What is Hot Spot and how to use it correctly?
The term "Hot Spot" is modern, and its meaningknown to people connected with the Internet, IT-sphere, electronics. But ordinary users also want to know what Hot Spot is. Such a phrase they often meet in their mobile phone.
What is Hot Spot?
Translated from English Hot Spot means"hot spot". Such a verbatim translation does not say anything, so this term requires an explanation. So, Hot Spot Wi-Fi is a place where you can connect to the Internet through a Wi-Fi interface. For example, you come to a cafe, drink coffee and read the latest news on your mobile phone, communicate in social networks or publish new photos. This means that in this cafe there is a Hot Spot, that is, a hot spot. But in this case we are interested in the functionality of the phone.
What is Hot Spot in a mobile phone?
If the usual access point in the same cafeis a Wi-Fi router, then in the phone such a device is itself. That is, this functionality allows you to make from a regular mobile phone a hot spot that will provide access to the Internet to other users. In other words, a smartphone with Hot Spot function will be able to distribute the Internet to other devices.
Imagine the situation: you are sitting with your friends in a cafe, and only you have access to 3g / 4g internet, and your friends do not have it for any reason. They also want to enter their social network, for example. And if your phone has a Hot Spot function, then you can make an access point from your mobile phone.
Your 3g / 4g internet will be distributed over Wi-Fi to your friends, as a result of which it will be available to everyone. In fact, your friends will enjoy your 3g / 4g internet.
Also, the function to create an access point from the phoneeliminates the need to buy a 3g / 4g-modem for the computer. If in any country house you do not have internet on your computer or laptop, but you have a GSM network on your smartphone, then you can connect to the Internet using your phone and distribute it over Wi-Fi or via cable. So you can provide access to the network on a stationary computer or laptop.
The main disadvantage is the speed drop. Again, an example: if the standard speed of your Internet connection is 2 Mb / s, then when you share access to another user, the speed will be divided into two. Now when downloading data, the speed will be 1 Mbit. If other users connect to your smartphone, the speed will drop even more. Of course, this is all very approximate, but in theory it works this way.
The more devices will be connected to your Internet channel, the slower the Internet will be. And if the bandwidth of the Internet is already small, then it will be unbearable to use Hot Spot.
Another disadvantage is the tariffing of traffic. Many telecom operators have a tariff, in which the subscriber must pay for each megabyte loaded. The cost may increase when the allowable volume is exceeded. Therefore, when distributing the Internet Hot-spot Wi-Fi it is worth remembering that connected users can download large amounts of traffic. And you will have to pay for it or for what the Internet distributes. Of course, at a no-limit tariff this shortcoming does not exist.
How to enable Wi-Fi HotSpot?
Depending on the phone model and the operating system, this function is turned on in different ways. On Android OS it looks something like this:
- Make sure that the smartphone is connected to the Internet via 3g / 4g or EDGE.
- Go to the main menu of your smartphone.
- Click on the Wi-Fi Hotspot icon. In Russian there can be written "Access Point".
- In some phones, after a click, a small message can be displayed about what Hot Spot is. Read and click OK.
- You will see the settings. There you need to enter the name of the access point (SSID). This is the name of the Wi-Fi connection. Just enter your name or phone model. You also need to choose the encryption method. Choose WPA2 (AES). Next, set the password to connect to your access point. This must be 8 characters. Think of any password. It can be all odinichki.
- Check the box "Activate access point".
Now, other users will be able to connect to theyour smartphone and use your internet. They will find your phone by Wi-Fi name and connect by typing the password you previously set. Now you know what Hot Spot is and how to use it correctly.