In the Era of the internet, you will hardly find a person who doesn’t use the facility of the virtual world. There are various ways to connect to the internet, such as mobile data, broadband, WiFi, hotspot etc. I guess we all have used our mobile as a hotspot generator to share internet connection. Almost all the digital devices like mobiles, laptops, tablets are capable of doing the same task. Using our laptops as a Hotspot base isn’t that complicated, maybe there is no single click hotspot generator but the task is definitely easier than your expectation.
In this article, we will discuss briefly about turning your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Let’s find out how to use your laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot step by step.
There are plenty of ways by which you can achieve the target. In this article I will be providing you a couple of them, choose the most convincing way for you.
Connectify for Windows Users:
Connectify is a useful computer app consists of different features and mainly used for WiFi hotspot generation. If you are a Windows user follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Open your browser & search connectify Hotspot.
Step 2: Download the latest version of this app on your laptop.
Step 3: Install it.
Step 4: It will ask for a WiFi name & password, set it as you want. (Especial character or Emojis can be added in the name).
Step 5: Select the ad blocker option & press start Hotspot. (The Ad Blocker will help you to save bandwidth, battery & cost).
Step 6: Here you go! Your device is totally ready to serve. Connect as many wifi enable devices as you want.
Hope you have no confusion about it. Definitely the easiest way available. So, why are you waiting for, download the Connectify app now.
If You Are A Mac User:
In case of MacOS, you can use your laptop as a WIFi hotspot too. But if the Mac is connected to a WiFi then it can’t be used as a hotspot generator. Your Mac can either be connected to a WiFi or can be used as a hotspot generator, but both can’t be done at the same time. But if you are using Ethernet for your laptop’s internet connection, generating a hotspot from the Mac won’t be a problem. Yes! In this case, you can do so. Let’s find out how to do so without using any external plugin or app.
Simply follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Go to System Preferences. You will find it in the top left corner of the display after clicking the Apple logo. (After clicking a new window will open).
Step 2: Click on the Sharing button there. You will be provided with a list, click on Internet Sharing.
Step 3: Take a look at the right corner of the display, you will see some options of your internet source. Select Ethernet.
Step 4: Make sure WiFi is selected.
Step 5: This will generate the WiFi hotspot and external devices can connect to it easily now.
Step 6: Configure your settings accordingly by clicking on Wi-Fi Options.
Wi-Fi to Hotspot in Mac:
Well, this scenario is not impossible at all.
Especially while traveling using Wi-Fi to connect to the internet is a preferable way. Let’s find out how to generate WiFi hotspot from your Mac while it itself connected to another WiFi.
Basically, Mac’s built-in system either can be connected to a WiFi or can be used as a hotspot generator, but to do both at the same time, you will need to purchase WiFi Network Adapter (Buy it from Amazon). This adopter divides the interface, one interface receives the WiFi signal while another one broadcasts it.
Once the adaptor has been connected and installed, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Click on the Apple logo on your display and go to System Preferences.
Step 2: Click on Sharing.
Step 3: A list will be provided to you. Click on the Internet Sharing option.
Step 4: Select your internet source. Here select the Adaptor option.
Step 5: Now your hotspot will be generated, you can connect external devices.
In case you Don’t Want to Buy An Adapter:
Yes, we can definitely save the money for you. But I will recommend you not to use as it is not a reliable way for efficient using. The internet speed won’t be satisfying at all.
Here to share the internet connection via laptop we will be using Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network). The initial stage of Bluetooth pairing procedure will test your patience, it actually takes a bit long time. But if you have no other option only then the PAN technique may give you a bit relief, else it is not a convenient way.
If You Are A Linux Lover:
There is no way you can stop a Linux user do such stuff. The Mac & Linux works similarly. You cant do both Connected to a WIFI and sharing a hotspot at the same time. To do so you will have to buy an Adaptor, available in all online stores.
Follow the steps to create a hotspot from the laptop having Linux OS:
Step 1: Click on the System Menu. You can find the option on the right top side of the display.
Step 2: Mention the network you are connected. (If you are using Ethernet, select Ethernet. In case you are using the Adaptor, select the adaptor option).
Step 3: Click on Wi-Fi Settings.
Step 4: Click on the option Use as Hotspot.
Step 5: You are all set to share your internet connection.
There may be other ways to achieve the target, we have mentioned the easiest among all according to our research. If you feel we are missing a useful technique, don’t forget to mention in the comment section.