Using a cell phone as a Wi-Fi stick – what you need for it

Using a cell phone as a Wi-Fi stick – what you need for it

If you can not connect to the Wi-Fi network with your laptop or computer, then you have the option to use your cell phone as a Wi-Fi stick. You can connect the cell phone both via a USB cable and wirelessly with the computer.

How to use your phone as a Wi-Fi stick

If you have no Wi-Fi reception with your laptop or computer, you can alternatively use your phone as a Wi-Fi stick or Wi-Fi repeater. So it is possible to amplify the signal and thus also use the Internet with your computer. Before you can use your cell phone as a Wi-Fi stick, first connect it to your computer with a USB cable. Optionally, you can also connect the two devices to your PC via a hotspot without a cable.

  1. Connect your smartphone to your Wi-Fi network. Depending on the operating system version, the procedure may differ.
  2. Make sure to place your phone as close as possible to the router so that the Wi-Fi signal is strongest.
  3. Swipe down from the top of the screen. Then press and hold the “Hotspot” icon. Now select the entry “Wi-Fi hotspot” in the opened menu.
  4. If you have connected your smartphone to the PC via a USB cable, then proceed in the same way. However, select the item “USB tethering” in the menu.