talking about is Virtual Router (It’s a free software). You just need to install the software on your PC or laptop and rest is very easy.

Steps to Follow For Sharing Internet Connection: 

STEP1: Download Virtual Router from the link.

STEP2: Install the software on your PC/Laptop

STEP3: Open Virtual Router program and fill the settings form and click start virtual router. Make sure that you have already switched on the WiFi on your system.


That’s all, you have done the configuration for PC/Laptop. 

What Should be done on the Android Phone?

STEP1: On your phone go to Settings-> Wireless and networks->Wi-Fi settings.

STEP2: Enable Wi-Fi on the device

STEP3: Now phone will automatically scan for available Wi-Fi networks, if it does not scan automatically scan it manually. After scanning is completed you can see a list of available Wi-Fi networks, click on the network that you have created and give the password and click connect. 

That’s all now your Android phone is connected to your Wi-Fi network. You can now access the internet on your Android phone.

If you have got any other ways to share internet connection between PC and android phone please do let us know by providing your comments.

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+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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  • krish

    share your internet to mobile phone with mhotspot….

    no need to install this software..

    i use this for to share my pc internet for my my galaxy ace mobile

    • i used mhotspot even that dint work …it doesnt show anything even after pressing start hotspot buttons and even my galaxy s doesnt discover the wifi….

    • gouranga

      I am able to connect laptop with my Galaxy ace mobile through mhotspot but internet is not coming ..can anyone suggest me???

      • tausif

        install an app name airdroid on your android mobile and simply connect it to your pc w/o installing this software to pc/laptop

    • Akhil

      my android says obtaining IP address…. bt never connects.. Glaxy 5.
      I’m getting internet through lan proxy.
      please help.

    • can i share my internet to my android wifi phone… im not having any hardware or software regarding to wifi connection in my system(os-windows7).. and im having only one local area network..

  • Maria

    It won’t work in XP. On xp, we can only create adhoc network which android phones won’t connect to.

  • Omar_n22

    man you are the best God bless you it works excellent with me
    thank you very much

    • Guru

      Thank you very much for your wishes and I am glad that my work is useful for you.

      • mohit chugh

        hey bro here its written that it cannot be started plz help

        • Prateek

          Same here “VIRTUAL ROUTER CANNOT BE STARTED” what to do????????

          • Whenever it says so, please restart your system and try again. Should solve the problem, even I have also faced the same problem sometimes.

  • Shafique

    awesome tips. this is exactly what I was looking for

  • maricar

    it’s really great! thanks! now i can access the internet on my android phone!

  • the software works only for windows 7,i am using windows vista…..can u suggest something else

  • Darbin02

    thank u sooooooooooooooo much

  • nadun

    my “Shared connections” list on virtual router manager is ALWAYS blank.. I even tried creating a new adhoc network. doesn’t work.. please help!

  • Ramanbethe

    thnx alot m/

  • Vinodkumar Dussa

    I could connect my android phone via wifi to the network but I am unable to browse the internet i.e there is not data reception! Can someone help?

  • vidyasagar

    It says “virtual router could not be started!” Shared connection field is auto setting to “VirtualBox host only network” but what I want is Local area connection 6.

  • Jp

    Worked like a charm…….Super cool dude!!!!

  • Arun

    Too good. connected in one shot using your information. Thanks

  • lakshman

    Great piece of code !

  • umair

    Thank you very works.

  • Hicham

    Just want to say thank you !

  • Pran

    i can’t connect with Vista(software not support)….any other step ?

  • Rockey

    Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much……
    Great idea to update android apps using PC network……
    Works on Xperia Mini Pro.

  • ian tay

    really works!!!

    thank you!!!

    thanks god !!


  • shine

    is this safe

  • Ismail Khan

    really it’s working
    thank you for this app

  • rachhi

    dis not working .. said “a device attached to the devise not functioning”

  • kevin roi

    thanks man. keep it up ! 🙂

  • M S KHAN

    Hi I am using a LAN with proxy and i am sharing that to wifi and connecting Android mobile. Mobile is connected to wifi but cannot browse anything on mobile.

    • Try configuring the same proxy manually on your mobile and see if that works.

      • M S KHAN

        Tried the same but cannot browse the internet on mobile device.