How do you turn your mobile data into a Wi-Fi connection?
Sometimes your Wi-Fi may be slow or maybe you haven’t paid for it or KPLC messed you up, all in all you need to know how you can turn your mobile data into a Wi-Fi connection.
Well, you may have a solution right in your pocket: a cell phone. Many cell phones let you turn your cellular connection to the Internet into a Wi-Fi connection for other devices. This is called creating a “hotspot.” Your cell phone will show as a Wi-Fi network that others can join. Connecting a tablet or computer to that hotspot is called “tethering.”
How do you turn your hotspot on?
1.For an iPhone
To turn your iPhone into a hotspot, go to Settings, then Personal Hotspot. The next screen will let you set a password. Do not skip this step (see below). The name of your network is the name you have given to your phone. Slide the switch to on and follow the directions that appear.
You can use your Android phone as a hotspot if it is running Android 2.2, or later operating systems. Your phone and carrier must also permit tethering.To turn your Android phone into a hotspot, go to Settings, then Mobile Hotspot & Tethering.Tap on Mobile Hotspot to turn it on, set the name of your network and set a password.
3. How do you connect to the Hotspot?
You connect a computer or tablet to your phone’s Wi-Fi hotspot just as you would connect to any other Wi-Fi network. Select the name of your phone’s network, enter the password and connect. Some phones also permit you to tether using a cable and/or Bluetooth.
Just a reminder that you can either choose to connect people’s devices yourself or you can give your password out as long as you don’t forget to change it later. Remember to switch your hotspot off when not in use as it can drain your battery as well.
You also do not want your phone to become an open Wi-Fi network, free for anyone to use. Your data allotment could be used up in minutes! For that reason, you want to select a strong password and share it only with people you trust.