The need for a mobile hotspot cannot be underestimated and for Windows 10 users this has become a breeze. The latest update to Windows 10 by Microsoft has made it very easy to achieve this.
For those that may not know, a mobile hotspot can be used to share the data connection on your device (phone, tablet & computer) with other devices around by creating a network that would have a name (referred to as SSID) and a pass key (password). So, let’s say you have a phone, tablet & computer, but you have data subscription on your phone only, then you can switch on mobile data on your phone, create a hotspot on your it (also referred to as tethering) and then connect your tablet and computer to this hotspot. Voila! You’ve got Internet connection on your other devices.
A popular software for creating a hotspot on computers is Connectify, which a lot of people make use of. However, with hotspot creation now built natively into Windows, the demand for Connectify is expected to gradually go down.
So, how exactly can create a hotspot on my Windows 10
It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is
- Click the notification area on the status bar and click All Settings.
- Click Network and Internet.
- Click Mobile Hotspot on the list that appears on the right-hand side.
- Click the Edit button to set a network name and password and click the Save button.
- Click the Switch at the top of the page to turn on the Mobile Hotspot.
That’s it. You are good to go.
Once you do this set up the first time, you only need to click the “Mobile Hotspot” button in the notification area to turn it on or off.