How to Combine Ethernet and Tethered Android on a PC
With Speedify, it’s easy to combine your tethered Android smartphone connection with a wired Ethernet connection on your PC. In this article, we are going to walk you through how to do it.
Step 1: Connect your Ethernet cable to your PC and plug the other end into your modem or router. In most cases, you will connect to the Internet automatically. If it doesn’t work, see some troubleshooting options here.
Step 2: Tether your Android smartphone to your PC via Wi-Fi (most convenient), USB cable or Bluetooth.
As Wi-Fi tethering is most convenient as it's the fastest and requires no cables, we'll describe that procedure below. See more articles how to tether your Android phone to your PC using the USB cable or Bluetooth in our knowledge base.
First, create a Wi-Fi hotspot on your Android smartphone (Wi-Fi tethering). To do this, you can usually swipe down on the notification bar and tap on the hotspot icon. You should also enable the cellular data connection if it’s off. Or, you can go to the Settings screen and toggle them on from the Networks (mobile data) / Tethering (Wi-Fi hotspot) areas.
Then, configure the Wi-Fi hotspot on your Android smartphone.
Usually there’s an icon in the notification area of the Android smartphone. Swipe down and tap on that. You’ll be able to set up the Wi-Fi hotspot: SSID and password.
Lastly, connect your PC to the Wi-Fi network.
Click on the computer or Wi-Fi symbol in the lower right corner of the taskbar (systray). Turn on Wi-Fi by clicking on the tile in the lower side of the pop-up menu and select the Wi-Fi hotspot you set up on your phone. Enter your password (if you set one up) and you’re good to go.
Step 3: Start Speedify on your PC and combine the wired Ethernet and tethered Android smartphone on your PC. When you launch Speedify, the software automatically detects the two connections. You will see them each contained in a Connection Bubble near the top of the Dashboard.
And presto! You’re combining connections with the magic of Channel Bonding for improved speed, reliability, and security. You are now free to go forth and browse the internet, stream videos, and use your apps as you normally would.