How to use your Windows 10 PC as a mobile hotspot

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Email Twitter: @DaveWShanahan Jan 22nd, 2020 inHow-To

How to use your Windows 10 PC as a mobile hotspot

Here’s what you need to do to use your Windows 10 PC as a mobile hotspot:

1. Go to Windows Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile hotspot.
2. For “Share my Internet connection over,” choose Wi-Fi to share your connection.
A) For Wi-Fi, select “Edit,” and enter a new network name, network password, and network band, then select “Save.”
B) For Bluetooth, use the process for adding a device to your Windows 10 PC.
3. To connect on the other device, go to the device’s Wi-Fi settings, find your network name, select it, enter the password, and then connect.

Applies to All Windows 10 Versions

If you bought or got a new Windows 10 PC recently, you might not know that you can share your internet connection with other devices. Windows 10 makes it easy to share your internet connection with other devices, whether they are running Windows 10 or not. If however, you need to share an internet connection to your PC from your iOS or Android device, check out this guide.

Here’s what you need to do to share your internet connection with Windows 10.

To get started, you need to find the mobile hotspot settings on your Windows 10 PC. Go to the “Network & Internet” section under settings, or use the search box in Windows 10 to search for “mobile hotspot.”

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Once there, you can choose to share your internet connection via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Please note that sharing your internet connection via Bluetooth may not be the best option. Bluetooth is used to connect devices at short-range whereas Wi-Fi is ideal for high-speed internet access. Also, Wi-Fi provides you with the ability to share your connection with more devices.

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For this example, I will show you how to share your Windows 10 PC as a mobile hotspot using your Wi-Fi connection. Toggle the “Share my connection with other devices” at the top of the page. Underneath, choose the option that you want to share your connection using Wi-Fi. The most important thing you need to do is to set a network name, network password, and network band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, or any available) for your mobile hotspot.

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Edit Network Settings

Once you have configured the network name, password, and band, you need to complete the Wi-Fi connection on the other device. On the other device, go to the Wi-Fi settings, find and select your network name and network password to connect to the mobile hotspot.

You can use Bluetooth, but Wi-Fi is a better choice if you want to get the fastest internet connection speed possible. One bonus for using Bluetooth is that Bluetooth doesn’t use as much power as Wi-Fi does, so Bluetooth is a better option if you’re not plugged into an outlet; Bluetooth will not drain your PC’s battery as fast as Wi-Fi.

It all depends on what your usage is when using your Windows 10 PC as a mobile hotspot. We have everything you need to know about Bluetooth on Windows 10 here. Do you share your Windows 10 PC’s internet connection with other devices? Let us know in the comments.

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