Android TV boxes have become very popular as low-cost media boxes that can stream videos from online sources and play games.
This can be a real benefit for anyone looking to help cover weak or bad WiFi locations in a home.
Most Android TV boxes will need to first be connected to the internet with an Ethernet cable.
All units will vary in hardware specifications such as the built-in WiFi card and 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies.
After an Ethernet cable is plugged in a Hotspot can be set up in a few steps.
Android TV box menu system can differ between units but the basic settings below should be universal.
How To Turn an Android TV Box Into a WiFi Hotspot
- Plug in an Ethernet Cable
- Go to Settings
- Click Network
- Turn On Portable WiFi Hotspot
- Click Set Up WiFi Hotspot
- Set up the Broadcast Name and Password and click save
Setting up an Android TV box as a wireless Hotspot is easy to do and can come in handy in many scenarios.
Most units will need an Ethernet cable run for an internet connection.
Some top-end unit may be able to both send and receive a WiFi signal depending on the chip built into the box.
If the box is dual-band the frequency used can also be set up for 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz.
This again depends on the box with some units working better compare to others.