Online users use their laptops to surf the net in coffee shops, homes, colleges and other schools and even restaurants that serve fast food. However, if your wireless access point malfunctions or you do not have access to the Internet for some reason, you can still go online if you own a smartphone.
Purchase a USB (Universal Serial Bus) plug at a local computer store. Plug one side of the USB in your phone and the other side into a vacant USB opening on your laptop. This plug allows these two machines to communicate with each other and exchange data.
Look on the bottom portion of your computer screen to ensure the presence of an online connection. You may have to wait for a few seconds because this connection can take some time to show up on your laptop. However, if you do not have any active online networks at the time, the entire connection process will begin on its own.