How to Set Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 as Internet Modem for PC (via USB Cable)

Want to use Xiaomi smartphone as a modem in the computer (via USB cable)? Surely yes, ven better 4G signals are now available for Xiaomi redmi Note 3 and other types, it will be our lost if we can't use the great speed on our PC.

This method can also be used by other types Xiaomi smartphone users because it is basically the same in terms of setting, but because we have tried it on redmi Xiaomi Note 3 Pro so we wrote it to be more specific.


Before you set up the Internet from Xiaomi Smartphone to your Computers, first, make sure you have enabled USB Debugging Features on your smarpthone because if this feature is not active then the internet setting can not be done. If not set, please see the article on 'how to connect the redmi Xiaomi Note 3 Pro to PC' (article link available at the bottom of this post)

If you have made a USB debugging setting then we can go to internet settings in smarpthone Xiaomi so that connections can be used by your personal computer using a USB cable. it's like converting our Smartphone become an internet Modem.
  1. Connect Xiaomi Smartphone to computer using USB cable.
  2. Open Section >Settings >More >Tethering & Portable hotspot
  3. Enable USB tethering
How to Set Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 as Internet Modem for PC (via USB Cable)


Once you activate the USB tethering feature then you Xiaomi smartphone now being Modem to provide Internet signal to your computer. When finished using do not forget to turn off this feature on your smartphone, you can turning it off on the USB tethering again.

Hopefully this article on how to make Xiaomi smartphone as a modem for surfing online in computer / PC help you guys. If you have any problem in implementing the above arrangements, please feel free to discuss in the comments below, we will help.

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13 November 2016 at 22:39 delete

Why Redmi note 3 is not charging on USB tethering mode?
Presently, I am on MIUI 8.

13 November 2016 at 22:57 delete

it still charging but in a low power because it's different with charging through normal charger. if you use internet in high volume like downloading or streaming the power of charging will lower and even feel not charging. hope it help

14 March 2017 at 18:00 delete

I am using redmi 3s prime can i connect my phone internet to laptop?

15 March 2017 at 23:38 delete

Yes you can Raja, Try above tutorial because it should be work on other xiaomi type too. happy trying!

27 May 2017 at 16:46 delete

I am using Windows XP I can't connect my redmi 4a internet to pc.i switched USB tethering.what can I do?

28 May 2017 at 14:51 delete

Hi Somnath, for connecting your Xiaomi phone to Windows XP PC you need to install some update on your windows, for clear explanation and steps, you can follow the instruction on this article: