Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Tethering an Internet Connection Using Your Android Phone

We need to be connected online 24/7 today. All have their own reasons to remain online, be it for work or for staying connected to different social media apps. You may not have access to a Wi-Fi connection at all times. In times of need, you may have to depend on the Internet connection of your phone. Most SIMs in Android phones today has Internet packs that can be used to connect other devices to the Internet. These devices include your laptop and tablets.

Let us learn about tethering an Internet connection using your Android phone with an active data pack.

How to Use an Android Phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot?

If you want to avoid using a public Wi-Fi and yet remain online, then you can always fall back on your Android smartphone mobile data connection. The following steps will help you learn about tethering an Internet connection using your Android phone.

Sharing Android Phone’s Internet Connection

  1. Go to Settings on your Android phone and tap on More under Wireless Networks.
  2. Here you will find ‘Tethering and portable hotspot’. Tap on Wi-Fi hotspot.
  3. Now, if you are a first time user, you will need to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot in order to use it
  4. Enter or rename a name for your Wi-Fi network and give it a strong password. Tap on Save.
  5. Your Wi-Fi Hotspot will be turned on and to allow other devices to use the Internet, you have to toggle the slider on the top of the screen.
  6. Search for your Wi-Fi hotspot name on your laptop or tablets network scan. When you spot your mobile’s Wi-Fi SSID, click on it and enter the password saved on your phone.
  7. Once the password is accepted, your laptop or other tablet will be now able to use the Internet from your Android mobile data connection.

Tethering an Internet connection using Android phones is possible on all models. If you have an active mobile data plan then you don’t have to worry about the high cost of using mobile Internet. However, it may drain your mobile battery faster as well as use up limited data plans quickly.



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