If you are looking for how to connect your mobile phone internet to PC and that too via WiFi then you are at the right place. In this article I am gonna explain you the whole method through which you can do that. We are not using any third party application for this purpose. Furthermore, this procedure is limited to android mobile phone devices. However, it is a common method. I-phone and other mobile phone users can also follow this procedure and can turn their mobile phones into WiFi hotspots. If you are wondering how to connect mobile internet to PC via WiFi then you need to follow following steps:
- Open “Settings”
- Move to “Wireless & networks”
- Go to “Tethering & portable hotspot”
- Tap “Portable WiFi hotspot”
- Explore “Configure WiFi hotspot”
- Choose a “Network name”
- Set “Encryption type” |WPA2 PSK (Protected) | Open (Unprotected)
- Set Password if you want protected connection
- Toggle “My Wifi Hotspot” (On/Off)
We are going to discuss the above said method in detail. Each and every step is detail-explained below in case you were unable to follow the above said methods.
In order to connect to connect mobile internet to PC via WiFi you need to go to settings. You can open directly WiFi hotspot settings if your android device supports this functionality. Right above your slided-down notification panel, there are some icons. One of them must be of hostpot. Tap and whole for a while. See picture below. .
If your device supports this functionality then you can skip to “Configure WiFi hotspot” and configure your connection to connect your mobile internet to PC via WiFi.
There are several ways to open settings of android devices. You can search from drop down list.
You can also manually search for settings icon in you android device and tap it. It would open settings for you. Just like that.
There is still another way through which you can open settings of your android mobile phone device. Slide down just like you slide to see notifications and click on settings icon.
Move to “Wireless & networks”:
You have to open “Wireless & networks” settings in order to connect your mobile internet to PC via WiFi.
It contains a lot of settings with respect to network and wireless connection. You just need to go to “Tethering & portable hotspot”. This settings is related to connect mobile internet to PC via WiFi and through USB Cable.
Then you have to open “Portable WiFi hotspot” settings. You can also create a WiFi bridge between two devices if you want. Meaning thereby, you can connect your mobile to WiFi and then can share that WiFi with others. It is helpful if a device has low WiFi range. Nevertheless, in this tutorial we are seeking how to connect mobile internet (data) to PC via WiFi, hence, you need to open “Portable WiFi hotspot” .
You can also directly toggle “My WiFi Hotspot” (on/off) in this menu. Nonetheless, in some devices you need to “Configure WiFi hotspot”.
Configuring WiFi hotspot”:
In order to configure WiFi hotspot, tap on “Configure WiFi hotspot”. See picture below.
Choosing a “Network name”:
You can choose any network name (also termed SSID in some devices). There are no boundaries for it. You can freely choose any name for your hosted network.
Set “Encryption type”
Encryption type means what type of connection do you want; protect or unprotected. If you set it to “Open”, everyone can connect it. So It would be an unprotected connection but if you choose “WPA2 PSK” then it would create a protected connection for you.
Set Password for Protected Connection:
If you choose WPA2 PSK to connect mobile internet to PC via WiFi then it is necessary for you to choose a password for your hosted network. Moreover, you need to remember that name because you are going to use it on a device that you would connect to your hosted network (hotspot, created above). Click on save, go back and toggle (on/off) your hotspot.
Finally you are done with it. You can now connect your mobile internet to PC via WiFi but you don’t need to repeat this method every time you want to connect your mobile internet to PC via WiFi. Just turn you hotspot on every time you need a connection of this type.
You can also directly turn on/off hotspot from you slide-down menu. See picture below.
Setting Data Limit for your hotspot:
Sometimes you need to limit your internet data so that it would not exceed limit and costs you. In order to do that you need to go to “Portable WiFi hotspot” menu and tap on “Data limit”. Here you can limit data that would be shared on your hotspot. Remember that it would not turn off your mobile data but your hotspot when the limit would be exceeded. You can choose several MBs from selection list or tap on custom to add custom MBs as limit. Here is how you can limit your data in WiFi hotspot:
- Tap Data limit
- Choose Custom
- Type your desired MBs (If you want GBs then divide your desired MBs by 1024. MBs/1024)
- Tap save
Done. You have limited your data that would be shared on hotspot. When limit is reached. Your mobile would automatically detect it and turn your hotspot connection off.
Seeing List of connected devices:
Sometimes it is necessary to see how many devices are connected to you WiFi hotspot. So as to see connected devices you have tap on “Device list” in “Portable WiFi hotspot”. It will show you list of all the devices that are currently connected to your hotspot.
You can also manually add devices. If you do so, only your allowed devices would use your internet connection. No other devices would be allowed. To So follow following procedure:
- Tap allow devices to connect
- Chose allowed devices from list
- Add devices while tapping on “Manually add device”.
- Enter device name and mac address
- Tap Done
This tutorial is an enough guide to connect mobile internet to PC via WiFi. It is a common procedure for every mobile phone device. Device used in this tutorial is Huawei Mate 10-Lite. However, every mobile device has the same procedure with a minor difference in it. You can learn through this procedure and can connect any mobile devices’ internet to PC via WiFi.