Turn Your samsung Galaxy Note III Into a Wifi Hotspot to Share Internet With Your Wireless Devices
Edited by Geraldin Carniyan, Lynn, Christine dela Cruz, rahqui
Samsung Galaxy Note III has the capability of sharing its wireless internet capability with other devices. With this feature, you can now share you internet connection with devices that don't have their own data plan. Follow the step by step tutorial below to enable this feature and enjoy!
Edit Enabling Wifi hotspot
- 1Scroll down the notification bar and tap on the cog/wheel symbol.2Under "Connections", tap on "Tethering and Portable Hotspot".3On the other end of "Mobile Hotspot", tap on the button that says "OFF" to turn it ON.4Once the hotspot is on, a wireless symbol
Edit Edit your hotspot settings
- 1Scroll down the notification bar and tap on "Tethering or hotspot active€".2Tap on "Mobile Hotspot".3Tap on "Configure".4On the settings, you have an option to hide you device if you don't want other people seeing your Wifi name.Enter the Wifi name and password that you wish to use and tap "Save".
Edit Connect a device to your hotspot
The steps may vary depending on the device that you want to connect to your hotspot. For this tutorial, I will use Acer Iconia A501 Tablet as an example. This step should generally work for tablets/mobile phones running the Android OS.
- 1Tap on the notification bar on the lower right hand corner.2Tap on the "Status" area.3Tap on "Wifi".4Tap on the tick box for your Wifi to turn it on, and pick the name of the Wifi hotspot on the Samsung Galaxy Note III.You will notice that there is lock on the other end of the Wifi name. This indicates that you are trying to connect to a security enabled Wifi.5Type in the Wifi password and tap on connect.Once connected, you will now be able to browse and use the applications that require internet access on your device.
- It is highly advisable to always use a password for your hotspot to keep other people from accessing your Wifi without your knowledge.
Edit How to Make the Most Out of Your Wifi Hotspot
Wifi Hotspot is a good feature of most smartphones these days. However, the problem is that not everyone feels satisfied with it, mainly because in some cases, the connection is not very good once it is shared with others. Therefore, it is important to know some tricks which will help a lot in making you enjoy the full benefits of this particular function.
- 1Assign a password.This is very important especially when you know you will be using your hotspot in a public place. People can easily see your connection and if you do not have a password, they can easily hook up to it and that will really slow down your connection.2Use a strong password.Simply assigning a password is not enough. You also have to make sure that your password is actually strong enough so that other people won’t be able to guess it. An easily-guessed password is almost equivalent to not setting a password at all.3Hide your connection.There is an option to actually conceal your connection from other people. You will be the only one to see it so that you can attach your other devices into it. This way, you are sure that you are not accommodating unnecessary connections that will only slow down your usage.4Turn it off when you do not need it.If you are not really attaching your other devices to your WiFi hotspot, you might as well just turn it off. This will prevent your phone from connecting involuntarily to other network connections around it. This way, you are also protecting your phone from the potential of acquiring a virus.5Limit the number of devices attached to it.If you really have to share your connection, make sure that you impose a certain limit. Keep in mind that the more devices that use your connection, the slower your connection becomes. This is especially important to do if you are on a limited data plan. The usage of all devices attached to your WiFi will be charged against your data plan. Therefore, if you are not careful, you may end up having a higher charge for your data plan.
EditQuestions and Answers
How much data does an XBOX use in a multiplayer game setting?
I connected my XBOX to my Galaxy note to play multiplayer game online. How much data do you think is used?
This will vary depending on the game you are playing. For example, a turn based multiplayer strategy game will take up far less bandwidth than an active first person multiplayer game, such as Call of Duty, or something similar.
That said, on the low end you might use 15mb playing COD Black Ops if you aren't hosting the game. On the higher end, with some of the more demanding titles, players have reported 30-40mb an hour. This caps out at a reported 80mb, but that is a massive amount of game data, and we were not able to independently verify those numbers. Our standards are about 30mb an hour maximum, but as a general rule, more towards the 20-25mb range.
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