Windows 10 Tethering Wifi

Things you need to know

How to share your internet connection with a Hosted Network in Windows 10

  • I use my phone every day for a mobile hotspot, however, there are some disadvantages with using a wireless hotspot mode for tethering.
  • - Increased Battery Consumption. (With an active WiFi hotspot running, you are doing twice the work than what you would use with a USB connection, and of course you are charging off the computer as well).
  • - Less throughput than using a USB cable. (Ref:http://www.imore.com/usb-vs-bluetooth-vs-wi-fi-whats-best-way-tether-your-mac-your-iphone-or-ipad: ).

- Connectivity issues when used in area with many other WiFi networks. ( WiFi can only function on a handful of channels without overlapping transmissions. When you have four to five WiFi networks in an area, their signals will get tied up with other signals, causing packet loss, which slows internet connection.).

Apple and Android phones still provide this function which is just another thing that can turn people away from getting a windows phone.

Wrapping things up

This feature used to available in Windows Phone 6.5, I would love to see it again. Other people think so as well.. (Ref:http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mobiledevices/forum/mdlumia-mdtips/lack-of-usb-tethering-in-windows-8-phone/10207a29-67fd-49b9-b8e5-d6dcbd771214?page=1&tm=1436110992885 ).

Just food for thought.. Alexander Patchin. * Moved from Windows Insider *.

  1. Stuck with patchy public internet, or no Wi-Fi at all?

    If your mobile plan supports tethering, there’s no reason why you can’t still work while on the go.

  2. In this guide, we’ll show you how to connect your PC to your phone, giving you 4G/5G internet on a Windows 10 device without its own SIM.

  3. If instead, you need to share your PC's internet connection with other devices by using it as a mobile hotspot, check out this guide.

    The steps you’ll need to follow depend on which phone platform you use. We’ll cover iOS in the section immediately below.

  4. If you use Android, skip down the page to find the relevant steps. On iPhone, open the Settings app and tap “Personal Hotspot” to start configuring your Wi-Fi access point.

    Tap the “Personal Hotspot” toggle button to turn on your hotspot. You can change your hotspot’s password by tapping the “Wi-Fi Password” field.

Enabling tethering on Android

iOS defaults to using a strong password so you won’t necessarily need to change this. Tap the blue “Save” button at the top of the password settings screen to save your changes.

  1. On an Android device, open the Settings app and head to the “Network & internet” category.

  2. The screens you see may look slightly different depending on your Android version and device manufacturer.

  3. If you don’t see the same screens at all, you should refer to your manufacturer’s documentation.

From the “Network & internet” page, tap the “Hotspot & tethering” button to view the mobile hotspot settings. Next, press the “Wi-Fi hotspot” button to customise the hotspot’s settings.

Connecting to your hotspot

Tap the toggle button at the top of the page to turn your hotspot on. Use the settings on the page to rename your Wi-Fi hotspot (its SSID) or change the password. Now you’re ready to switch back to your Windows 10 PC. Make sure your Wi-Fi is turned on (you can check by opening Action Centre with Win+A and looking for the “Wi-Fi” settings tile).

Next, open the Wi-Fi networks list by clicking the Wi-Fi icon in the system tray. After a few moments, you should see your phone’s hotspot appear in the list. Android devices will appear as the name you set on the hotspot settings page; iOS devices show up as their device name.

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