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Tether Your Kindle Fire To Your Android Phone For Internet Access On The Go

Since the release of Android 2.2 (Eclair) the Android OS has had the ability to turn your phone into a hotspot. Because different manufacturers style the OS differently so exact instructions might be a little different for you (for the record I wrote these instructions using a Nexus One with CyanogenMod 7.1). 

Always check with your carrier as different companies handle data limits and charges for tethering differently.

  1. Go into your Settings
  2. Choose Wireless & Networks
  3. Choose Tethering & Portable Hotspot
  4. Choose Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings
  5. Choose Configure Wi-Fi Hotspot
  6. Name your hotspot, choose WPA2 PSK as your security and enter a password, then Save
  7. Tap the box next to Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
  8. Turn on you Kindle Fire and go to the Wi-Fi settings.
  9. Select your hotspot by it’s name and enter your password.
  10. You’re connected!
Of course running a hotspot drains your battery pretty quickly. You can keep your phone charged by plugging it into a USB port (if you are getting a car cigarette/power to USB adapter make sure to get one that says it has 2.1 Amp output),  getting an extra battery or an external battery.

Tether Your Kindle Fire To Your Android Phone For Internet Access On The Go is a post by from tukfb.comThe Unofficial Kindle Fire Blog