Almost everyone uses the Internet on their phone. Some use it to communicate in messengers, visit thematic sites or post new photos on social networks. It is not always possible to connect to Wi-Fi, so many users resort to the services of mobile operators, choosing the tariff with mobile traffic. However, sometimes there are situations when you need to share your megabytes with another person. Let's see how to share the Internet from your Android phone correctly, and quickly at that.
This method is the simplest, but also the most effective. All you need is a modern Android device that supports the Wi-Fi Direct. You simply switch your smartphone to modem mode, and the other user connects to the temporary access point via wi-fi connection. The instructions below will help you to distribute the Internet via Wi-Fi correctly:
Go to the phone settings.
Go to "Access Point Wi-Fi" or "Modem mode".
Move the slider to the right next to the line "Access Point Wi-Fi". Note that the names of the tabs depend on the Android version as well as the installed firmware.
Now open the tab "Access point settings". Here you can select security, set a password and specify the range of Wi-Fi frequencies. It is recommended to use the secure type of connection format "WPAPSK". This will prevent unauthorized connections to your "modem".
A reasonable question would be: What do we do next? And then take the second smartphone, turn on Wi-Fi and among the available networks find the one that you created on the first device. Perform the standard connection, entering the previously created password.
USB distribution to a computer
Not all users have a laptop that supports Wi-Fi connection. Also the previous method is not suitable for desktop computers, so the usual USB cable comes to the rescue. In order to do everything correctly and avoid mistakes, use the following guide:
Activate mobile transmission on your phone.
Connect the device to your computer with a USB cable.
Go to the smartphone settings, and from there go to the tab "Additional Features" or "Additional features". Note that for the example we use the device Xiaomi Redmi, so on your phone the name of the sections may be different.
Move the slider to the right next to the line "USB-modem".
Now let's move on to the computer:
It will automatically load the necessary drivers, provided that the operating system used is Windows 7 and above.
Then go to the network connection section and select the desired network.
As you can see, we managed to connect a smartphone as a USB modem in a few steps. If you have limited mobile traffic, we strongly recommend to keep an eye on its consumption, so that distributing the Internet via USB does not lead to serious expenses.
Give out via Bluetooth
By the way, if the laptop has built-in Bluetooth, then it is not necessary to use a USB cable. On a smartphone, it is enough to activate the distribution of the Internet via bluetooth, and on the computer to make basic settings. As usual, here are step-by-step instructions for this method:
Go to the phone settings.
Go to the tab "Additional Features" or "Special Features".
Move the slider next to "Bluetooth-modem" to the right.
Now go to the computer settings, namely, open the control panel. Through it go to the tab "Devices"and turn on Bluetooth.
Go back to the smartphone settings and enter the "Bluetooth". Refresh the list of available devices until the notebook appears. Then click on the computer name to start the pairing. The numerical code should appear on the screen of the PC and the phone. If it matches on both devices, then click on the button "Yes" or "Ok". And finally, right-click the icon "Bluetooth" in the taskbar and select "Join a Personal Area Network (PAN)".
At the end click on the phone model and from the appearing options select "Access Point".
Before we looked at the standard ways of distributing mobile Internet, but you can also use additional applications from Google Play. It is possible that the following programs will be useful for someone.
A handy program available for download from Play Market. It works on all phones, be it Lenovo, Samsung, Huawei or Honor. When you first start it, the system will notify you that the Wi-Fi connection is disabled in modem mode, so you need to enable mobile data transfer. Next, specify the network name and, if necessary, make up a password. Finally, click on the button "Hand out"and check the operation of the service.
With the help of this application you can distribute the Internet from Android to iPhone, laptop or tablet. The first thing we do is to install and run the program. Note that the utility has built in ads, which do not interfere in the process of work. On the work screen you can see the field where the network name (Network SSID), security level and password (Password) are specified. If you want, you can change all the data, after each action by clicking on the button "Save". It is convenient that the application shows statistics on megabytes spent. This way you can avoid unexpected overspending.
A similar application with a pleasant and modern design. The first time you start it, you will need to think of a network name and also specify a password of at least 8 characters. If you have trouble creating a secure combination, you can use the "Generate password". At the end press "Hand out"and put the smartphone in "hotspot" mode. Unfortunately, there is no way to give out Wi-Fi.
In conclusion, let's note that it's not as difficult as it seems to do Internet sharing from your Android phone. It is enough to use the proven methods presented in this article.