Tethering is the use of a mobile device such as a mobile phone to supply Internet access for another device which is otherwise unconnected, using the mobile device as a modem.[1] This can be done through Bluetooth wireless technology or cables (such as USB).

Who does this anymore? Did you even know what it was before I pasted the def? Tethering I think is SO 2000 and 1. What device doesn’t have Wifi these days… And if you’re on a train, you have your BB for all email access, worst case scenario you have an USB Internet stick or PC Express card that does the same without having to tie up your phone to your laptop, or turn bluetooth on and off, or pair them or whatever. I can do lots of cool tethering things with my Mac, ie making the make an Access point for wifi and sharing internet from ethernet, that has been useful in the past (before I purchased a wireless router), or the other way in rare cases, sharing Internet through the ethernet. Those are very rare occurrences though, even less for those who aren’t in the technical arena I suppose.

Anyways, just a throw back to a seldom used feature on most devices and for 95% of people I think. One for the history books.

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