Connect your laptop to the internet through your phone

your laptop connecting to the internet via your phone

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device with Windows with Android tether if you do not have access to a wireless network, but you have really need internet you can telephone the Lifesaver. If you have a mobile data plan on your phone you can connect your laptop indeed usually with it. Read this article to learn how in a few easy steps to connect your laptop or other device with your phone.

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Steps Method 1 of 3: a device with iOS

tether 1 decide if you want to connect your computer with your iOS device via USB or wireless. If you want to connect only one computer with your iOS device you can choose for the USB option. If you need internet access on multiple devices at the same time, or you have no USB port available on your computer, then you can best choose the WiFi option and create a hot spot. First, make sure that your provider allows tethering. Fortunately nowadays is that usually the case. Tether via USB is more secure than wireless via WiFi or Bluetooth. To be able to tether via USB to a PC you have to have iTunes installed on your PC. Be aware that if you are setting up a hotspot (connect via WiFi or Bluetooth) anyone with the correct password can access your connection.

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2 activate ” personal hotspot ” . To wirelessly tether can you should activate the hotspot on your device with iOS. Tap ” settings ” and then on ” mobile data ” .

 your laptop connecting to the internet via your phone

tap ” personal Hotspot ” .

 your laptop connecting to the internet via your phone

slide the button to the right to activate the personal hotspot.

 your laptop connecting to the internet via your phone

choose your connection method. If you wish to connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, tap ” turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in ” .

 your laptop connecting to the internet via your phone
 your laptop connecting to the internet via your phone

3 connect to your hotspot. If you have set your hotspot you can connect with it on other computers. If your Wi-Fi enabled you will see the network as ” < your name > \ < your name > ‘s iPhone ” or ” ‘s iPad. The password you need to enter on your computer you can see in the menu on your personal Hotspot device with iOS. You can customize this password if necessary.

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2 of 3: a device with Android

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tether decide if you want to connect your computer with your Android device via USB or via WiFi. If you want to connect only one computer with your Android device, you can choose the best for the USB option. If you need internet connection at the same time on more devices, or you have no USB port available on your computer, then you can best choose the WiFi option and create a hot spot. First, make sure that your provider allows tethering. Fortunately nowadays is that usually the case. Tether via USB is more secure than wireless via WiFi. Be aware that if you are setting up a hotspot (connect via WiFi) anyone with the correct password can access your connection.

2 connect your laptop with your phone via USB tethering. Use the included USB cable to connect your phone with your computer. Ignore any Windows that open. Open Settings. Open ” settings ” on your device with Android. Under ” Wireless and network settings ” select ” Tethering & portable hotspots ” . It may be that you will find this option under ” more settings ” . The structure of the Setup menu may vary by Adroid version will, but the steps are about the same. Click the checkbox next to ” USB tethering ” . Now your phone begins to send data through the USB cable. You will see a blue connection icon in the notification bar. If you’re using Windows XP you will need to download first file ” tetherxp.inf ” on the website of Android. You will need to install this file first to your phone to be able to connect to a Windows XP-based computer.[2] select the check box if you want to stop sharing the connection. You can also just the USB cable from the computer or phone pick up.

3 create a wireless hotspot. If you want to connect more devices with the internet connection of your phone you can create a portable hotspot on your phone. Open ” Settings ” . Under ” Wireless and network settings ” select ” Tethering & portable hotspots ” . It may be that you will find this option under ” more settings ” . The structure of the Setup menu may vary by Adroid version will, but the steps are about the same. Click the checkbox next to ” portable Wi-Fi hotspot ” . It may be that the terminology is slightly different, depending on your version of Android. If the hotspot is activated you will see a blue icon in your notification bar. . Tap ” set portable Wi-Fi hotspot ” to the name of the network and for setting a password. Do this immediately so you do not have unwanted users of your connection.

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1 tether device with Windows activate the parts per wireless connection. Windows 8 supports not tether via USB, but you can create a wireless hotspot. Research first or your carrier allows tethering.

2 Open the app list and select Settings. Go to the menu ” Internet sharing ” .
3 switch the slider to ” on ” . Tap ” set ” . Give your network a name. This name you will see on your computer will be in the list of available wireless networks. Choose the security. Secure your network with a password and the WPA2 encryption. This prevents others can hack on your network. The icon of ” Internet sharing ” will show your phone in your status bar to indicate that the network is active.

4 connect to the network. Search on your laptop to the network name that you just created. Enter the password, if it’s good you’re now connected to the internet connection of your phone.[3]

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Tips

put your phone is not too far from your computer.

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