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

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 loss if we can't use the great speed on our PC.

This method can also be used by other types of 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.

How to Set Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 as Internet Modem for PC

Before you set up the Internet from Xiaomi Smartphone to your Computers, first, make sure you have enabled USB Debugging Features on your smartphone 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 smartphone 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 the computer using a 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 your Xiaomi smartphone now being Modem to provide an 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 the Xiaomi smartphone a modem for surfing online on a computer / PC help you guys. If you have any problem in implementing the above arrangements, please feel free to discuss them in the comments below, we will help.

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

    1. 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

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

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

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

    1. 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:



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