Sunday, 23 October 2011
Portable WiFi hotspot
I currently find myself staying in a house with no internet connection. (Yes, they do still exist!)
I used to have an internet dongle for such situations but it proved very expensive.
What, then, can I do? Not use the internet for a few days?
Well, I have my netbook and my HTC Wildfire android phone and I have an app called Portable WiFi Hotspot which I downloaded for free from Android Market.
This app turns my phone into a wireless router and by activating it and the wireless connection on my netbook I have an instant and safe internet connection. It is password protected and, I haven't done this, but you can add more than one user if you need to.
Luckily, my mobile contract includes 3GB per month internet usage.
It is more practical than using the internet on my phone and for some strange reason seems to be quicker, too.
It is great for using internet at school for accessing sites like twitter and any bit.ly addresses which my employers have seen fit to block.
It is ideal in an emergency situation and if you don't have it or something similar, I recommend you download it. For the less fortunate among you, there is also a version available for iphone and blackberry.