Using your phone to connect your computer to the internet via Hotspot

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Using your phone to connect your computer

The advent of using your phone to connect your computer to the internet via hotspot is making life a lot easier for internet users who wish to connect their computer to the internet via the use of hotspot.

Using a modem to connect the computer to the internet is becoming a thing of the past.

I have even forgotten where I kept my modems and other wired devices I used in connecting my computer to the internet.

Now it’s hotspot all the way since I’m currently not in a FREE town with FREE WiFi, I have to use my mobile data to browse in my PC using hotspot.

So if you have been considering connecting your computer to the internet through a hotspot, I will explain some things to you here.

You don’t just turn on hotspot on your phone and expect your computer to start browsing.

What if your computer does not have the wireless drivers required for your computer system to be able to connect to your phone hotspot?

Unless your computer is a brand new system, even with that, the driver may still be missing, as such, you may not be able to connect the computer to the internet using hotspot.

You might want to be sure that your system has a “Wireless network adapter” driver is installed on your computer.

Without which, your computer may not be able to detect the hotspot turned on from your phone.

Using your phone to connect your computer to the internet via Hotspot

  1. Make sure a “Wireless network adapter” driver is installed on your PC
  2. Turn on the WiFi on your computer
  3. Give your phone hotspot a unique name
  4. Now turn on the hotspot
  5. It’s time to connect the two devices, click on the network icon on your computer taskbar, you should a list of all the available hotspots that is close to you

Click on the name of the hotspot name you gave your phone in step 3.

Your system will now try obtaining your phone IP and connect your computer to it.

For security reasons, you are advised to set up security in your phone hotspot to prevent unauthorized connection.

If you had this security set up, it will be required for your hotspot to be connected.

Supply the password as requested and the two devices will the connected and you can start browsing on your computer via the mobile data on your phone.

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