How to Access Your Phone Via Computer
Connecting Android to your computer via Wi-Fi is easy, and there are even a few different options for how to do this. Thus, the user can get not only access to files, but also fully remotely control the gadget. Earlier we talked about how to connect and remotely control a PC via Android via Bluetooth.
How to connect Android to PC via Wi-Fi
To make this possible, we will need to install special applications on both a computer and a smartphone (or tablet). But there is no problem. You can easily find any program you need on GooglePlay.
So, let’s look at how to connect an Android gadget to a computer through the air. Here, first you need to decide what exactly you want to connect to. The fact is that specific applications use specific applications. For example, to access files, you can use the FTP server program, which must be installed on your smartphone.
After starting, the application will assign the IP address to the phone. It will need to be registered in the browser or file explorer on the computer. After that, you will get access to the files of the smartphone from the computer.
Here is a list of the most common applications that open access to Android from a PC via Wi-Fi:
It is worth noting that the FTP server allows you to work exclusively with internal memory files and flash drives. If you need access to messages, phone book and other applications of your phone, then MyPhoneExplorer will help you. This is a handy utility that allows full access. At the same time, you can freely delete contacts, send messages, and so on.
For this program to work, you will need to install it on both your smartphone and computer. After starting, select the connection method:
Next, the system is synchronized. In the utility settings on the phone, you can specify the PIN code that will be required for synchronization. To do this, click the “Settings” button and select “Wi-Fi-PIN”.
Now it remains only to enter the specified PIN-code and the name of the connected smartphone. over, the name can be any at your discretion. It is introduced for convenience, so that you can later see which device you are working with.
Now you know how to access your Android phone from your computer using Wi-Fi.
Sometimes this is not limited to. To access the Internet on a smartphone, a Wi-Fi connection is most often used. But what if you do not have a wireless router, but a laptop is connected to the Internet through a cable? In this case, you can distribute Wi-Fi from the laptop.
In this case, all connected devices will have access to the global network. So, let’s take a closer look at how to do this.
Connecting Android to a computer via Wi-Fi
You can distribute the network both from a laptop and from a stationary PC. But, if laptops are almost always equipped with wireless adapters, then with a stationary PC, everything is somewhat more complicated. Before proceeding with the next steps, make sure that the latter is equipped with a Wi-Fi module.
We have two options for connecting the Internet from a computer to a mobile phone with Android OS via Wi-Fi:
- Use the built-in Windows utilities.
- Install a special utility from a third-party developer.
The first option does not require you to search and install additional programs. It involves setting up a PC using the command line. In fact, you only have to execute two commands. Let’s take a closer look at this process.
Networking through the command line
First, run the service we need. This is done like this: press the [Start] [R] key combination. In the window that appears, write CMD and press [Enter]. So we launched the command line. Now it remains to register two commands:
- netshwlansethostednetworkmode = allowssid = “My_virtual_WiFi” key = “12345678” keyUsage = persistent. this command will install the appropriate driver and create a virtual Wi-Fi adapter. In addition, she will create a virtual wireless network. Here SSID is the name of the distribution, KEY is the password that will be required to connect.
- Now you need to start the created distribution. To do this, write the following command. netshwlanstarthostednetwork.
- To stop the distribution, write netshwlanstophostednetwork.
So, now you are distributing Wi-Fi, but users still cannot connect to you and do not have Internet access. To fix this, we need to set up sharing. To do this, click on the network icon in the system tray with the right mouse button. Select “Network and Sharing Center.” Go to the “Change advanced sharing settings” section. Here you need to enable detection and sharing at all points, as well as disable password protection. We save the settings and return to the control center. Open the “Change adapter settings” item. Here you will see all available computer connections. Our virtual distribution will be called “Wireless Connection 2”. We need to choose the connection through which the computer goes online. Right-click on it and select “Properties”. Go to the “Access” tab. Next, check the box “Allow other users to use the Internet connection of this computer.” Below in the line “Connecting a home network” select our virtual network. Click OK. This completes the setup procedure. Now all connected subscribers will have Internet access.
Through third-party programs
There is another way, how to connect the Internet from a laptop to a mobile phone with Android OS via wireless Wi-Fi. It implies the use of third-party programs, for example, Virtual Router Plus. This program allows you to distribute the Internet via Wi-Fi.
In this case, the setup boils down to three points:
- Create and enter a network name.
- Set security password.
- Indicate the Internet connection that provides Internet access.
As you can see, everything is extremely simple. The first option is better because you do not need to install any utilities. At the same time, the connection works more stable and secure.
The second option is easier to configure and use, but sometimes certain problems and crashes may occur. Which option to choose is up to you.