How to share Wifi from one mobile phone to another via Bluetooth on Android?

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Certainly in most cases the most common is to use a mobile phone as a WiFi router to share the Internet, but it is also possible to perform this action using Bluetooth, as we will show you below.

How to share Wifi from one mobile phone to another via Bluetooth on Android?

On some occasions we are left without an internet connection e we urgently need this service. Thanks to the tethering method available in Android, you can create a network access point to establish a shared connection.



Next, we will show you all the information necessary for you to be able to share a Wi-Fi network via Bluetooth on Android.

What is Wi-Fi?

Wifi stands for Wireless Fidelity and refers to a technology that allows you to connect various electronic devices wirelessly. There wireless technology it is based on standards that allow the connection of components according to the IEEE 802.11 specifications.

How does Wi-Fi work?

A Wi-Fi connection works by transmitting data via electromagnetic waves. Each Wi-Fi network requires a router (with antenna) connected to the Internet and receiving devices compatible with Wi-Fi technology.

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a technology that allows communication between devices that are within a short distance (up to 100 m). It acts as a communication protocol for transmitting music, video and images to other equipment.

How does Bluetooth work?

For this technology to work, the devices that will communicate correctly must activate Bluetooth on Android or any other device . Subsequently, the computers must synchronize, connect and proceed to send the data from the “master device” to the channeled / synchronized device.



Share Wi-Fi from one mobile phone to another on Android

Initially, you need to set up a private network. To achieve this, go to the “Settings” menu of your mobile device. There you will find the "More" option, when you click there you will see the option " Network anchor and Wi-Fi zone ".

After that, a configuration window will appear. In the section "Network SSID" you have to write a name to identify the private network you are creating. Subsequently, in the "Security" section, it establishes the encryption system to protect access to the new private network.

Recommendations for sharing cellular Wi-Fi

When creating your private network, we recommend that you use the  WPA2 PSK encryption. In addition, it is recommended that you write a password with a minimum of eight alphanumeric characters, taking into account passwords that should not be used on a Wi-Fi network.

Creating the network access point

Once you have created the new private network with a name and the chosen encryption system, you must make sure that you have entered a strong password and click on the button "Save".

Internet access point operation

With the internet access point you just created, you establish an efficient method of sharing the internet with other devices over Wi-Fi. It is useful to remember that the device on which the private network was created will be the "Wi-Fi sender".


Enable connection sharing

To activate the shared connection via Wi-Fi, you need to go back to “Settings” again, click on the “More” option and on “Tethering and Wi-Fi zone”. Then, select the option "Portable Wifi zone". In fact, an icon will appear in the notification area and so you can access the shared Wi-Fi network.


Share Wi-Fi from one mobile phone to another via Bluetooth on Android

First, you need to activate Bluetooth mode on both devices and pair them. Then, access the option “Anchor of network and Wi-Fi zone ” as explained above. Then select the “Bluetooth Tethering” option and this will activate the shared network.


As you will see, the above method is designed for Android, but it is also possible to share the Internet from iPhone to laptop or other phone which is especially useful for taking advantage of mobile networks.


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