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Melanie Pinola

How to share your Wi-Fi on Android with others

By September 16, 2013

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HotspotioOften you might have wireless internet access on your Android device but your friends or co-workers don't. Maybe you have paid Wi-Fi access at a hotel and they don't; maybe your cell plan comes with the mobile hotspot feature and theirs don't. Either way, if you want to share your Wi-Fi internet access with others, it's easy to do so with the new Android app Hotspotio.

Hotspotio is designed, simply, to share your Android Wi-Fi connection with others, and possibly get a favor back in return, such as a drink or a new Twitter follow.

In addition to the case scenarios above, Hotspotio allows you to share your home network's Wi-Fi with friends without having to pass on an outrageously long password. Once you're connected to your wireless network and enable your social media connections, you can choose to share the Wi-Fi with nearby Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook friends; friends of friends; or everyone close by.

On the flip side, if you need Wi-Fi, you can use the app to find your connections who can get you online through their mobile Wi-Fi.

It's an interesting concept for sharing Wi-Fi easily from an Android device. You can download the app and give it a try yourself at the link below. [via The Next Web]

Hotspotio | Google Play

Related: As an alternative, you can turn your Android or iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot with the built-in features, but those might be more limited in the number of devices you can share your Wi-Fi with.

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