Sony Xperia Neo V is an Android Smartphone with a lustrous design and sporty look. It has 3.7 inch display with a screen resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It runs on Gingerbread
2.3.4 Android operating system and can be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. This smartphone has dual cameras that is a 5 MP camera with LED Flash at the rear and a VGA camera in
The smartphone has all the basic connectivity options like EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and USB v2.0 connectivity. It also has A-GPS support and the supported audio, video formats include MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/MP4/H.264/WMV. Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V is powered by a standard Li-Po 1500 mAh battery.
Among all the features of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V smartphone, we will be checking out on how to use this smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot that is to use it as wireless portable router so as to provide internet access to Wi-Fi enabled devices. Android OS by Google brings new features of Wi-Fi tethering to all the handsets running on Android 2.2 Froyo and higher version.
Some carrier locked mobile phones charge data charges whenever any user access your network. But if
you have a Wi-Fi network then Wi-Fi hotspot can be a very good option. 3G users would be charged as per the entire data usage by your network in total.
Steps to Tether Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V as Wi-Fi Hotspot:
Tethering Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V smartphone to create it as the router is quiet simple. Just follow the procedure mentioned below carefully.
Step-1: Navigate to Menu > Settings and among the various options choose the option of “Wireless & networks”. Here you can manage the wireless networks like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other settings.
Step-2: Now look for and click on the option of “Tethering & portable hotspot” to share your smartphones mobile data connections as a portable hotspot. Tap on the option of Ok for the confirmation.
Step-3: Next you will be provided with the option of “USB tethering” and “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot” tethering so tap on the option of “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot”.
Step-4: Now tap on the option of “Port. Wi-Fi hotspot settings” for Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
Step-5: Next tap on the option of “Configure Wi-Fi hotspot” and you will be prompted to provide the Network SSID that is the name of the network. You will receive your confirmation as shown in the image below.
Step-6: Your Wi-Fi hotspot is now On for the usage but in order to secure your Wi-Fi hotspot click on “Port. Wi-Fi hotspot settings”. Here you will get the option of “Configure Wi-Fi hotspot” that will ask you for security options such as WPA2 PSK where you are required to provide a password. This password is required for users to access your network.
This is it. You are done tethering your Xperia Neo V smartphone. There are certain limitations of Wi-Fi Hotspot in Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V smartphone that users should be aware of. First is that Wi-Fi hotspot on Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V consumes more battery and is the highest power draining component. Whenever the Wi-Fi hotspot is powered on, you have to make sure that you have a USB cable nearby to charge it up. Further Wi-Fi router, has limited area of reception that is less than the normal wireless router.
Thus Xperia Neo V users can tether their smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot and enjoy browsing, sharing resources with multiple devices at a stretch.