How to Share a Wired Ethernet Internet Connection With All Your Devices

Alex GizisBlog, How To

Share a wired Internet connection via Wi-Fi without a router

While Wi-Fi hotspots seem to be popping up everywhere, at times Ethernet can still be the best (or only) option. Often, you’ll find hotel room Wi-Fi is weak based on distance to the router, and you might want to use the direct, in-room Ethernet connection instead. But, how can you get your iPad, Kindle, smartphones and other Wi-Fi-only devices onto the hotel’s Ethernet connection?

With Connectify Hotspot installed on your PC laptop, you can turn your computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot and easily share Internet from your wired Ethernet as Wi-Fi. With just a few clicks, iPhones and other mobile devices can get online, no matter where you are.

How to share the Internet from an Ethernet connection through Wi-Fi

Step 1: Download and install Connectify Hotspot.

Step 2: Make sure your Ethernet connection is selected from the ‘Internet to Share’ dropdown. Icons next to each adapter tell you what kind of Internet connection you’re selecting – with Connectify Hotspot you can actually share any kind of Internet connection, including Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE dongles.

Step 3: Give your hotspot a name (SSID) and password. The hotspot name is the network name that other devices will see and connect to using your unique password – feel free to use emojis and Unicode characters to make it stand out. Your Connectify Hotspot is a real, working hotspot that you use just like any other wireless network.
Also – make sure the ‘Ad blocker’ option is selected, as you will save a lot of bandwidth, time, money and battery life for your mobile devices through the universal ad blocker included in Connectify Hotspot.

Step 4: Click the ‘Start Hotspot’ button to begin sharing your Ethernet Internet connection with your iPad and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Connect your Wi-Fi-only devices to the Internet

Step 1: Once the list of available Wi-Fi networks populates on your mobile device, you should see your Connectify Hotspot’s SSID broadcasting the Ethernet network. Connect to that network.

Step 2: You will be prompted for the password that you gave your Connectify Hotspot. Enter your password to join the network and get online!

Getting your iPhone and other Wi-Fi-only devices onto Ethernet is simple with Connectify Hotspot. Download it now for FREE – no email sign-up necessary!

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