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Share Your Android As A Wi-Fi Hotspot

Most of the Android phone can launch AP hotspot to share internet connection with other devices like Nokia, IPhone, tablet and computer. If you want to share your cellular network's 3G/4G connection with your partner or friends, you can create a Wi-Fi hotspot on your Android, IPhone, or Windows phone. Creating hotspots in android phone is very easy and simple only with several steps and a few seconds, here will take Samsung smartphone for example to show you the details.

Step as follow:

Step 1: Touch "Settings" on your Android phone Apps screen.

touch settings

Step 2: Touch "More Settings" on the middle of your phone screen.

touch more settings to set hotspot on android phone

Step 3: Touch "Tethering and portable hotspot" on the Wireless and networks screen.

tethering and portable hotspot to share your android device data

Step 4: Turn on "Portable WLAN hotspot" on the Tethering and portable hotspot screen.

turn on portable wlan hotspot

Step 5: Touch "Configure" on the bottom right corner of the screen to change the Network SSID and Password.

touch configure to set hotspot on samsung smartphone

Step 6: Reset the Network SSID and Password to the one you desire, and touch "Save" to save the change.

Tips: Highly recommend you to change the password to prevent someone unauthorized using your network. The password length is at least 8 characters.

configure wifi hotspot ssid and password

Step 7: If you want to see the password, check "Show password".


Step 8: Once the Wi-Fi hotspot is on, you will see the hotspot icon on the top of your phone notification bar.

Step 9: If you want to share your Wi-Fi network with your laptop, launch your laptop, open the wireless connection settings, select the SSID name you just set on your phone, and enter the password to connect.

Step 10: Share your Wi-Fi network with another phone.
1. Turn on the another phone Wi-Fi function.
2. Touch the name of SSID that you just set on your phone.
3. Enter the password to connect.

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