How to Share Your Computer Network Connection with iPhone / Android / Symbian Phone / other PCs

It’s easy to use your mobile phone connection with your PC but it can be a bit technical trying to do it the other way round. You need to go to your active network connections and share your active network connection but this can be a bit technical if you don’t know much about these things. I can easily share my computer network connection with my iPhone through wireless connection without doing much settings. Connectify doesn’t do that only, it lets share your computer connection with computers around you so.

Connectify also allows you to password your internet connection so unauthorized users won’t have access to your connection. So, whether you need to share your internet connection with your Android device, iPhone, Symbian smartphone, your friends or any wireless enabled device, this software lets you do it even if you know nothing about networking.

How to use Connectify

I used Connectify to share my Windows PC network connection with my iPhone and a friend’s computer. I didn’t do much settings and you can even use this if you’re a total noob like me 😀

– First download Connectify and restart your computer

– Start Connectify and do the basic settings you’re going to need

– You must note that the password can only be between 0-9 and A-F.

– Click on Start Hotspot and search for your this network with another phone or any other computer around.

– Simply connect and input the WEP Key you set up earlier and you’re connected. Check out my phone’s screenshot below:

It’s as easy as that! Now you’re sharing your computer’s internet connection with your mobile phone. If there’s any unauthorized person connected to your network, you can easily detect and disconnect them by checking the Clients tab:

That’s my iPhone conected. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t just for sharing your computer’s network connection with your mobile phone only, you can use it to share your connection with any wireless enabled device without much knowledge in networking. Cool, huh? 😉

This post was last modified on December 19, 2016 9:38 PM

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Don Caprio: @doncaprioHusband, superdad, ubergeek, lazy writer, serious gamer, gadget collector, amateur photographer, web designer. I'm on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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  • Again,great information for free....what can i say you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I Have been battling with my phone and PC for long ....until i found this post
    Keep it up

  • Tanks 4postin dis.
    Can i share my Glo. MTN, AIRTel modem internet conectn wit other PCs or mobile device using ur steps or procedure? Waitin 4ur response, bles u

  • I love using connectify me, i use it to connect my laptop to my school hotspot. it's easy because i dont have to configure anything at the ICT center. once the faculty laptop is on, then i have premium access. Thanks for sharing this tips. I use the Trial version though.

  • Don thanks for the info. I have been using Conectify for over 2 months now, and it has been great. i use it to share connection between my pc and my BB storm2. One thing you must know about connectify is that you can share it with not more than 5 devices at a time. its just like the MTN MiFi. Also you can only share a LAN connection with the free version. If you your connection is not LAN, am afraid you have to get the Pro version. You can look for a cracked version on the net.

    • You're right about that. I'm using the Pro version and not aware of the limitations. Thanks for making that clear, Emeka.

  • its easy share the connection with mobile iPhone and android phone,and thanks for information.

  • Hi! I've been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the good work!

  • thanks don,but d problem is that it tells me that my data card is only supported on d PRO version.pls if u have any tips pass it on.

    • I didn't face that problem because I'm actually using the pro version as show in the screenshot. I was able to share my data card connection with my phone and other devices around.