How to use wifi and mobile hotspot at the same time

You could have probably noticed that you cannot use both WiFi and mobile Hotspot at the same time. When you are using a hotspot and try to turn ON WiFi, you will notice a warning or alert to turn Hotspot OFF. So to help you out, We are going to cover how to use WiFi and Mobile hotspots at the same time. This post covers tutorials on iPhone and Android devices such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Redmi, etc.

Today most smartphones come with the option to use both wifi and hotspot at the same time. It will be turned off by default. Even laptops have these features. For some windows laptops and PC, you may require an external WiFi adapter. But, For Linux, you can activate both wifi and internet sharing at the same time.

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Since most of the older smartphones don’t support this feature Built-in. We will be going to use App to perform this Action. for older devices we will show the direct method. It’s just a method of using the device as a wifi repeater to provide coverage to long distances. You can use this method to increase your internet speed.

How to use wifi and mobile hotspot at the same time using net share

This method is for older devices that do not support this feature. You will need to download an App called Netshare. Below are the steps to use both WiFi and internet sharing and the same time. The Netshare app is only 400Kb in size. It has more than a million downloads.

Step 1: Go to Google Play Store and install the application called Netshare. The App has both paid and Free versions. The features of the free version are limited.

Step 2: Open the Application and allow required permission to use it.

Step 3: Click on the Start WiFi hotspot or Start sharing to Start it.

Netshare settings to enable wifi and hotspot at the same time

Step 4: Go to WIFI on the other device and connect it Using the Given SSID and password. The SSID and password will be given Netshare APP.

Step 5: Now you have enabled both WiFi and Hotspot.

Step 6: For PC, Head on to Control, then click on the Network and Internet.

Step 7: Go to Internet Options and then go to connections. Click on LAN settings.

Step 8: Change the IP address and Port Number to one given by Netshare.

enable wifi and hotspot at the same time

How to use Wifi and hotspot at the same time on Samsung

Almost all the Recent Samsung smartphones have the option to enable wifi and hotspot simultaneously

Step 1: Go to Settings on your Samsung smartphone.

Step 2: In settings, Go to connections

Step 3: Select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering. It will be present at the bottom above More Connection Settings.

Step 4: Click on Mobile Hotspot

Step 5: In the Mobile hotspot at the Right corner, there will 3 dots. Click on it and select WiFi sharing.

Step 6: Enable Wi-Fi sharing and you are ready to Go. Now you can use both wifi and hotspot at the same time.

How to use Wifi and hotspot at the same time on redmi and other smartphones

Step 1: Go to Settings and then to Connections or Network Setting.

Step 2: Then click on the internet sharing or Mobile Hotspot

Step 3: Go to Portable WI-FI Hotspot and Set it to ON

Step 4: now enable Both WiFi and Hotspot.

How to use WiFi and internet sharing on PC or laptop at the same time

Similar to smartphones, Windows laptops also have built-in options to start both simultaneously. Go to settings and enable both. It will be active by default.

Step 1: Go to Settings on your laptop or you can directly go to options by searching.

Step 2: Click on the Network and Adapters. Turn on wifi

Step 3: Then return back and go to Mobile Hotspot and turn it ON

Step 4: Then Select the option Wi-Fi in the “Share Internet connection From” Dropdown list.

Step 5: You can also choose ethernet. Also, Mobile Network if you have a Sim card on your laptop.

Step 6: You have now enabled both Wifi and mobile hotspot.

Step 7: You can also change the name and password of wiFi for your convenience.

How to use Wifi and hotspot at the same time on Linux

It is easier to enable both wifi and hotspot at the same time on windows. But in Linux, it’s somewhat hard. if you are well aware of Linux and its terminal you can do it easily. For newbies, it is harder.

For some Linux distros, you require 2 wireless cards. You can use one internal wireless card and one external card to activate both at the same time.

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