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How to make personal Wi-Fi hotspot
This article is going to help you out with the process you would need to undertake to make your own Wi-Fi network which is an easy way to network your home PCs, stream media files, or share a Net connection. What is the need of taking separate internet connections for smart phone, laptop, tablet or play station? With the help of personal Wi-Fi hotspot, by sharing several Wi-Fi enabled devices with a single device, the internet could be easily accessed. It’ii be shown below to you how.
Internet today is the lifeline. No matter whether it is mobile, tablet, printer or be it the play station- all these are needed to be connected with the internet. But will you like to have separate internet connections for all these portable devices to enable you access internet through all these devices? Certainly it would fall heavy on your pocket making a big hole into it.
Now, you can make a Wi-Fi hotspot of your own through which you can connect all the Wi-Fi devices of home and office to access the internet. If you have the net connected Wi-Fi enabled lap top you can switch on GPRS without Wi-Fi smart phone as also can share data. Just opposite to it, if there is the GPRS or 3G connection in your smart phone, you can web-serf to your heart's content without the net dongle on your laptop. Let's now move on to know how the personal hotspot is made!
Wi-Fi hotspot option on symbian smartphone
Nokia's new touch symbian 60 series phones are handy in these manners which convert into Wi-Fi hotspots. Joikuspot light is a free application which transforms Nokia's 60 series phones into Wi-Fi hotspots. This application also supports maemo powered Nokia N 900, Samsung symbian 60 series phones such as Omnia HD (18910)
Whereas joikuspot could also be installed in Nokia's new touch symbian 60 series fifth edition, latest symbian-3 (Nokia C6, C7, C8 and E7). But there are some limitations in the free version joikuspot which is, you cannot give names of your choosing to the user network. Apart from this, it is unsafe there being no pass word in the Wi-Fi. This would tempt anybody to burgle into with his own Wi-Fi enabled device to access internet through your phone resulting into a breach in your security.
Joiku spotlight version can't be upgraded which supports only the basic internet protocols. You will have to make use of its paid version if you wish to make it secured. Its paid version is available for 582 rupees which could be had on www.joiku.com.
personal Wi-Fi hotspot available for Android phones
The popularity of Androids could well be gauzed from the fact that the spell of the Android OAS pervades everywhere, right from the mobiles to the tablets. As for talking of sharing internet connections from Wi-Fi, there are enough options in Androids. There are in built personal Wi-Fi hotspot features in the Android 2.2 Frio version mobiles or tablets. The mobile AP function can be activated by going to the setting option of the device and clicking the wire and network option. Rename and password could be put into after activating the mobile AP. There is also the option there of hiding the network so that only the dependable devices could be connected.
In the older OAS versions also, there is the option of personal Wi-Fi hotspot. Android ape can download PDANet from the market, could access data after connecting with the PCs. Besides the application of open source project Android Wi-Fi tether application could be downloaded from code.Google.com/p/android-wifi-tether. This application supports 1.1 Android or android 1.5 (cup cake) only.
Apart from the above systems, there also is the root crack option of Android 2.1 éclairs like the crack system jailbreaking of the IOS devices of Apple. The 'Connectify' could also convert your Android phone into personal Wi-Fi hotspot.'Connectify' could be downloaded from www.connectify .me.
Personal Wi-Fi hotspot for Windows mobile 6.5 option
For Windows phones also, the option of personal Wi-Fi is available. The software jocuspot used in the symbian smartphones could be downloaded into Window 6.5. WMU wI-Fi router application also supports Windows phones. Its trial version is available on www.wmwifirouter.com
Very much like the Symbian, Windows and Andriod, you can convert the IOS 4.3 of your Apple iPhone into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot. Wi-Fi tethering application is available only in jaillbroken iPhone devices which could be downloaded on www.intelliborn.com.
Apple has authoritatively provided the option of personal hotspot on on its latest iPhone -4 from which 3 devices at once could be connected.
What is jailbroken?
IOS jailbroken is a procedure in which the OAS of Apple devices are unlocked and the third party's applications are accessed. This is called burglary or housebreaking into the OAS of Apple. After jailbreaking, one can download according to his wishes themes, applications and extensions.
For Windows 7 laptops
If there is a Wi-Fi enabled Windows 7 laptop with you, then with the helps from a free program, after converting the laptop into Wi-Fi hotspot, you can connect with internet all the near by placed laptop, phone, portable gaming console and tablets etc. The 'Connectify software' acts as a Wi-Fi router which the users give names according to their choices, put in passwords and hide it so that no one breaks into the networks.
The 'Connectify software' works in laptop as Wi-Fi card, but this has some limitations too. For instance, if your laptop is connected with the internet with the helps from the Wi-Fi, then you cannot do the sharing with other devices through the 'Connectify', But in case, if your laptop is connected with the internet with the helps of ethernet cable or the USB data card, then this will function without any hiccup. And if there is a Window 7 certified Wi-Fi card in your laptop, then despite being connected with the internet, you can share from other devices. In such a situation, the 'Connectify' acts as range extender for the home Wi-Fi network.
Note: Connectify' could be downloaded on www.connectify.me.
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|Author: Vandana 25 Jun 2011||Member Level: Platinum Points : 1|
|Ashish, the sentence "The popularity of Androids could well be gauzed from the fact..." should be "The popularity of Androids could well be gauged from the fact..."|
|Author: Ashish Kumar 25 Jun 2011||Member Level: Platinum Points : 0|
|Have corrected as directed. Be waiting for more of your learned opinions, thank you!|
|Author: Mahalakshmi T 26 Jun 2011||Member Level: Gold Points : 1|
|It will be very useful in this technological times. But is it safe to use or will there be any tracking done on our computer usage?|
|Author: Ashish Kumar 26 Jun 2011||Member Level: Platinum Points : 1|
Needless to say safety is the essence to be given much concerns to while using the electronic devices that includes the mobile phones and the internet. When use these modern gadgets, our privacy is always at stake.
Safety measures to address your safety concerns are available in the electronic shops. Go and consult the shops dealing in such safety devices. Thanks for dropping by, Maha!
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