Apr 062011

One of the good things about Google Nexus S is that you can share your mobile data connection (3G/HSDPA) with up to 6 other WiFi devices. That also means every Nexus S owner is capable of turning your Nexus S device into a Portable WiFi Hotspot or wireless broadband modem! Isn’t it great when you are able to do a good deed by sharing Internet connection to your friends or colleagues during time in need? Let’s see how we can make this happen:

How to Create a Portable WiFi Hotspot with Nexus S

The process is not complicated at all. Just follow the steps below you’ll see what I mean:

Step 1: Go to Settings –> Wireless & networks –> Tethering & portable hotspot

portable wifi settings

Step 2: Check Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot setting

portable wifi hotspot

Step3: You can configure Wi-Fi hotspot by renaming the Wi-Fi network (SSID) or secure Wi-Fi (choose between Open or WPA2 PSK)

configure wifi hotspot

If you choose Open security option, you do not need to enter any password at all. However, if you choose to use WPA2 PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 with a preshared key), you need to enter a password before using the WiFi. You can always stop sharing your phone internet connection by uncheck the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot setting.


Thanks to Nexus Portable WiFi Hotspot feature, I can use my desktop computer to browse Internet anywhere and anytime now.

nexus s portable wifi connection

Important: When your Nexus S mobile device is serving as a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot, you won’t be able to use its Wi-Fi connection to access the Internet. Meaning, no web browsing until you stop its Wi-Fi hotspot ability.

  2 Responses to “How to Turn Your Google Nexus S into A Portable WiFi Hotspot | Maxis10”

  1. You still can use phone to surf Internet with 3G data connection when Wi-Fi hotspot is turned, right?

    • @Jayce: Yes. You can still using your own 3G data connection to surf Internet and share its WiFi connection with other people. Sharing is caring. :)

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