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I have a Samsung smartphone, which can be connected to a free WIFI network, but my laptop can't connect to that WIFI network. So I want to use my smartphone as a router/forwarder.

I want to connect my laptop to the phone with USB. There's USB tethering in my smartphone, but I don't know how to configure my laptop network so that my laptop can connect to Internet via USB.

Does anyone know how-to?

my machine is fedorea 16 (3.6.10-2.fc16.x86_64)

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I believe that there is an Android SE that might be able to help you better. I assume that you have an android phone. – mdpc Jun 24 '13 at 21:06
when you have your smartphone in tethering mode then connect to your laptop via USB cable, your laptop should pick up USB as a Ethernet interface. – Raza Jun 24 '13 at 21:24
and then you can follow this link howto configure usb networking on fedora : maemo.org/community/oldwiki/howto-set-up-usb-networking-fc4 – Raza Jun 24 '13 at 21:30
yes, the problem is how to pick up USB as a Enthernet interface. By the way, usng USB hurts the laptop and phone or not? – misteryes Jun 24 '13 at 22:29
Have you tried plugging it in yet? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jun 25 '13 at 3:43

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