Before you start this process, make sure you know your mobile carrier and the service plan you’ve purchased. Some carriers branded smartphones might have disabled the hotspot capabilities on your Android device. Moreover, not all carriers allow hotspot and tethering services and additional charges may be incurred.
We are looking at different applications; However, the primary goal is utilizing the default Android hotspot capabilities. If you’re running one of the many unlocked handset, there is a pretty good chance that you are good to go.
If you’re running an older smartphone, pre KitKat that doesn’t have native hotspot capabilities, downloaded and install the Fox-Fi in the Google Play Store. The free version makes sure that the application works on your handset. However, you will be required to pay $7.95 for full license.
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Open Garden is an alternative application to the typical hotspot methodology. The application is free in the Play Store.
How to Setup a Mobile Hotspot on Android
While the button in the Quick Setting is the easiest and fastest way to turn off and on your hotspot, you’re would like to take a slight moment to configure everything before using it.
Here is how to go about it
Go to the Settings
Open Tethering and the portable hotspot
Click on ‘Setup Wi-Fi hotspot
Input a Network name. This is your SSID and it is usually visible to those around you. It isn’t a very great ideas to use special characters when inputting a name.
Choose a Security type. I highly recommended the WPA2 AES. If the AES isn’t available, i would recommend PSK. If you don’t want to share internet with anyone around you, choose None.
After making a secure choice, Enter a Password. This password have to be entered in all other handsets.
Now you need only to turn on the service to get running. To do so, you can use the Notification shade in the quick settings. That might be pretty boring, you can create your own project in Tasker to handle this for you.
Create your Task
WiFi Tether and it on and off
Opening Hotspot Using FOX-Fi
Fox-Fi is an older application and it only works on older handsets, so there is no need of bothering with it if you are running a device which is at least Android 4.2. However, I would not bother you if your device is at most Android 4.0.
The app has Bluetooth and USB tethering modes to make sure that your aren’t completely out in the cold if the actual WiFi hotspot fails to work.
Opening Hotspot Using Open Garden
Open Garden operates mostly over bluetooth. The application creates a mesh network between your handset and other Open Garden equipped handsets around you.
Open Garden does not have a super secure hotspot since others can mesh in and your data pretty swift.
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