In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of setting up a mobile hotspot on your Windows 11 computer. A mobile hotspot allows other devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to connect to your computer’s internet connection. This can be extremely useful when you are in a location with limited internet access or want to share your connection with friends and family.
Setting Up a Mobile Hotspot on Windows 11
- Firstly, ensure your computer is connected to the internet through Ethernet or Wi-Fi. If it isn’t already connected, go to the Network & Internet settings and connect to a network.
- Open the Settings app by pressing Win + I on your keyboard or by clicking on the Start button and selecting Settings.
- In the Settings app, go to Network & Internet.
- On the left-hand side, click on Mobile hotspot. If you don’t see this option, your computer may not support mobile hotspots.
- In the Mobile hotspot settings, turn on the toggle under Mobile hotspot.
- Under Share my Internet connection from, choose the internet connection you want to share. If you’re connected to both Ethernet and Wi-Fi, you can choose either one.
- Now, under Share my Internet connection over, choose whether you want to share your connection via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Wi-Fi is recommended as it usually has a better range and faster connections.
- Next, click Edit to configure the hotspot settings. You can change the network name, password, and the type of security for the connection. It is recommended to use WPA2-Personal security for better protection. Click Save once you are done.
- Your mobile hotspot should now be active. To connect your devices, go to the Wi-Fi settings on your device and connect to the network you just created, using the password you set.
Setting up a mobile hotspot on Windows 11 is a straightforward process that can provide internet access to your devices when you’re on the go or in areas with limited connectivity. Remember to always secure your hotspot with a strong password and be mindful of data usage, especially if you’re on a limited data plan.