Tethering is the process of sharing mobile internet connection with the connected computer using Bluetooth or USB cable. On basis of this, tethering is classified as:
- USB Tethering
- Bluetooth Tethering
1. USB Tethering :
When the mobile internet connection is shared with connected computer using a physical cable like USB then it called USB Tethering. It is used for the high speed connection sharing between mobile devices and connected computer systems.
2. Mobile Hotspot :
When the mobile internet is shared with connected computer via wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), then it is called Mobile Hotspot. It is used for a short term connection between mobile devices and computer systems.
Difference between USB Tethering and Mobile Hotspot :
|USB TETHERING||MOBILE HOTSPOT|
|It is internet sharing connection established via USB cable.||It is internet sharing connection established using WLAN.|
|The internet speed obtained in connected computer is faster.||While the internet speed is little slow using hotspot.|
|It requires a mobile device and a USB cable.||While it requires only a mobile device.|
|It is a wired connection.||While it is a wireless connection.|
|It does not require mobile devices with hotspot.||For this, hotspot is compulsory in mobile devices.|
|It does not harm the battery life of mobile.||It harms the battery life of mobile.|
|It is used if connection is established for a long time.||It is used for a short term connection.|
|It has a predefined range i.e. length of USB cable.||It has variable range but limited.|
|Computer does not need to have the Wi-Fi functionality.||Computer needs to have Wi-Fi functionality.|
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