Xiaomi Redmi Note 12
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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 12.
Fortunately if you have a SIM card with data rate on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 you can share Wi-Fi and surf the internet from another device by following the steps below:
If, on the other hand, what you need is to see or share the password of a Wi-Fi network to which you are connected with your Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 to connect another device without having to type the password or look for it on the router, see the share Wi-Fi key tutorial.
Table of Contents:
Estimated time: 10 minutes.
1- First step:
First of all check that you have 3G / 4G / 5G mobile connectivity activated on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 12. To do this, with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 unlocked, you can slide your finger from the top of the screen downwards, the shortcuts to device settings will be displayed.
2- Second step:
The icon for the internet connection via 3G/4G/5G data connection must be activated and appear in blue or green, if it is not activated, click to activate it.
If you can't find the icon shown in the image, swipe down again to display all the quick setting icons.
If you don't see the data connection icon on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 12, check out the following tutorial: Edit the shortcuts panel on Android.
3- Third step:
On your Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 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.
4- Fourth step:
Click on “Networks & internet” or “Connections” and then click on “More”.
5- Fifth step:
Click on “Hotspot & tethering”.
6- Sixth step:
Once inside the "Hotspot & tethering" section of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12, click on the "Wi-Fi hotspot" section to configure the shared connection by creating a Wi-Fi network to which other devices can connect.
7- Seventh step:
Press the button shown in the following image to activate the Wi-Fi access point on your Xiaomi, if it already appears activated you can go to the next point.
8- Eighth step:
The name of the Wi-Fi network created using the data connection of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 will appear under the "Hotspot name" section, this is the Wi-Fi network that you must search for and use on the other device from which you want to connect. If you want to change the name of the network you can do it by clicking and editing the name.
9- Ninth step:
The password of the Wi-Fi network or access point created from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 can be found in the "Hotspot password" section.
Click on the dots or asterisks to check the password and modify it if you want to change it to a simpler or more complex one.
10- Tenth step
Check or change the password and click on "OK" to continue.
11- Step eleven
If you want to change the security settings of the Wi-Fi access point, click on the "Security" section.
12- Step twelve
Select the type of connection security from the options available on your Xiaomi, "WPA3-Personal" is the most recent security protocol but you must adjust it depending on whether the device you want to connect via Wi-Fi accepts such a recent protocol or an older one.
13- Step thirteen
If you want to change the access point band of the access point created with your Xiaomi, click on “AP Band”.
14- Step fourteen
You can choose between the 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz band, it is possible that your device shows other options, this will depend on the software version or the region of your Xiaomi Redmi Note 12.
The 5 Ghz band is usually less saturated and offers a better connection for short distances and the 2.4 Ghz band, despite being more saturated, since other Wi-Fi networks are usually configured in this band, it is better to connect long distance.
Click on “Save” and you can search and configure this portable Wi-Fi network to share the internet connection from your Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 on another device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 have the following network connectivity to be able to share the internet: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G connectivity: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G connectivity: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G connectivity: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
Network speed: HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE
Instead of sharing the connection by creating a Wi-Fi connection, you can also use your Xiaomi Redmi Note 12's connection to connect a laptop or other device to the Internet via a USB cable.
Connecting via USB has its advantages, such as the fact that you won't need to create a password or enter it, which saves time.
It is also a more secure method, as you prevent someone from guessing the password to the Wi-Fi network and using your connection without your consent.
Connecting via USB also provides higher speed and avoids possible connection losses. In places with many Wi-Fi networks, they can interfere with each other by using the same frequency.
Finally, this method saves battery power, as the USB connection not only consumes less power, but also allows you to charge your Redmi Note 12 while using it as a modem.
1- First step:
The first thing you will need is a USB cable that allows data connection, use the cable that comes with your Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 from the factory, if you do not have it available try another cable but keep in mind that there are cables that only serve to charge the battery and do not transmit data.
Connect the cable to the Redmi Note 12 and to the computer, laptop or device to which you want to share the connection.
2- Second step:
Follow the steps of this tutorial up to step 6, if you have connected the cable and this cable allows data transmission, the "USB tethering" option will be enabled.
Press the button to the right of "USB tethering" to activate the shared connection via USB cable and you will be able to start using the internet connection on the other device.