How to Increase Hotspot Range on Android? – Better Speed

If you see your Hotspot just appears a few meters then you have to do certain things to increase that.

To increase the hotspot range either you can use a range extender device or you can use tools that convert a device into a hotspot. But, the things are having a limitation and I will discuss those facts in detail through this context.

Hotspot network is not only the case while you buy custom hotspot device rather you can turn any devices that are having an internet connection in it can be converted into a hotspot device and in most of the urgent situations we did it, but the problem is the speed and the range of such custom-created hotspot network.  

You can also limit the usage of the hotspot network if you have a limited data plan.

Now, for increasing the hotspot speed you just have to shift the hotspot network to an appropriate place so that the network can reach the device.

Finding the best place is a part of a little bit of research that you will understand after reading this guide completely.   In the case of hotspot speed, you have to do some technical terms that are easier to implement and to increase the hotspot range just take the ideas on whichever is better in this experiment and do accordingly.  

WiFi Boosting device vs WiFi Extender Apps

Wi-Fi boosting devices are those devices that actually enable another hotspot network and extend the existing hotspot network throughout the space. Now I am looking for Wi-Fi booster apps which are some third-party apps that convert a device into a hotspot network and sharing that network with other devices. This actually works when there are many devices connected to the hotspot network and very closely.

But if there are very few devices to connect with the hotspot network then you have to take the help of an extender device or Wi-Fi extender device that will create and extend the hotspot network wirelessly. These are portable hotspot network that needs active hotspot connection and for increasing the range of that network.

Now the question is which one is better.   The answer comes from the advantages and flaws of these devices.   If the hotspot device is placed on a fireplace from the device you are using then you have to take the help of a Wi-Fi extender device rather than using any apps.

Now let’s take the advantages and cons of these two ways into some points:  

  • i) ”WiFi boosting apps can handle any incoming network by creating a hotspot from the connected existing devices, but the range extender device would create a hotspot network from the original source of network and the range of the devices are higher compared to the mobile or PC hotspots”.  
  • ii) ”WiFi booster device would not affect your battery backup while if you’re creating a hotspot network for sharing your internet connection with someone else then this is going to hurt your battery backup on a huge”.
  • iii) ”Your hotspot network could be extended if the device and the network are placed closely but if you need a solution for the range from your hotspot to your single device then range extender device is the only way”.

This comparison shows that the hotspot extender is the best fix for your daily solution but if you need a temporary solution, just go and create a hotspot from your device.  

How to Extend the Mobile Hotspot Range?

In another case, if you are trying to increase the range of your existing hotspot network through the hotspot extender apps then you will end up creating a temporary hotspot network until the device is turned on.   As soon as the device gets turned off your hotspot network will vanish and this is a great flaw of creating a virtual network through a virtual hotspot extender the hotspot network is available 24*7.

repeater device pic
If you want to boost the coverage of your hotspot network you should go with a WiFi extender device that you will get online easily. Setting up such a device is easy and would significantly increase the range of your WiFi network.
Now, check the basic guide to control and set up a hotspot network booster device:
1. Just install the external booster near to the original hotspot.
2. Then connect to the wifi network from the external and create an additional hotspot that will have much higher coverage compared to the hotspot device.
3. Now find the virtually created WiFi network from your device and connect to it.
These are simple steps you have to take for boosting your hotspot network with an external range extender.
Now if you want to boost the hotspot coverage throughout your office or home then a hotspot range extender device is best if you need the solution for a permanent option. Still, for your personal purposes, you can use the mobile or PC to create a hotspot for a temporary fix.

Can I use the Router as a Hotspot range extender?

If you have a router, you can turn this router into a hotspot range extender. The worry about to buy a hotspot booster device is gone. Your router is having an option inside it as a WiFi repeater that extends the existing hotspot network to a larger extent.
Now the process to turn your router into a hotspot is very simple, just the follow these steps:
1. For creating a WiFi network by using the existing hotspot network, you have to set up the configuration by logging into the router terminal.
2. Now open the router Wireless settings from the above options and click on ‘Wireless Repeater’.
3. Then scan for available networks and enter a password for the network (if any) and connect.
4. Once the set up is completed, the router will take a reboot and you can now connect to the new network that created on your router.
using router as wireless repeater
That’s all you have to do for increasing the hotspot range to the range of a router. One thing to add is, I personally have experienced that shifting the router position in middle between the hotspot and the device, works great.
But, make sure that your router is not placed more than 10 feet of distance from the hotspot.  Now, you can take a simple step by adjusting the place to place the router comparing with the speed test to get the speed accordingly.

Some DIY Methods to Boost Hotspot Range

If you are trying to increase the range for the sake your internet speed, you must do these DIYs before taking any actions.
Increase Hotspot range infographics
This method includes two simple hacks that you can do, let’s dive into:
Switch to LTE:
If you’re on your 3G network and facing issues with your speed for the low coverage the quick fix is here. I will suggest you switch over the LTE mode of your network. As you are already adjusting the router, it would not take any extra time to come over such situations. This is the quick and easiest fix for the range and speed issue of your hotspot network.
LTE is 5-10 times better than the 3G network in case of internet speed and voice clearance. By switching to LTE, you can drastically increase the internet speed in a few moments.
Replacing the position of Hotspot:
Is a problem getting network coverage? On my hotspot it varies from place to place, means if the hotspot is in the nearest position I can get the highest coverage. But, this fluctuates the internet speed as well.
You’ll notice inherently whenever you shift the hotspot the speed fluctuates, the longer the range better the speed can be distributed. So, it is advised to replace the hotspot network to such a place from where you get the highest internet speed.

Wrap Up:

The close thing I would suggest here is, one should include the wireless extender in his tech gallery soon because of its many advantages that you can’t ignore. In case of the temporary problems the hotspot created on a mobile or PC does not the have a good range, so better you go for the wireless extender if you need this for your daily work.

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