Turn Smartphones Into Dedicated Mobile Hotspots Using 42Gears MDM Technology

Apr 03, 2020 | 42Gears Team


If you need to provide a Wi-Fi connection via hotspot, but don’t have access to dedicated devices (such as Mi-Fi devices), 42Gears can help you find a workaround, bringing critical resources to those who need them. Here’s how, and why it’s so important. 

Hotspot devices serve as mobile Wi-Fi hubs. Hotspots can access data from anywhere, and other devices can connect to the hotspot via Wi-Fi. This means that devices (such as laptops) that could not normally access the Internet in remote locations can now do so, via the hotspot. Many manufacturers sell dedicated hotspot devices that occupy no more space than a wallet. Due to the form factor, it is easy to bring hotspots anywhere, letting hotspot owners access the Internet from any device no matter where they are. 

Due to the form factor, it is easy to bring hotspots anywhere, letting hotspot owners access the Internet from any device no matter where they are.

Hotspot devices make it easy to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in a huge spike in demand for hotspot devices and unfortunately, this means that for many organizations, hotspots are no longer available. 

If your organization finds itself with a need for hotspots and no way to provide them, look no further. 42Gears helps customers and partners overcome the shortage of hotspot devices by transforming regular smartphones into dedicated hotspot-only devices. 

42Gears helps customers and partners overcome the shortage of hotspot devices by transforming regular smartphones into dedicated hotspot-only devices.

42Gears’ unified endpoint management solution, SureMDM, can let you turn any mobile device into a Wi-Fi hotspot, and lock the device down so it serves as a hotspot and nothing else. Licenses of SureMDM come packaged with SureLock, which locks down devices to a single application (or more, depending on the administrator’s preference). With SureLock in place, hotspot users can open the Hotspot Manager to create a hotspot, but cannot open any apps that the administrator has not approved in advance. This prevents any kind of device tampering and minimizes the risk of malfunctions. 

Setting up and managing all of these hotspots is quick and easy. SureMDM provides a central web console to push SureLock to dozens or hundreds of phones at once, turning them into dedicated mobile hotspots. 

SureMDM provides a central web console to push SureLock to dozens or hundreds of phones at once, turning them into dedicated mobile hotspots.

As experts in the field of mobile device management, 42Gears is prepared to help your organization provide employees with high-quality mobile hotspots, even when traditional hotspot devices are unavailable. We have an extensive team of solution experts, who can guide you through every step of implementing SureMDM and SureLock

If you want to convert regular off-the-shelf inexpensive smartphones into mobile hotspot devices, email us at sales@42gears.com, or call us at 424-284-2574. We are here to help.

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