This guide will show you how to share an internet connection from one device to another. For this example, we will share the internet connection from an Android phone to a Windows PC.
As you may already know, mobile phones can use Wi-Fi, mobile data, or even Ethernet connection to connect to the internet. You can share this connection with other devices (that can connect to Wi-Fi networks) by turning on the hotspot feature on your phone.
Using your mobile hotspot can help you if you have issues with your current network, for example, when using a restricted network in a hotel when your current Wi-Fi connection is too slow.
Here's how to share a mobile hotspot connection:
- Firstly, on your phone's drop-down menu, turn off Wi-Fi and turn on Mobile Data.
- If you have never used the hotspot feature before, you will need to configure it by setting a name and a password. You can enter any name and password you'd like.
- Now, on the Hotspot settings page, turn on the hotspot by tapping the switch.
- Once turned on, the Hotspot network will appear as a newly available network in your environment. If you are using a Windows device, click the Wi-Fi icon on your toolbar, and you will find the new network. Just tap on it and connect as you would to any Wi-Fi network.
- Enter the password that you previously set and click Next.
- You should now be connected to your hotspot network.
Congratulations - you successfully set up and connected to a mobile hotspot!
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