Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Oct 29, 2015
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In-flight wifi is becoming more common with just about every airline these days and it can be especially useful on long haul flights.
It’s not the fastest connection you’ll ever use because everyone on the flight is sharing the same connection, but it’s better than nothing.
If you’re like me, you often have multiple devices you’d like to connect, but aren’t willing to pay the extra.
In those cases, don’t forget your laptop can become a wifi hotspot allowing you to share your connection with other devices.
Both Mac and Windows users can setup Internet sharing options which will allow your smartphone or tablet connect via the same connection.
It’s also helpful when a hotel charges by the device for Internet access.
I’ve posted links with instructions for both Mac and Windows users at DataDoctors.com/radio
If you’re a Windows user and find the steps for setting up a hotspot to be a bit overwhelming, checkout an app called Connectify Hotspot which makes it much easier.
Mac - http://imore.com/how-turn-your-macs-internet-connection-wifi-hotspot-internet-sharing
Windows 7 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/set-internet-connection-sharing#1TC=windows-7
Windows 8/10 - http://howtogeek.com/112050/how-to-turn-your-windows-8-laptop-into-a-wireless-access-point
Connectify Hotspot - http://www.connectify.me/hotspot