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How to share your phone’s mobile data as if it were a Wi-Fi network

As you well know, your smartphone has two basic ways to connect to the internet: through a Wi-Fi network, such as the one you may have at home, or with the mobile data rate that your telephone company provides in the form of a connection, in the best case 4G. However, there are times when, if a Wi-Fi network does not provide normally And you can’t even send a WhatsApp, you can connect to a friend’s mobile data if he shares them with you.

Enable your phone as if it were a router

For make our mobile work as a router to which others can connect, you only need to visit your app settings. In it you will see an option called “Data Traffic Management” and within it, another called “Portable Wi-Fi Zone”. It is in this option where you can allow others to connect to your data rate for as long as you want.

Within this option of Portable Wi-Fi Zone you can, first, enable your phone as if it were a router, that is, turn this option on or off to share or stop sharing your internet connection. As soon as you have it turned on, people around you looking for Wi-Fi can see your device as just another network.

Set up your data as a Wi-Fi network

Within the Portable Wi-Fi Zone panel you have some basic settings that you can change to set up your phone as a Β«routerΒ». Here, the most important thing is that you establish a access password for others to connect to the data on your phone, as if it were a Wi-Fi network. You can choose the one you want and share it with those who want to connect to your data. In this menu you can also set a maximum number of users that can connect to your network. Finally, it is in this same Portable Wi-Fi Zone menu, you can see how many devices have connected to your data.

Screenshots of the configurations available in Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

Sharing data from your mobile also allows you not only to share it with other people, but it can be useful if, for example, you want another device of yours to have internet access at a certain time. For example, if you are traveling on a train or bus that does not have Wi-Fi or you don’t trust the network too much, you can always share your mobile data network with your computer or tablet from your phone.