A useful feature of the Android mobile phone is the ability to turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. This allows you to share your Internet connection with other people and multiple devices, such as your PC, laptop, tablet or other Smartphone. The following steps will show you how to turn your Android into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
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Activate the Wi-Fi Hotspot
To activate the Wi-Fi hotspot on your Android device, navigate to the “Wireless and networks” section of your Android settings. Scroll down the list until you find the Wi-Fi section, and activate the Wi-Fi connection by checking the box marked “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot”. This will activate wireless sharing of your Internet connection.
Configure your Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings
To configure the options for your Wi-Fi hotspot, navigate to the “Wireless and networks” section of your Android settings. Scroll down the list, and select the “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings” option. Under the “Router name” option, enter a name for your hotspot. There may be several Wi-Fi networks in the same area, so try to choose a distinctive name that will help users identify your network.
Next, set a password for your hotspot. This will prevent unauthorised users from accessing your Wi-Fi connection. Finally, select the “Manage users” option at the bottom of the list. Here, you can choose how many people or devices can connect to your Wi-Fi hotspot at any one time.
Connect Devices to the Internet through your Wi-Fi Hotspot
Once you’ve configured your Wi-Fi hotspot, you can share you Internet connection with other devices. Simply activate the Wi-Fi on your chosen device and search for available Wi-Fi connections. Your named hotspot should appear in the list of results. Connect to the hotspot, enter the password and you’re ready to access the shared Internet connection.