How to Setup a Wireless Home Network Using Your Android Mobile

You can convert your mobile in to a Wi-Fi hotspot and share your internet connection with your friends or with your own laptop or desktop.

Setup Wireless Home Network Android

Share your phone’s data connection as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot

  1. Go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
  2. Check Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

After a moment, the phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID),  so you can connect to it with up to 8 computers or other devices.

To stop sharing your data connection, uncheck Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

Rename or secure your portable hotspot

You can change the name of your phone’s Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and secure its Wi-Fi network using password, when it’s acting as a portable hotspot.

  1. Go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
  2. Make sure Portable Wi-Fi hotspot is checked.
  3. Touch Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

 

Setup Wireless Home Network Android
Android WiFi Tethering

The Configure Wi-Fi hotspot dialog opens.

  1. Set your name and security options as follows:

Change the Network SSID (name) that other computers see when scanning for Wi-Fi networks.

Choose a security option. Choosing WPA2 PSK adds a password field to the Configure Wi-Fi hotspot dialog. If you enter a password, you will need to re-enter that password when you connect to the hotspot with a computer or other device. To remove security from your Wi-Fi network, choose Open.

Touch Save and you are done.

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