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In the office where I'm working now, my network carrier has very poor reception, so my iPhone 4 cannot access the internet reliably.
I have a pc running Windows XP SP3 that is connected to internet through LAN, and it does not have a wi-fi card.
Is it possibile to share the PC connectivity to the iPhone through the USB cable?

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You're not the first to ask this question. Searching with Google shows that it's been discussed here and here.

Unfortunately, iOS doesn't to support what you're describing.

You mention that you don't have a wireless card but perhaps you can share your internet connection wirelessly, through an Ad-Hoc network. I think that's the best way to go, honestly.

This doesn't work for internet:

[PC] --->--(USB)--->--> [iOS Device]

But this probably would, since the iOS device doesn't care, for the most part, where the WiFi is coming from:

[PC] --->--(WiFi)--->--> [iOS Device]

So, you might consider grabbing a wireless card for your PC. Alternatively, a jailbroken iPhone might be able to get more mileage with a USB cable than a vanilla one would.

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Unfortunately this is not possible.

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look there: it is all explained as a tutorial http://en.kioskea.net/faq/11659-tutorial-transfer-your-internet-connection-from-a-pc-to-iphone

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This solution is using a Wi-FI card, which is not available. –  Davide Gualano Nov 15 '13 at 9:58

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