How to share a 3G / 4G LTE USB Dongle connection to my other Wi-Fi devices

This is the most efficient way to share your 3G/4G LTE USB Dongle connection to your other WiFi-capable devices. This set up allows you to share your 3G/4G LTE USB Dongle connection across your devices. This article shows you the steps to do this.

Hardware requirements: internal Wi-Fi card, external Wi-Fi USB adapter (optional).

Step 1: Purchase Connectify Hotspot PRO or MAX from the Connectify website. While there is a free trial version of Connectify Hotspot, sharing USB 3G/4G/LTE or Ethernet connections as Wi-Fi is only available in the PRO and MAX versions.

Step 2: Make sure you have a Wi-Fi card installed on your PC and it’s on. Go to Network Connections (Windows key + X - select Network Connections) and click on Wi-Fi on the left. If your computer doesn’t have an internal Wi-Fi card, get an external Wi-Fi USB adapter and plug it into a USB port of your PC. Windows will install the appropriate drivers or you may be required to install them - just see the documentation you get with the device. You may need to restart your PC before being able to use the external Wi-Fi USB adapter. 

Step 3: Tether or connect your USB 3G/4G/LTE Dongle to the internet. If you need more information about how to do this, you can refer to THIS LINK.

Step 4. Open Connectify Hotspot and choose Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Step 5. Make sure your USB 3G/4G/LTE is selected from the ‘Internet to Share’ dropdown. Icons next to each adapter tell you what kind of Internet connection you’re selecting.

Step 6: Choose between Routed or Bridged. Learn more about the difference between Routed and Bridged mode by clicking this LINK.

Step 7: 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. Your Connectify Hotspot is a real, working hotspot that you use just like any other wireless network.

Optional: Choose the 'Ad Blocker' option as this feature will save you a lot of data. Learn more about the universal ad blocker in Connectify Hotspot.

Step 8: Click the ‘Start Hotspot’ button to begin sharing your Internet connection with your other devices.

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