Make your mobile phone a Wifi router

Many of us might not be aware of the fact that our Android can be used as a wifi hotspot. If you are using Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above, there is a cool feature there in the Settings named as Tethering & portable hotspot. Now lets figure out that what its mean, with the help of Tethering & portable hotspot you can use your phone as a wifi router and share your internet connectivity with other wifi devices like Laptop, PDAs, Smart Phones, etc. Just follow the steps below to turn your phone a wifi router :

  1. Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Tethering & portable hotspot.
  2. Now you just need to check the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot option.  If you are using it for the first time then will ask for a password. Enter any password, you can also change or disable it later from Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
    Portable Wi-Fi hotspot
  3. When the connection is successful, icon of Tethering or hotspot sctive will be there in the top. You can configure it to change the password and the name.
    Portable Wi-Fi hotspot connected
  4. Congratulations! Your Android is now working as a Wi-Fi router. Just turn on your wifi enabled gadget, scan for Wi-Fi network and you can see the AndroidAP connection.
    Search for AndroidAP

Note : When you turn on Portable Wi-Fi hotspot, battery drains very fastly so better connect your mobile to charger :-)
Enjoy!

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