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How to use a mobile hotspot?

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:

 

  1. Firstly, on your phone's drop-down menu, turn off Wi-Fi and turn on Mobile Data.


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  2. 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.

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  3. Now, on the Hotspot settings page, turn on the hotspot by tapping the switch.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Enter the password that you previously set and click Next.

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  6. You should now be connected to your hotspot network.

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Congratulations - you successfully set up and connected to a mobile hotspot!

 

If you have any further questions, our customer success team will help you 24/7 over live chat or e-mail.

 

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