Most people like the idea of having Wi-Fi available throughout their home, but in black spots at the edges of the hotspot’s coverage area, the signal may be too weak to use properly. Rather than paying for more network hardware to extend the range, AppleInsider shows how to use a Mac connected to a wired network as an impromptu wireless access point. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Smartphones don’t just allow us to access the internet wherever we go. They can also bring the internet to our other devices too. While tethering plans were once expensive, the rise of fast mobile internet has seen prices fall and data speeds increase. It’s now possible to work from pretty much anywhere, on any device, provided you have a cellular connection. Today we’ll look at how to share your internet connection from your iPhone to other devices via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and good old USB. What Is a Mobile Hotspot? A mobile hotspot is a way to share your smartphone’s internet…
AT&T has released a few details on its upcoming 5G network. We know a dozen cities will have 5G by the end of the year, and three of them will be Waco, Dallas, and Atlanta. It’s even hinted that devices will come to market in time for consumers to try the new network as it launches. Which devices, though? And what about the future of AT&T’s 5G? The company is being a little more forthcoming at MWC.
Verizon has just announced a couple of changes to its network, including a new 500MB plan for $ 30, the addition of 3G mobile hotspot to Prepaid Unlimited, and Travel Passes for prepaid users that’ll make visiting Mexico and Canada a little bit easier. This news comes after last month’s addition of 500MB of LTE per day to Go Unlimited customers in the same two countries.
HMD unveiled its third version of the reborn Nokia 3310 – but this 4G model is an odd duck. It’s LTE connectivity is a boon and it has Wi-Fi, which can be used to create a hotspot to share the data connection with other devices. It’s odd, however, because it runs YunOS, an incompatible fork of Android. Don’t expect to run anything but preloaded apps, though (there’s no mention of Yun’s app store). Probably for the best since it’s working with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of storage, too little for even Android Go. Anyway, the Nokia 3310 4G is a single SIM phone with VoLTE support. It will be…
We’ve talked before about how Apple devices can share downloads as long as they’re registered to the same Apple ID, but did you know that cellular data can also be shared between devices? Oh yes, friends, it’s true. Say you’re stuck somewhere with no Wi-Fi (the horror) or just an overloaded Wi-Fi network. There’s work to be done, and you need a connection; the time has come to use your iPhone to set up your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot
Go to Settings and tap Personal Hotspot.
Toggle Personal Hotspot on.
Now it’s time to connect your Hotspot; most people will use Wi-Fi, so we’ll cover how to connect to a Hotspot using Wi-Fi below.
How to Connect to a Personal Hotspot with Wi-Fi
Since your iPhone is already a Hotspot thanks to the steps above, you are ready to link your other device.
Go to Settings and find Wi-Fi.
Look for your iPhone Hotspot network on the list and tap to join.
If you’ve set up a password, enter it now.
You’re now connected to your Personal Hotspot. Keep in mind that creating a Personal Hotspot uses your cellular data. Depending on your phone plan you may end up paying for overages, or experiencing a slow-down once you’ve reached a monthly cap; just something to be aware of before setting up and using your Wi-Fi Hotspot.
In a previous daily tip we discussed how to set up a Personal Hotspot using your iPhone, and how to connect your devices to it using Wi-Fi. But what to do if Wi-Fi is unavailable or unreliable? You’re not out of options; it’s time to connect to your Personal Hotspot using Bluetooth. While your Bluetooth connection will be slower than Wi-Fi, it does have its charms. Bluetooth uses far less power than a Wi-Fi connection, is more secure, and features automatic pairing—as opposed to Wi-Fi, which has a lag while your laptop, iPad or iPod connects, and may require you to rejoin the network every time your device goes to sleep. So without further ado, let’s learn how to connect to a Personal Hotspot using Bluetooth!
How to Connect to a Personal Hotspot Using Bluetooth
Go to Settings and tap Personal Hotspot, toggle on.
Go to Settings and find Bluetooth.
Toggle Bluetooth on and keep this screen open.
On your iPad or iPod Touch (this won’t work with another iPhone) go to Settings.
Now tap Bluetooth, then the device you’re pairing with.
On your Mac go to the Apple Menu and click System Preferences.
Now choose Bluetooth.
Identify the device you’re connecting with, click Pair, and follow the instructions.
Now you can get back to work; just keep in mind that using a Personal Hotspot eats up cellular data on your iPhone. Depending on your phone plan, you may end up paying for data overages, or experiencing a slow-down once you’ve reached a monthly cap. Something to look into before setting up and using your Wi-Fi Hotspot with Bluetooth.
Want to keep your internet activity under wraps regardless of what device you're using or where you are? You won't have too much longer to wait. Karma has revealed that its anonymizing Karma Black LTE hotspot will ship on January 15th, with pre-ord… Engadget RSS Feed
AT&T has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge units on its network. Arriving as build number G930AUCU4BQK2 and G935AUCU4BQK2, respectively, and weighing in somewhere between 350MB and 400MB, the update brings along several changes. To start with, the update features support for new Mobile Hotspot APN. Then there is an AirWatch-related fix for enterprise customers. The update also include some improvements related to call and network performance. And lastly, Android security fixes for the month of November are also included in the update. For more…
Here we see the wild NETGEAR Nighthawk router in its natural habitat – the beautiful forests of the northwestern Untied States. He’s a massive beast, towering over the other woodland animals, but he’s a gentle giant. You can see him hunting for fish in the local river – truly one of the most majestic inhabitants of the forest.
Oh wait, that’s not a real picture? Wow AT&T, way to be deceitful with the product pictures.