Computers For Seniors For Dummies
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If you need to use your computer on the go or you aren’t a frequent user of the internet, you could use your cellular network to success the internet. It’s possible to use a smartphone’s 3G or 4G connection to connect to the Internet. You may have to pay your phone service provider a monthly fee for this service, called tethering or personal hotspot. In addition, your computer has to be Wi-Fi capable. All newer computers have this capability. However, you may want to check before attempting to tether.

When you’re ready to connect, simplyt follow these steps:

  1. Start by turning on the hotspot feature on your phone (typically this is found in Network settings).
  2. On your computer, press Win+I, and then click the Network & Internet.
  3. Click Show Available Networks and then click your phone’s Wi-Fi connection.
  4. Click Connect and enter the security key.
  5. Click Next.

Be aware of the drain on your phone’s battery when tethering. Connect your phone to a power source when tethering, if possible, and turn off the hotspot when you’re not using it.

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Faithe Wempen is an adjunct instructor at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). She is the author of over 150 books on computer hardware and software, and an online technology courseware developer whose courses have educated over a quarter of a million people.

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