I’ve had my Google Nexus phone for a while now and am only just starting to explore some of the stuff it can do. A recent pleasant surprise was using tethering so I could connect to the internet from my laptop via my phone. I connected my phone to my laptop with the USB cable and dug into the settings:
As you can see you don’t need to dig very far. When I tapped the the “USB tethering” option Ubuntu immediately popped up a notification saying that it had connected to a wired network… and then I checked my email. It happened so fast that I almost feel cheated out of doing something clever to get it going… almost.
If you don’t have your cable you can explore setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot. You’ll just have to add a name and a password for your network.
I have so many memories of installing Windows and having to use a second computer to download drivers for my network card (and every other card)… Ubuntu is making those memories feel very distant indeed.