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How to set up and use your mobile phone as a WLAN hotspot

When you use your mobile phone as a WLAN hotspot, you can share your mobile phone's Internet connection with other devices via WLAN. First you need to set up your mobile phone for Internet.

Step 1 of 13

Press the menu icon.

Step 2 of 13

Press Settings.

Step 3 of 13

Press Wireless & networks.

Step 4 of 13

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

Step 5 of 13

Press OK.

Step 6 of 13

Press the field below "Router name (SSID)".
Key in the required name.

Step 7 of 13

Press the drop down list below "Security".

Step 8 of 13

If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
Press None.

Step 9 of 13

If you want to password protect your hotspot:
Press WPA2 (AES).

Step 10 of 13

Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.

Step 11 of 13

Press the box next to "Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot" to activate WLAN hotspot.

Step 12 of 13

When the box next to the menu item is marked, WLAN hotspot is activated.

HTC Desire S
Step 13 of 13

Do the following on the device which will connect to your WLAN hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select your mobile phone on the list.
Key in the password you selected in step 3, and a connection to your mobile phone is established.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

1. Find "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings"

Press the menu icon.
Press Settings.
Press Wireless & networks.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

2. Enter the WLAN hotspot name

Press OK.
Press the field below "Router name (SSID)".
Key in the required name.

3. Select security settings

Press the drop down list below "Security".
If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
Press None.
If you want to password protect your hotspot:
Press WPA2 (AES).
Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.

4. Activate the WLAN hotspot

Press the box next to "Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot" to activate WLAN hotspot.
When the box next to the menu item is marked, WLAN hotspot is activated.

5. Establish a connection

Do the following on the device which will connect to your WLAN hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select your mobile phone on the list.
Key in the password you selected in step 3, and a connection to your mobile phone is established.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
HTC Desire S