Configure home network using smartphones
This can be a useful trick. You may not find it easy to type long correspondences over a smartphone. But if you could connect to a laptop via a smartphone, you will not need a separate connection for all your devices. Another advantage is that your browsing experience is enhanced over the laptop’s larger screen using the same service from the phone. Before you begin however you have to check whether the smart phone has the capability to create Wi-Fi hot spots. You should also check that the service operator for your smartphone has such a capacity. Not all of them do, so perhaps you might consider changing service operator or getting a new phone. It is also possible that you may have to pay little extra bucks to tether your laptop to your phone’s connection; so you must ensure to check with your service provider that this is allowed.
You should also be prepared for battery drainage which is bound to happen when setting your phone up for a home network. It’s either you leave the phone charging while you do it or closely monitor how much battery is remaining. You should also remember to disable the network you create once you finish to ensure the connection does not unnecessarily drain the battery. Another important factor is to know that your charges may hike up significantly by using your phone as a router in the form of a home network. While you may be able to talk to your service provider to reduce or asks for discounts, it depends primarily on how much data is exchanged over the wires and how long you use the internet for.
Once you have this figured out, go to the application store and download and install an app that will allow you to create a Wi-Fi hot spot. Google Play and App Store have many such programs as Windows Mobile does. Most of these programs are free of cost, and you should check reviews to see which will work best with your device and also the version of operating system. Next, encrypt your phone using the WEP security, and create a hot spot network using the app. Then connect your laptop to your phone using the same network. And you’re done! It’s as simple as that.
This is a guest post by Jem Larson of buyVerizon.com, a site that offers savings and current information on FiOS TV, as well as Verizon.com services.