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

Want to use a Xiaomi smartphone as a modem in the computer (via USB cable)? Yes, you can! 4G signals are now available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, and even in some newest phones now the 5G connection is available, it will be our loss if we can't use that 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 settings, 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 your 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).

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

If you have made a USB debugging setting then we can go to internet settings in your 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 turn it off on the USB tethering again.

Common issues and solutions

Setting up your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 as an internet modem for your PC can be a convenient and cost-effective way to access the internet. However, it's not always smooth sailing. Here are some common issues and solutions when setting up your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 as an internet modem.

  • Connection not recognized by PC: If your PC doesn't recognize the connection, try restarting both your phone and PC and ensure that the drivers are properly installed.
  • Slow connection: If the connection is slow, make sure you're in an area with good network coverage, and try disabling other apps and services that may be using data in the background.
  • Phone battery drain: Using your phone as an internet modem can quickly drain its battery. To conserve battery, try lowering the screen brightness, disabling unused apps, and connecting your phone to a power source.

Check for compatibility

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you should now be able to set up your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 as an internet modem for your PC via USB cable. Remember to check for compatibility and ensure that the necessary software and drivers are installed before configuring your phone's settings. With a stable and reliable internet connection, you'll be able to browse, stream, and work from anywhere.

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 implementing the above arrangements, please feel free to discuss them in the comments below, we will help.

Related Articles:

Blog authors

Rindi Putra
Rindi Putra
Graphic Designer & Technology Junkie Graduated with 'International Trade Management' Major | 2 Years of Professional career on International Shipping Company & 3 Years career on Local Fashion Brand Company | 10 Years (and still counting) as Digital content creator. Feel free to connect with me on Social Media Twitter/Instagram: @rindiputra


  1. Unknown
    Saturday, May 27, 2017
    I am using Windows XP I can't connect my redmi 4a internet to pc.i switched USB tethering.what can I do?
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Sunday, May 28, 2017
      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: http://en.miui.com/thread-52226-1-1.html
  2. Raja
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    I am using redmi 3s prime can i connect my phone internet to laptop?
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Wednesday, March 15, 2017
      Yes you can Raja, Try above tutorial because it should be work on other xiaomi type too. happy trying!
  3. Unknown
    Sunday, November 13, 2016
    Why Redmi note 3 is not charging on USB tethering mode?
    Presently, I am on MIUI 8.
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Sunday, November 13, 2016
      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