It may be that at any given time you do not have WiFi Internet, because your service provider is not present or because you have changed to another and the service has not yet reached you, and even because you have decided not to pay more for this service, at least Inside the house.
Well, there are ways to try. have Internet and not depend on a providereither with public WiFi networks, with mobile data or some other solution.
It is a way of feeling a little more interdependent, although you are really going to have the provider anyway, it will not be directly and in the style that we are used to.
Let’s look at some ways to get WiFi in this situation.
The best way to make sure you have internet on your Windows 11 or Mac computer, it doesn’t matter, is to use a mobile hotspot.
The vast majority of smartphones today have Internet access with fairly high speeds, either 4G or 5G, the latest mobile wireless technology and how well it is doing.
Well, we can take advantage of this same technology by acquiring a mobile access point, that is, a device that create a wireless local area network or WLANwhich is normally used in a home or office.
In this way, we can connect the access point to our smartphone and thus send the WiFi signal to the whole house.
You have to invest in the cost of the access point and have a mobile Internet plan, but it is something that more and more people have.
connect to smartphone
If we do not need to have data continuously at home, we can have occasional access to the Internet quickly and easily if we use our smartphone.
In any case, using our smartphone for this task has a few drawbacks.
you would become totally signal dependent from your mobile phone operator. Although it is not normal there are operators that do not allow tethering or mobile access point. If you do not have a flat rate or unlimited data you should be attentive to consumption so as not to get a surprise on the bill.
If we have an Android device we will be able to enable the anchor point in a simple way.
The steps are the following:
Let’s go to the settings of the smartphone. Then we click on Red e Internet. Then we enter Share internet. Then click on again Share internet. Now all that remains is to activate the tab that says Use Internet Sharing. Here we can change the access name and password if we want.
The terminals that Apple can also perform this same task.
iPhones with iOS 16 should follow these steps:
Let’s go to the settings of the telephone. Click on personal hotspot. After that it only remains to activate the lever where it says Allow others to connect. Just below we can change the password if we want.
Now all that remains is to search our computer for a WiFi network with the name of the device, select it and enter the password, which, as we have told you, can be varied to our liking.
It will be that simple to have the mobile data of the smartphone on our computer thanks to the access point.
Public Wi-Fi network
It may be that in the place where we are we can access a nearby public Wi-Fi network.
We could use the one from a library, a cafeteria, a restaurant or a transport center, since they are places where there is usually this type of signal.
Own cities have also installed free WiFi hotspotsso if we lived nearby, we might have the opportunity to not have to look any further.
There are two applications that can be used to find nearby free WiFi, such as WiFi Master for android and WiFi Connect on iOS.
Dongle USB WiFi
A WiFi USB Dongle is a device in which you can insert a SIM card to use the data connection, which goes connected to computer via USBusually type A.
This is an option similar to the access point, but in which only the computer will benefit. In addition, we could choose to have a standard version of the SIM data, as long as we used it little. If we were like this, we would have to opt for a flat rate.
Because these devices are lighter and smaller than mobile hotspots they are perceived as more suitable for people who travel frequently.
It may be that someone who is with us wants to share their network, but they only have the computer, well, they will also be able to do it.
To share an Internet connection from a Windows 11 computer we must perform the following steps:
We are going to Settings (Win + I). Click on Network and Internet and then click on Mobile wireless hotspot. Then we activate the lever where it says Mobile wireless hotspot. Below it gives us the option of where to share the Internet from and how to share it, in addition to changing the access name and password.
Those who have a device with macOS will also be able to do it.
The steps are the following:
We are going to Apple > System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing. Then we choose the connection that we want to share in the drop-down menu Share your connection. Then we select how we want to share the Internet from the list of options below.
Also computers with Windows and Apple can make an access point, being very easy as you have just seen.
As you have been able to read, it is possible to have WiFi without depending on the typical installation that we all have at home, although you have to look for the options, since we will not always have them at hand.
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