two three ways you can use the internet connection on your G1 to surf the web on your laptop/computer: USB, Bluetooth and Ad hoc wireless network.
UPDATE: Tethering through PDANet Beta. (Preferred for USB)
This is the easiest method for users with Windows XP. All you have to do is download this file and double click the exe and follow the easy installation process which will also install the software to the G1. This program is still in beta so you might encounter some bugs and problems with speed, however, you do not have to hack your G1 and get root access.
Tethering through USB With Tetherbot proxy
Firefox or any SOCKS v5 compatible browser
Root access to your G1 (follow this tutorial to get root access)
Once you have root access, you can connect your G1 through USB and use tetherbot.
For windows XP and Vista Check here for detailed directions
If you use Opera browser like me, you need to use this hack for SOCKS v5
Check Graham’s website on how to use the portbouncer.
Tethering through Wifi -ad hoc mode
A wireless card to scan for networks on your laptop/computer
Any internet browser
Either a G1 data plan or the tzones hack – check my previous post to get the tzones hack working
- Turn off wireless on your phone
- Download tether-1.6.tar and place it in /sdcard via USB cable
- Unmount the sdcard and disconnect the USB
- In your terminal type:
Now go to your laptop or wireless device and search for new wireless networks. Connect to ‘G1′!
To stop tethering:
New Wifi/Bluetooth Tether app (Preferred for Wifi)
alternatively, you can download the new app here Wifi/BT TetherApp for Android and save it to your android SDcard and install it. This version has bluetooth tethering also.