Are You having a broadband connection? Do you need to SHARE that connection with your mobile? While you don’t have a wireless spread of that network it seems to be impossible to share that internet.
WELL, now you have the way to share the internet from PC to mobile easily and that is possible by continuing the methods in this content.
We can share mobile internet easily but as you know you can not connect the broadband to mobile directly as your mobile doesn’t have a LAN port. So, we can’t.
The solution is: If you have a LAN connection on your PC or laptop and WiFi router is not available then you can turn your laptop into a WiFi hotspot to connect PC internet to mobile.
If you are using Windows 10 then the WiFi hotspot comes handy in that OS. Still, on other versions that can be done by the help of third-party software.
However, this system works but have a limited range of network whereas the router provides better WiFi range.
Just, you have to make sure that you have an adapter set on your PC and the required drivers may be needed to do the process.
But, you don’t need to worry about it as you can find the drivers online as well as on your PC cd, provided at the time of purchase.
In this article, you will know the methods you can use to share the internet from your laptop to mobile devices. In this process, you can allow multiple devices to access the internet through that WiFi network and can also set a password as per your wish.
How to Connect PC Internet to Mobile?
1. Share PC Internet with Mobile via Hotspot (Windows 10)
If you are using Windows 10 on your laptop then the WiFi hotspot feature is already there in the settings.
Yes, you can CONNECT the laptop internet via WiFi without using any USB cable.
You just need to set up the SSID to start sharing the internet over your PC. To do this just follow the guide below:
Just hover over the windows start button and click to open the settings option with a gear icon.
Now, from Windows settings go to ‘Network & Internet’. There you will find an option called ‘Mobile hotspot’, just click on it.
Next, you have to turn on the Hotspot to share the internet via WiFi. You can ‘Edit’ to set a new username and password as per your choice.
Note: You will see two options like Share internet via – WiFI or Bluetooth. You have to select WiFi in this case.
That’s all for now. You can access the internet once your mobile is connected to that wireless hotspot network.
2. Using Connectify Tool
If you are using other versions of Windows like Windows 7,8 then you have to install a third-party software tool to activate the hotspot on your PC. But, before this, you have to make sure that the adapter is available onto your device.
To check this,
Just open your command prompt window.
Type ‘netsh wlan show drivers‘ and hit Enter key.
Then you will see the adapter info there, but if there is no adapter you will see the error message. However, in that case, you can use an external WiFi adapter tool.
Now once you find the info, do the following steps to activate the hotspot on PC:
Just download & install the Connectify Hotspot on your PC. Then, reboot your laptop or PC to complete the installation.
Once you see the icon on your desktop, just open it. Then, if you are using it Free just click on the ‘Try it Out’ button.
Now from the ‘Settings’ tab just click on the ‘Wi-Fi Hotspot’ option. Then, set up the hotspot network using an SSID name and password. After that, click on the ‘Start Hotspot’ button.
Now you have completed the steps on your PC but to use the internet you have to connect your mobile to that SSID network.
Just, open your WiFi and look for the wireless network and then connect to it to use the shared internet.
That’s all for this method.
3. Share Computer Internet with Phone using USB Cable
If you cannot your PC as a wireless hotspot then there is another working method to share the windows internet with your mobile using a USB cable. There is nothing more needed, just only a USB cable. It’s that simple to tether.
So, here the process starts:
Firstly, connect your USB cable with your PC and allow the computer to storage permission.
Now go to settings to open the ‘Wireless and networks’ option and look for the option ‘USB Internet’.
Just tap on this to activate this. Once, you do that, a simple guide appears on the screen where it will ask to allow your PC to share an internet connection from a selected network.
Just allow the permission and the option will be activated once you hit the ‘Done’ button.
That’s all simple. This is how you can use the PC internet on your mobile just by using a data cable.
If you are sharing the PC internet through USB or WiFi just a few things always keep in mind. We have mentioned those below:
i) While you are sharing the internet with USB, you have to note that the connection is sharing the internet, not the storage.
ii) If you are sharing the inter using the WiFi Hotspot from a laptop, don’t forget to set the password to restrict unusual usage.
iii) If your laptop hotspot range is not sufficient, you can use a router as a range extender which will definitely increase the range of that same network.
iv) USB sharing may not work if your PC is not having the driver installed. In most cases, this problem solves automatically. If your PC is connected online the latest driver downloaded and installed automatically in your PC.
v) Sharing the internet with the hotspot is the easiest process but if you can’t find the option in your laptop just make sure the feature is available on your laptop. Otherwise, you can use an external adapter to share the internet from a PC.
If you are using a PC that has an adapter then you might proceed to activate the hotspot network as this feature allow multiple devices to access the internet. However, on the other side, if your computer is not having any adapter and you want to use the internet temporarily for only one device then the USB Internet option is best.
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