There are situations in which we do not have a Wi-Fi connection, either because we are away from home or outside work or because there is a network problem, or we are in a second residence, and we need to connect from a computer / laptop, a tablet or a television to watch our favorite series or movies using the internet connection of our OnePlus 5.
Fortunately if you have a SIM card with data rate on your OnePlus 5 you can share Wi-Fi and surf the internet from another device by following the steps below:
Estimated time: 10 minutes.
1- First step:
First of all check that you have 3G / 4G / 5G mobile connectivity activated on your OnePlus 5. To do this, with the OnePlus 5 unlocked, you can slide your finger from the top of the screen down, the shortcuts to device settings will be displayed. The antenna symbol must be blue, if not, press to activate it.
2- Second step:
On your OnePlus 5 go to the device settings, it is the gear wheel icon that you will find on the home screen or in the phone menu, you can access the main menu by dragging your finger from the bottom to the top of the screen.
3- Third step:
Click on “Networks & internet” or “Connections” and then click on “More”.
4- Fourth step:
Click on “Hotspot & tethering”.
5- Fifth step:
Activate the portable Wi-Fi hotspot in your OnePlus and then click on “Set up Wi-Fi hotspot”, you will be able to indicate a name for the Wi-Fi network, choose the type of security, we recommend “WPA2 PSK” and write the password that you want to put to this Wi-Fi network, you can invent any password, but we recommend that it be a password safe to prevent unauthorized third parties from using this Wi-Fi network and consuming your data or putting you in danger.
Click on “Save” and you can search and configure this portable Wi-Fi network to share the internet connection from your OnePlus 5 on another device.
The OnePlus 5 have the following network connectivity to be able to share the internet: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G connectivity: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G connectivity: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G connectivity: LTE band 1(2100)| 2(1900)| 3(1800)| 4(1700/2100)| 5(850)| 7(2600)| 8(900)| 12(700)| 17(700)| 18(800)
Network speed: HSPA LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac| Wi-Fi Direct| DLNA| hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0| A2DP| LE| aptX HD
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