Even with the rate at which internet rates as well as mobile data plans are skyrocketing, Android has been able to come up with a solution that is aimed at making your life more easier. You can be able to share internet with an Android tablet by simply tethering on the tablet. In the event that your Android tablet operates on an Android 3.x Honeycomb, you will not need to spend a lot of money on data as well as mobile connection for other wireless devices that you have. You will instead just share the internet from the Android tablet with the other wireless devices you have. In tethering, you are simply using your device as a mobile hotspot modem for internet connection.
Steps to follow to share internet with Android tablet
First of all, you will need to ensure that you get a best buy laptop or tablet that can run on the Android operating system.
Once you have the device, you will go to its home screen and then choose settings.
Under settings, you will need to choose “Wireless and networks” and then select the “Tethering and portable hotspot” option.
If “portable Wi-Fi hotspot is disabled”, you will need to tap on it to enable it. You should see a green check mark beside it to be sure that it is enabled. After that you will be requested to carry out the configuration of the portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
Provide a name for the SSID network that you are using. Note that this name is what the other devices on your shared network will see.
In the event that you want to use a secured connection to prevent unauthorized access, you will just choose that option from the list. The most common setting used for configuring a secured network is WPA2-PSK. Other security measures that are available for use include WPA, WEP and TKIP.
Make sure that you provide a password. Note that the password you provide will be encrypted in order to keep your device safe from those people who might have intentions of hacking into it. So you will need to ensure that you don’t forget the password for it will be the same one that will be used on the other devices that you will allow connection to the hotspot.
Once you finish the above steps, your hotspot have been fully configured and you can share internet with Android tablet.
Tethering may come at an extra cost but that will entirely depend on the connection that you are using. The service is usually free but some mobile networks may require you pay some money before you use it. If you later on wish to stop sharing internet connection on your Android tablet, you will just need to go to the settings and disable portable Wi-Fi hotspot. To be sure that the connection has been disabled, you shouldn’t see a green check mark. Other Smartphone reviews have shown the possibility of tethering to be done using other methods which include Bluetooth connection as well as using a USB cable.