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How to share internet connection with laptop or tablet

Want to share internet connection with laptop or tablet device? Sometimes internet connection available but don’t have connection in your android phone or tablet. You can share your cellular data network with laptop or desktop devices using Wi-Fi hotspot (Multiple devices), if single device then use USB tethering or Bluetooth tethering. Simple use Wi-Fi hotspot settings to share your internet connection with single or multiple android devices.

Before use this connection, make sure your mobile data support this data sharing. Different android devices have slightly different settings to share mobile data network with others. Try below given different methods to share internet connection with laptop or Windows devices such as Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7.


Related trick: Fix Google Pixel & Pixel XL Wi-Fi problems

3 different methods to share internet connection with laptop or tablet devices

share internet connection with laptop device

 

1st Way: Use Wi-Fi hotspot to share mobile data network

First of all set up Wi-FI hotspot in your android nougat, marshmallow and other devices.

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Tap “More

Tethering and portable hotspot settings nougat 7.0 device

Step 3: Touch “Tethering & portable hotspot

By default turn off portable Wi-Fi hotspot in android nougat 7.0 and other devices.

Step 4: Tap “Set up Wi-Fi hotspot

Set up wi-fi hotspot settings nougat phone 7.0

Here you can see network name, password and broadcast channel / band size. You can change Wi- Fi hotspot settings any time using above steps.

Step 5: Tap “Save

After set up Wi-Fi hotspot, let see how to use Wi-Fi hotspot to connect other devices such as laptop / desktop or tablet devices.

First of all make sure your phone cellular data is enable. If not enable, your internet connection is not share with others. Using below settings, you can enable cellular data in your android device.

turn on cellular data in android 7.0 nougat phone

Settings > Wireless & networks > Data usage > Turn on Cellular data

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot in android 7.0 device  

Now turn on Wi-Fi hotspot using above settings in your android phone or tablet devices. After turn on Wi-Fi hotspot, you will see hotspot symbol in the phone status bar. Now open Wi-Fi settings in phone you want to connect, select your device’s network name from list and enter the hotspot password you set.

To disconnect your device from hotspot, turn off Wi-Fi hotspot in android phone or tablet device. You can change Wi-Fi password in android phone any time using below settings.

change Wi-Fi hotpost password 7.0 nougat phone

Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot > Set up Wi-Fi hotspot > Check show password > Enter new password > Save

When using this portable Wi-Fi hotstpot, your android phone battery quickly drains.

2nd Way: Share internet connection with laptop using USB tethering

First of all turn on cellular data in your android phone or tablet devices. Now follow below step by step guide.

Step 1: Connect your android phone to your Laptop / PC via USB cable

Step 2: Go to “Settings” in your phone

Step 3: Tap “More” (Make sure Wi-Fi) is turn off

Step 4: Touch “Tethering & portable hotspot

By default disable USB tethering in android device.

Turn off USB tethering nougat 7.0 smartphone

Step 5: Turn on USB tethering

3rd Way: Use Bluetooth tethering to share internet connection with desktop or tablet

Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth in your android phone or tablet

Step 2: Now pair your phone with other device want to share internet

Step 3: Set up network connection via Bluetooth using below settings

turn on bluetooth tethering android 7.0 nougat

Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot > Enable Bluetooth tethering

End the list of methods to share internet connection with laptop or desktop devices. If you find it helpful, don’t forget to share with others. Also mention which method easily worked for you to connect with other Windows or PC devices.

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