The broadband internet market is growing significantly every day, due to the fact that a lot of people are starting to see how important fast access to the internet is. However, this also means a lot more problems for internet users – it resulted in a lot of competition within ISPs and as a result only the ISPs with a big marketing budget survive, and when these ISPs grow too big they start charging there users exorbitantly while at the same time putting less effort into improving their network for computer users. The great thing about this, though, is that the mobile broadband market is growing every day, especially in developed countries, and a lot of ISPs even give their mobile internet users unlimited internet access. This presents great opportunities for internet users who are "smart", and in this article I will be sharing some of the top ways to connect your computer to the internet by piggybacking on your mobile internet access.
Mobile Wireless Sharing
With the kind of development going on in the mobile space today we keep on experiencing a lot of new mobile developments. The rate at which cool smartphones are released is stunning, and the number of these smartphones that goes into circulation every day is great. In fact, there is every probability you already own a smartphone if you are reading this, and the great thing is that you can use the smartphone to your advantage when trying to connect your computer to the internet.
Most smartphones provide you with the ability to share your internet connection with other devices wirelessly, and if you have a laptop computer or any other device with support for Wi-Fi you can easily share your internet with it.
Sharing your mobile internet connection wirelessly isn’t that specific, though, and there is no one guide for doing that – you can refer to the manual that came with your smartphone or to the website of your manufacturer for more info on how to do this.
Mobile Phone Tethering
Another way you can connect your computer to the internet using your mobile broadband internet connection is by using your mobile phone. All you need to do is install the default software that came with your mobile phone (also known as PC suite) – once the software is installed you can then connect your mobile phone to your computer via USB or Bluetooth.
With this technique, you might need to do a little research in order to get important details from your ISP such as, their APN (access point name), their username and password and their dial-up number. These settings is entirely different for every ISP, but one way I have found the right settings for every ISP I have used is by using Google to research my ISP details.
Using a Mobile Broadband Modem
The final option is to use a mobile broadband modem. This option isn’t that difficult at all – you only need to buy a 3G or 3.5G broadband modem (depending on your ISP), and then insert your SIM card into your modem. You should then install the modem in your computer, configure it with your ISP details (you can get this by following the process in step 2 above) and then connect and start enjoying access to the internet.