How to connect a USB Modem to your Android Device

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Let’s face it, the days when a phone was only used to call and text someone are long gone. Now a days, we need internet on our smartphones as much as we need a GSM connection in order to place a call. That being said, data plans do tend to cost a lot and there are times when the Wi-Fi in your home may very well be broken. In those cases, we do tend to freeze up as to what to do in order to access the internet, however thanks to the simple guide given below you’ll finally be able to access the internet via a USB modem that has a GSM SIM port.

Now, we know that for many users this is a very senseless and absolutely unnecessary thing to do but it does have its perks. Like for example not only does this save you some battery but it also can potentially come in quite handy whenever you’re running out of the data limit of your 3G bandwidth connection on your device.

Prerequisites: You will require a mini OTG cable, a rooted device, a USB modem which has GSM SIM port and your provider’s APN and other credentials. Also please ensure that your kernel has the required PPP drivers installed.

Guide:

  • Download the PPP Widget 2 App from here
  • Set the PPP widget on your homescreen
  • Connect the Modem to your device via the OTG cable
  • Grant the widget root permissions
  • Enter all your modem’s SIM credentials into the widget
  • Click connect and voila you’ll be finally online.

That’s about it, have fun going online with your USB modem. Do remember that you can use this method to connect your phone to a Cloud USB modem as well which can come in quite handy if your cloud modem is running out of battery. Happy browsing people.

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