How to Turn an Android Smartphone into a Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot?

By | June 21, 2014

Sometimes we need to share the internet connection with friends, family, co-workers, etc. We can use our android-based smartphone as a portable wi-fi hotspot and share our internet connection to other people.

The internet connection shared would be able to be accessed by everyone. But I think nobody want to share his connection freely to anyone they do not know, so, we should limit our connection only to certain people who get our permission.

Set a password to restrict the hotspot connection, so that only people who know the password can access our internet connection.




How to create a mobile wifi hostspot using android smartphone?

  1. Go to “Setting”
    android_setting

    android_setting

    (Note : Smartphone spec : Samsung Galaxy, Android Version 4.2.2)

  2. On “Connection”, select “More Network”
    android_setting_menu

    android_setting_menu

     

  3. Select “Tethering and portable hotspot”
    android setting wireless network

    android setting wireless network

     

  4. Activate “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot”, and now your internet connection can be accessed by other.
    androis portable hotspot wifi

    android portable hotspot wifi

    android hotspot wifi warning

    android hotspot wifi warning

     

  5. But, of course nobody want their internet connection used freely. Let’s make our hotspot password protected and only permited users are able to get access. Select “Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot.”
    androis portable hotspot wifi

    androis portable hotspot wifi

     

  6. Select “Configure”
    android hotspot wifi configuration

    android hotspot wifi configuration

     

  7. Enter your device name (this will be the name of your hotspot connection when the other device detect it) and create a password.
    android hotspot wifi password setting

    android hotspot wifi password setting

     

Done! Now your android smartphone successfully transformed into a privat and password protected mobile wifi hotspot.

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