Most of the gaming consoles have the capability of connecting to the internet. These consoles can also act as a hotspot and provide other devices with an internet connection.
Mobile hotspots can be good enough for gaming but the quality of your gaming experience depends on your network provider and signal strength. You should also make sure that you have unlimited data on your cell plan.
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Wi-Fi How to Connect Hotspot to PS3:
The PlayStation 3 video game console isn’t just for playing games. It can also be used to access the Internet and stream music and videos.
Almost all PS3 models have a built-in Wi-Fi capability that makes it easy to connect to the Internet over your home network. You can connect your PS3 to a wireless connection using either an Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi router.
Start by opening the Settings menu and selecting Network settings. Choose the option to set up a new connection and select wireless.
Then scan for Wi-Fi access points. A list of all the available wireless networks will be displayed. Select the one you want to use and follow the onscreen instructions.
Ensure that the wireless network is password protected. The password is usually on a label on the router or in the documentation for the device.
If you can’t find it, contact the person who set up or maintains the device for the default credentials.
Router How to Connect Hotspot to PS3:
If you have a router that supports mobile hotspot sharing, then you can use it to connect your laptop to the PS3.
The way this works is by using a USB-to-Ethernet bridge device. These are basically little devices that plug into your computer and then attach to a wireless router or network switch.
They are great for people who travel, but they do have some limitations. The first limitation is that they need to be physically plugged in, which limits their mobility. Second, they are not compatible with all mobile hotspots.
A better option is to use a Windows PC as a router. You can use a free program called Connectify Hotspot. Once you have installed this software, you can hook your laptop up to the router and then to the mobile hotspot.
Make sure that the ethernet connection is hooked up to a router port and not to WAN. This will prevent the laptop from trying to authenticate to a public Wi-Fi connection.
Using your smartphone as a mobile hotspot to connect your PS3 and other compatible devices is easy enough. The iPhone has this capability built-in and most Android smartphones can be turned into a hotspot, too.
Apple has a feature called Personal Hotspot that comes with the latest versions of iOS (the operating system that runs on the iPhone). Once you activate this, other compatible iCloud(r) or iTunes(r) devices will automatically connect to your phone’s internet via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth(r), or USB.
Turning on a mobile hotspot on an Android device is usually as simple as pulling down the quick settings panel and tapping Mobile Hotspot.
The password for the hot spot is displayed on this screen, and you can also change the name of your mobile hot spot network to something more recognizable.
Note that your hotspot can use significant amounts of data, so check with your service provider to see what kind of allowance is included with your plan.
Most smartphones come with a feature that allows you to share your mobile internet connection with other devices. You can do this via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB depending on your device.
USB is the simplest, as it involves plugging your phone into your computer and letting it take over its network connectivity. This also saves your phone battery and keeps it charging, as long as you keep it plugged in.
To connect to the hotspot on your computer, look for an icon with a three-lined triangle and a circle. Click on this, and then select the network name and password that appear. This method can quickly deplete your phone’s data plan, so be careful.
Most carriers make it easy to monitor your data usage, and some even offer limits that you can set. Some mobile devices allow you to disable wireless Wi-Fi, which is an additional layer of security against nefarious users connecting to your hotspot.