Turn Sony Xperia as a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
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It is always convenient to have a WiFi wherever you go. Most mobile nowadays has the capability of turning into your personal or WiFi hotspot. This is very useful specially if you need an immediate internet for your other devices that does not have its own internet connection. In this article we will show you how to turn Sony Xperia Mobile as a WiFi hotspot.
Turn ON Mobile Internet as WiFi Hotspot
From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
From Applications tap 'Settings'.
From Settings under Wireless & Networks tap 'More'.
Under Wireless & Networks tap 'Tethering & Portable Hotspot'.
Under Tethering & Portable Hotspot tap 'Portable WiFi Hotspot Settings'.
From Portable WiFi Hotspot Settings tap 'Configure WiFi Hotspot'.
Then a popup box will appear, create / type your preferred SSID this is the name of your WiFi that your device will see whenever you try to connect to the WiFi Hotspot.
Then type in your preferred password then tap 'Done' which is located at the bottom of your mobile along with the screen keys.
Then tap the arrow back button on your mobile.
You will then be back to Tethering & Portable hotspot from there tap 'Portable WiFi Hotspot'.
Then a popup window will appear tap 'OK'.
Your WiFi hotspot is now activated. You should see the Hotspot symbol on the upper left corner of your mobile screen.
- To connect your other devices on your WiFi Hotspot, make sure you remember the SSID / Username and Password or Passkey that you have created during your WiFi Setup.
- You may also save the SSID and password to the other devices that you want to connect to your hotspot so you wouldn't need to type the username and password whenever you try to connect.
Do not use very common passwords for your personal hotspot, especially if you will be opening it in a public place. The people around you will be able to detect it and if you have a weak password, they can easily jump into your WiFi and use it. This will significantly slow down your internet connection and even worse, they may be able to steal some of your info if they are skillful enough.
Turn on your personal hotspot only when you need it. Do not keep it open all the time, even though you are on an unlimited data plan. Not only will this consume your battery, it makes it too risky for you as your phone is basically accessible all the time. If you are traveling around and your connection happens to get detected by someone who knows how to hack networks, he may be able to enter into your system without you knowing it. This is even more risky when you are using a rather weak password. Thus, turn on your personal hotspot only when you really have to.
Do not link too many device at the same time. If you are using your personal hotspot to run various devices all at the same time and each device is running programs which require strong internet connection, you will notice that all of them will slow down significantly. Prioritize only those which you really need internet connection for. Personal WiFi hotspots are usually only used as a backup in case there is no available internet connection. If there is, you may want to use that instead as that will be much more reliable and faster.
Do not just connect to any personal hotspot that you see. In case you are in a public place and you are able to detect a personal hotspot and you were able to easily guess the password, refrain from connecting to it. It is not proper to be using someone else's connection without permission. Also, it is risky, especially if you will be accessing sensitive information on your phone because that may be detected by the owner of the connection.
Questions and Answers
Going to Ireland, France and Spain in June and need WiFi every day?
I have a Sony Xperia z3 can I use it, because the mobile hotspot providers are too expensive. What SIM should I use for 4G coverage for the above countries.
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