Using Your Smartphone As A WiFi Router

Using Your Smartphone As A WiFi Router

Most of the smartphones allow you to share your mobile Internet connection with other computers. It is a very useful function for times and places where there is no WiFi, but only 3G coverage. This possibility is known as tethering. Tethering is a practice by which one device shares with other mobile internet connection. Usually 5-8 Devices can provide WiFi connectivity using an Android phone.

How it works on Android.

The principle of functionally identical on all computers and platforms. When you enable the smartphone Spot function as WiFi Mobile, the cell phone starts to function as a wireless router, which shares its mobile Internet connection with other computers (which can be notebooks, tablets or other smartphones). Depending on the brand and model of equipment varies with the number of devices which can be connected simultaneously share: many of the Android phones allow you to connect up to five devices, but the latest enable up to eight.

Although it varies slightly depending on the version of Android running on the smartphone, to activate this function, enter the Configure option and then WiFi hotspot (WiFi or Mobile Spot). In all cases, you must enable this option. When doing this, it will be enabled under the ability to configure the access point in order to constitute an open network without passwords or with restricted access. Then, you must set the password for the devices that being connected.

Using your smartphone as a WiFi router is not the only option to share your 3G connection. If you need to wire up to the Internet only one more device (usually a notebook) needed which is possible to to do so via a USB cable. In this case, the only difference is that instead of enabling the feature on the smartphone WiFi Spot, USB connection is enabled and thus will use the phone directly, as though it were 3G modem notebook.

It is important to note that when using this feature your phone data traffic through this device will increase significantly, so it is advisable to know what service we are contracted with the network operator. So avoid surprises meet in the next bill.

The other important recommendation is related to the battery life, since being used as a wireless access point, the power consumption also increases substantially, so it’s best to keep the phone charging while it is used in this function.

As connection speeds, it is unwise to expect the service to work as a home broadband: as we know, mobile Internet connectivity is significantly limited. However, this application of smartphones can get us out of trouble with solvency.

Set in Android

Step 1. Log on Settings and then click More Settings. These names may change between versions of Android.

Step 2. Sign in WiFi zone and then enable hotspot using virtual switch.

Step 3. After confirming this action, if desired, you can set a password to access restricted.

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