Wednesday, 27 July 2016

How to Use Android Phone as Wi-Fi Hotspot?

Connecting your laptop with Internet on-the-go is quite a luxury for most of us. Today, most of use a smartphone with an active data connection. What if you could use your mobile internet connection to access Internet on your laptop?

Yes, it is possible with the help of the in-built Wi-Fi hotspot in your Android device.

Let us have a look at how to use Android phone as Wi-Fi hotspot.

Using Android Wi-Fi Hotspot

People using Android smartphones can turn their own phones into a portable hotspot device. You no longer need to invest in an additional Wi-Fi hotspot device.

Just make sure you have an active data plan on your phone. But keep in mind, the data limit on your phone may cap faster than you can imagine. Thus, make sure you use Android phone as Wi-Fi hotspot only during an emergency.
  • Go to Settings menu from the Home Screen.
  • Select Wireless & Networks and go to Tethering & Portable Hotspot.
  • Click on the box next to Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • A new box will open that says Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Enter a new Network SSID name or use the default name if you wish.
  • Make sure you choose the Security as WPA2 PSK.
  • Enter a strong Password to keep you Wi-Fi hotspot secured.
  • Now, on your laptop, click on the network icon and select the Android network that appears in the list of Wi-Fi networks.
  • You will be asked to enter Security Key. You entered on your phone the password is the Security Key.

That’s all you need to do to use Wi-Fi Hotspot from Android phone on your laptop.

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