How to Use My Cell Phone Internet on My PC

By Phil Hoops

To access your cell phone's Internet connection on your PC, you must go through a process called tethering. Numerous applications, including PDANet and Tether, enable you to turn your cell phone into a wireless modem.

Step 1

Navigate to the official PDANet website (See Resources) and purchase/download the appropriate version of PDANet for your cell phone.

Step 2

Double click on the PDANet installer in your computer's "My Downloads" directory. Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the installation process.

Step 3

Visit the mobile applications store for your particular phone (i.e., Blackberry App World or Android Market) and search for PDANet. Download the free app to your phone and install it.

Step 4

Connect your phone to your PC computer using a USB cable. Open the PDANet app on your cell phone and press the "Enable USB Tether" tab. Hover over the lower right-hand portion of your PC screen and click on the PDANet icon. Double click on it and select "Connect".

Step 5

Surf the web on your PC using your cell phone's Internet connection.