How to use Moto G as modem to connect to PC

Motorola Moto G is one of the best mid range smartphone. It is not as powerful as the most of the flagship smartphone in terms of the specification but in real time performance is outstanding for the price it is available. The price of Moto G is $179. The Moto G runs on Android Kitkat OS and powered by Dual core processor with 1GB of RAM. In this post let us see how to use the device as modem to connect to PC. This method of using Moto G tethering works with both the editions of Moto G.

Read: moto g 2nd generation pros and cons & Pros and Cons of  Moto G .


Motorola Moto G as modem

How to use Motorola Moto G as modem to connect to PC

To use Moto G as modem, you need to first enable the USB tethering. To do this follow the below steps.
Step1:  Touch to the Apps.
Step 2: Go to Settings.
Step 3:  Tap on to More.
Step 4:  Go to Tethering & Mobile Hotspot.
Step 5:  Check the box for USB Tethering. Do note that, if you enabled WiFi or if USB cable is not connected, then USB tethering option will not be enabled.
Once the tethering is enabled, Moto G works as a modem to use internet from PC. You can disable USB tethering by unchecking the tethering & Mobile Hotspot.
1. Moto G Tethering works with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and popular linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora etc.

2. Even you can also use Motorola Moto G as WiFi Hotspot to connect to any WiFi enabled devices using the Mobile Hotspot feature.

How to use Moto G as WiFi Hotspot

  • Enable the mobile data on your Moto G.
  • Go to Settings->More–>Tethering & Mobile Hotspot
  • Check the Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to enable WiFi Hotspot.

Customising Moto G WiFi Hotspot Settings

  • Go to Settings->More–>Tethering & Mobile Hotspot
  • Tap to Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot.
  • Enter or Edit the Network SSID, Security Type and Password according to your wish.
  • Tap Save to save the settings.

Moto G and Moto G 2nd Generation are the best priced well features smartphones available today. The timely Android upgrades, makes this device one of the most attractive phone to buy.

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