Make your own mobile wifi hotspot
Use your mobile internet connection to create a personal wireless network for other devices. A personal wireless network may be needed quite often. Personal broadband network can be used to quickly access the internet or to transfer files across devices when other wireless networks are down. It can be really easy to set up a personal wireless network. All that one needs in order to do so is to have a smartphone. In this post, we will take a look at how to create a mobile hotspot with your android phone and we will also consider some of the things for you to keep in mind when using such a network.
How to create a personal Wi-Fi hotspot using your mobile phone
These days, smartphones have the capability of being used to create a personal Wi-Fi hotspot. Using this personal network, any other personal devices that a user may have, can be authorized to connect to this network. These devices can then interact with each other, being connected over the same network and the smartphone’s internet data connection can also be shared among devices. Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to set up a personal internet WiFi network using your smartphone:
In smartphones, the hotspot capabilities are typically in the same area of the settings. And let you change similar options such as network name and password, and maybe even the security protocol. Go to the settings of your phone, Where to Find the Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings.
How to create a mobile hotspot on iphone:
For iPhone: It’s labeled as Personal Hotspot on the front page of the Settings app. Older versions of iOS might need to go into Settings > General > Network first. See how to use your iPhone as a hotspot if you need help.
How to make a windows phone a mobile hotspot:
For Windows Phone: The hotspot section in Windows Phone is Settings > Internet Sharing.
How to create a mobile hotspot on blackberry:
For Blackberry Phone: Go to the setting in Manage Connections > Wi-Fi > Mobile hotspot. To make a change of settings might require you to access Options > Network and Connections > Mobile Hotspot Connections > Options. BlackBerry phone provide finer control over the hotspot options, such as letting you alter the wireless band, allow or disallow file transfers between the clients and auto-shutdown of the hotspot.
How to make a mobile hotspot android:
For Android Phone: The hotspot feature on Androids is called Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot or Tethering and Mobile Hotspot, and is normally found in Settings. Under the connections tab, you will see more networks. Go to this section. For some phones, this may be listed under more wireless networks > Find tethering and portable hotspot option > Turn portable hotspot on.
Visit settings for portable hotspot and set a network password. You can also check for other advanced setting such as selecting which devices to authorize to connect to the network. Turn off Wi-Fi on your smartphone. Some mobile phones do this automatically when you turn on the hotspot feature.
A new wireless network created by your smartphone will then be visible to your other devices. You can simply connect to this new Wi-Fi network and use it to browse the internet, transfer files on the network or work on any other collaboration across multiple devices.
Some things to keep in mind when using personal mobile wifi hotspot:
These are the things for you to keep in mind when you use your smartphone to create a personal Wi-Fi network:
- Never disclose your password to anybody else and always ensure to keep the network visible only to authorized devices. Also, when using a personal network, always make sure to keep an eye on which devices are connected.
- Make sure to turn off the hotspot network when not in use. Data rates on mobile phones are high and you must ensure to keep an eye on the internet usage made by other devices. Unnecessarily leaving the personal network on may lead to a lot of data charges being incurred.
- Using the hotspot and data features dramatically take up the battery life of a smartphone. If you are planning to use a personal network for an extended length of time, make sure to keep your smartphone on charge so as to avoid disruptions.