If you have a quick internet connection on your smartphone, you may have well found a solution to connecting your secondary devices to the internet. With a personal WiFi hotspot, it is extremely easy to make your postpaid phone to work as a mobile broadband modem. You can connect your PC or even three devices to the internet with this idea. The benefit is that you will have more devices on one network, but on the downside – the speed might be lesser and your usage would require a close watch. So, whenever you do connect your devices to the mobile internet you have subscribed for, there is a good chance you would have higher data usage.
Connecting your device to your mobile internet is simple on both Android and Apple iOS. To create a Wi-Fi hotspot on an Android mobile, go to the “Settings” section and choose “Wireless and Networks” in the option list. There, you need to choose the “Tethering and portable hotspot” option. Enable “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot” and you would get a notification that the portable Wi-Fi hotspot Android XXXXXX is now active. You can restrict access also by changing the name and the password of the connection.
In a similar manner, you can also activate a Wi-Fi hotspot for your devices from an iPhone or iPad. With the newer versions of iOS, you can choose the settings icon on your home screen and then choose the ‘Personal Hotspot’ option.
You can also find it on settings – general – cellular data –personal hotspot. You need to enable this or turn the option on. Unlike Android, you have two options to enable personal hotspot – via Bluetooth and USB or over Wi-Fi as well. Choose the option that supports Wi-Fi.
You can now access the internet by simply connecting your device to your iPhone’s Wireless Internet. You can protect the security of this source by modifying the existing password too.
With this technique, you would be able to have internet on the go in simple steps. This advantage is not just limited to one device too; you can have many more devices on this network to ensure greater efficiency. On the downside though, you would find it difficult to manage speed on multiple systems that are used simultaneously. For most people that use one system at a time, it works like a charm. When you look at the different slabs you have for mobile internet in the market today, especially for the postpaid section – this technique makes a lot of sense. You would be able to sustain your entire network on one paid connection; preferably unlimited on data usage.
Also, keep in mind that your mobile phone battery life would be brought down sharply on both Android and iOS as this technique does drain power. Nevertheless, it is still a very useful feature that adds ease to our multitasking abilities.