Internet on the go - Tethering & TurboHubs

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If you travel around a lot for your job or work out in the fields there is a few things you can do to stay connected and access the internet while in most remote locations. Today we are talking about hotspots and tethering.

With a good portion of Alberta now having LTE coverage for mobility, you have enough speeds available to be able to connect to the internet from your laptop and work while on the road. There are essentially two different ways you can do this.

The first option is tethering. Almost all android and apple phones have this ability, and you simply have to turn it on by swiping down from the top of the screen and looking for the mobile hotspot icon. Once you enable the mobile hotspot you can connect multiple devices such as your laptop, or tablet to the wifi network that your phone is broadcasting and you'll connect to the internet through your phone's cellular connection. The downside to using tethering is that is quite a drain on your phone's battery, and it uses up data on your cell plan so ensure you have a big enough data plan with your carrier.

How to Enable Tethering on Android Phones​ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THvTpqF52ls

How to Enable Tethering on iPhones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlsjfk9uQqY

The second option is a separate portable device called a portable hotspot or turbo hub. These devices have a battery, and connect to the cellular network and then broadcast out a connection again through wifi. Because these units are purpose built to share the internet they work very well, usually run much faster, and don't drain your cell phone's battery. Plus in most cases nowadays you can add a portable hotspot to your existing monthly phone plan for just a few bucks a month.

BELL MiFi Hotspot review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkzGLzpJVJ8

For more information feel free to stop in at reality bytes anytime! Thanks for listening!


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