Most of us find it difficult to function without a strong internet connection. This is especially difficult to come by when you are outdoors such as working from a cafe or an airport lounge where you are required to access public internet and the connection may not always be strong. Therefore, we are always on the lookout for ways of sharing internet connection between our multiple devices.
Some hotel rooms only provide a single wired connection node making it difficult for your other devices to remain online. Sharing an internet connection is not a novel concept, however, with more and more devices going online the demand has certainly increased.
So, read on to find out about different ways of sharing internet connection between your devices.
Irrespective of the operating system being used by your device, you can go ahead and start sharing your internet connection. All major operating systems come equipped with internet connection sharing capabilities and you can switch on this feature with just a few tweaks of the settings.
For instance, if your PC is connected to a wired connection, you can share this internet connection by allowing other devices to connect to your PC. In short, your PC works as a Wi-Fi device.
For businesses, CarrierBid highly recommends installing wireless access points (WAP’s) and multiple internet provider services to ensure that regardless of a carrier outage or slowdown, you’ll still have access to your cloud based data and VoIP voice services.
There are many ways of sharing internet connection for iOS devices. If your device has an internet connection, then it can be shared using a personal hotspot easily. The built-in Personal Hotspot feature in an iPhone or an iPad with a connection can be used to enable other devices to connect and use your internet.
iPhone and iPad can also share the internet using Bluetooth.
If you are not keen on sharing your internet connection by enabling Bluetooth, you can also share it with the help of a USB cable.
The biggest benefit of this is that you can continue charging your iPad or your iPhone as it is connected to your computer with a USB cable.
As we know Android is the biggest competitor of Apple, so it also supports almost all ways of sharing internet connection.
Like Apple devices, Android mobile devices also come equipped with the concept of Mobile Hotspots. You can access this feature by going into the settings of your device.
Each manufacturer may have different steps involved in initiating a mobile hotspot, but it functions in a similar manner. It allows your device to share its internet by connecting to another device using Wi-Fi, USB, and Bluetooth.
However, in case you are unable to find the ‘Settings’ tab on your mobile device, you can consult the user manual or even take the assistance of your mobile service provider or carrier.
Of course, it is essential to have a mobile data plan that allows you to have mobile hotspots, to begin with.
Competition has led Windows also to enable ways of sharing internet connection. As in Android and Apple devices, Windows 10 also offers Mobile Hotspot features making it extremely easy to share your internet connection with ease. You can use Windows tablets or wired internet connections on a PC to allow other devices to access your internet.
Unlike Windows and Android, macOS does not support ways sharing internet connection via cellular internet. However, you can use a USB cellular dongle and you can turn it into a hotspot for wi-fi as well.
Internet connection sharing need not be a complicated networking process. The above steps demonstrate how you can connect various devices to a single device with an internet connection with just a few clicks and modifications to the device settings.
So, if you are traveling for business and you find yourself in a position where you don’t have access to a reliable internet connection or router, you can easily turn your mobile device into one by initiating wi-fi or internet connection sharing. Now that’s great news for business productivity!