Android Phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

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You can convert your Android Phone into a Wi-Fi Hotspot. Thus you can connect more than one device to the wireless Internet. You can even protect it with a secret password.

Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

You can Convert your Android Phone into Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

Last month I purchased a new Android phone. At that time, I never knew anything about it. Everything was new to me. I was so excited to check all of it's functionality. The first thing I did was to connect my Android phone to the active Wi-Fi connection in my home. You need PSK password for that. That's the different thing and the subject of a new post. So I connected my Android phone to the Wi-Fi connection in my home, but I never knew that my Android phone itself can work as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Actually, while playing with my phone, I came across this portable hotspot option. But everything was new to me and little bit scary. I never wanted to broke my new Android phone. Afterall, we can't buy Smart phones everyday! Anyways, so I just ignored that portable hotspot option at that time. Then one day while browsing the applications in the Android market, I found one application which helps to convert Android phone into portable Wi-Fi hotspot. But, I found myself unlucky, as that application was only for the rooted Android phone. Then again after some days, while checking my Android phone's Wi-Fi connectivity, I came across those same inbuilt options about portable Wi-Fi within my phone. This time I was not scared, but little bit excited. Because now I knew what is the function of those options. Like me, you can also convert your Android phone into portable Wi-Fi Hotspot. The step by step instructions regarding that are given below.

Steps to turn Your Android Phone into Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

These are some very easy steps to turn your Android phone into portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

  1. Press "Menu" key of your Android phone.
  2. Go into "Settings".
  3. Open "Wireless & network" settings.
  4. Here is the option "Tethering & portable hotspot".
  5. Select "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot".
  6. Your Android phone now will work as a Portable Wi-Fi hotspot!

The second most important thing after turning your Android phone into Wi-Fi hotspot is that to protect it with a secure password, so that only you or the persons of your choice can access your WI-Fi connection. How to protect your Android phone's portable hotspot with secure password? The instructions are given below.

Protect Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot of Your Android Phone With a Secure Password

You turned your Android phone into the portable Wi-Fi hotspot. Now any device coming into the range of this Wi-Fi hotspot can use the internet data plan activated on your Android phone. If you want to make your internet connection secure, you must have to set a password to your Wi-Fi hotspot. How to set this password? The steps are given below.

  1. Menu - Settings - Wireless and network settings - Tethering & portable hotspot.
  2. Here, you already activated your Portable Wi-Fi hotspot. Now open "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings". You can set up and manage portable Wi-Fi hotspot here.
  3. Open "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot". Here from "Security", select "WPA/WPA2 PSK. Then give a password of your choice into the specified space below Security option. and Save!
  4. Your Android Phone's WI-Fi Hotspot is now secure with a password!

These are the simple steps to secure your Android Phone's Wi-Fi hotspot.

Thus you can turn your Android phone into Wi-Fi hotspot and secure it with a password. I hope you found this information helpful. You may like to share this information with your friends by sharing this article with them.

Updated: 01/14/2012, Internet
 
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