Each smartphone available on the market, whether it is a high end or a low range one is coming with different and many capabilities. But, in most of the cases, its users, or future customers, will use only a little part of these features. This is happening because generally, we are buying a phone only because it is looking impressive. Anyway, you should know that your handset is able to help you in different ways thanks to its performances.
Therefore, in order to describe you one of its capabilities, during the present tutorial I will show you how to tether your Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V as a Wi-Fi Hotspot. This can be done by enabling the Wi-FI Tethering option, which is provided by Google through its Android platform (only for Android 2.2 or higher). You have it all detailed and explained below along with other interesting information, so check it out and see what to do in order to complete this operation.
We all know that by tethering your device you will be able to enjoy many internet advantages, making your work easier so you can deal faster to any kind of problems, or simply just for your entertainment. In a few words, tethering is the use of a mobile device with Internet access, in order to serve as an Internet gateway for others handsets or devices. The other devices will be able to connect to the access point via its Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or USB. I will show you how to use it as a Wi-Fi Hotspot.
After learning how to enable USB Modem Tethering on your Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V you will be able to use your smartphone as wireless portable router to provide internet access to Wi-Fi enable devices. Through this service you will be able to transfer data and applications between devices and you will be able to enjoy easier and faster the benefits of the Internet; and these, only by using your phone.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V specs are including a 1 GHz Scorpion processor, 512 MB RAM, support for HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps and of course Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. The Android Gingerbread is in charger with the ICS OS update promise. Now, the above mentioned performances are recommending the Xperia neo V to be used as a regular wireless portable router.
The negative aspect about this capability is referring to the phone’s battery life. When using it as a Wi-Fi Hotspot the power will be consumed faster. That means that you need to charge the device more often than before. So, keep the USB cord near you all the time. Furthermore, it has limited area of reception which is less than the normal wireless router. As a final note remember that if you are using 3G then you would be charged accordingly for the whole data usage by your network users in total.
Now, let’s see what you need to do in order to enable USB Modem Tethering on Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V; read carefully and do all as explained during the steps. Don’t worry as the procedure is 100% safe.
How to Tether Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V as a Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Take your phone and go to its “Home” screen.
- Tap on “Settings”.
- Then, choose ““Wireless & networks”. Here you can manage the wireless network (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and so on).
- But, you must choose the “Tethering & portable hotspot” option.
- Tap “ok” and go further.
- In the menu that now opens select the “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot” variant.
- Then, click on “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings” for entering the settings.
- Tap on “Configure Wi-Fi hotspot”.
- When asked for the Network SSID just enter the name of the network you will use.
- Click on “save”.
- Now, you should set a password so you can know who is having access to your network. For achieving this, tap on “Port. Wi-Fi hotspot settings” followed by “Configure Wi-Fi hotspot” and choose the “WPA2 PSK” security option.
- Enter the password you want to set.
- That’s it, you can return to the phone “home” screen.
There you have it; that was the how to procedure in which you can learn how to enable Wi-Fi Tethering option on your Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V smartphone. If somehow, something went wrong, or if you can’t complete one of the steps, share the issues with us and we will do all that we can in order to help you through. Also, share your thoughts with us, or the things you will like to learn about the capabilities included in your phone internal system and we will provide a tutorial in order to help you out. Make sure you check our previous how to guides for enriching your experience.