How to use Asus Zenfone 5 as modem to Connect to Internet from PC

Asus Zenfine 5 A501CG is available in two variants based on the internal storage capacity. One is 8GB and another one is 16GB. The device is powered by 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology, Dual Core with 1GB of RAM. It has 5 inch 720p resolution Corning Gorilla Glass protected display, 8MP primary camera and 2MP front facing camera. It houses Li-ion 2110 mAh battery. It is most of the popular connectivity features. In this post we see how to use Asus Zenfone 5 as modem to connect to Internet from PC.
How to use Asus Zenfine 5 as Modem
There are three ways through which you can share the mobile data of Zenfone 5 with other devices. WiFi hotspot, USB tethering and Bluetooth Tethering.
Asus Zenfone Tethering

How to use Asus Zenfone 5 as WiFi hotspot

To use Asus Zenfone 5 as WiFi hotspot, you need to have active mobile data and enable it. Now follow the step given below. Zenfone 5 WiFi hotspot is useful in sharing the data with WiFi enabled devices such as iPad mini, iPad air, Nexus 9 etc.

  • Go to Settings->More
  • Tethering and mobile Hotspot
  • Enable Mobile Hotspot.
  • You can customise SSID and password using Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot option.

Video Guide on How to use Asus Zenfone 5 as WiFi Hotspot

How use to Asus Zenfone 5 USB tethering

  • Connect your Zenfone 5 to PC through the USB cable.
  • The windows will install the required drivers. If it does not detect automatically, then you need to install the drivers by downloading it from the official support page of Asus.
  • Go to Settings->More
  • Tethering and mobile Hotspot
  • Enable USB tethering.

How to use Asus Zenfone 5 Bluetooth Tethering

  • Pair Zenfone 5 with the device you want to share the mobile data.
  • Now Go to Settings->More.
  • Tethering and mobile Hotspot
  • Enable the Bluetooth Tethering.
These are the different methods through which you can use Asus Zenfone 5 as modem.


  1. Wifi hotspot on my asus zenfone 2 cannot tether my ipad mini. Does anyone know how to solve this? Very frustrating!

  2. when my ASUS Zenfone 5 still kitkat i can connect to PC as modem, but now i have upgrade my device to lollipop and i can't tethering anymore on my PC. the signal can not read on my PC. please help

    1. Hi Ikhsan,

      Currently I don't have Zenfone 5 with me. But i think, after lollipop update, it will have same interface which is there in Zenfone 2. So you can refer the video link below. hope this resolves your issue.


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