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    LG Optimus One (P500)

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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 15

    Press the menu icon.

    Step 2 of 15

    Press Settings.

    Step 3 of 15

    Press Wireless & networks.

    Step 4 of 15

    Press Tethering & portable hotspot.

    Step 5 of 15

    Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to activate WLAN hotspot.

    Step 6 of 15

    When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), WLAN hotspot is activated.
    If it's the first time you activate hotspot:
    Follow the instructions on the display to create a password.

    Step 7 of 15

    Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

    Step 8 of 15

    Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

    Step 9 of 15

    Press the field below "Network SSID".
    Key in the required name.

    Step 10 of 15

    Press the drop down list below "Security".

    Step 11 of 15

    If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
    Press Open.

    Step 12 of 15

    If you want to password protect your hotspot:
    Press WPA2 PSK.

    Step 13 of 15

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

    Step 14 of 15

    Press Save.

    Step 15 of 15

    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 5, 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 "Tethering & portable hotspot"

    Press the menu icon.
    Press Settings.
    Press Wireless & networks.
    Press Tethering & portable hotspot.

    2. Activate the WLAN hotspot

    Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to activate WLAN hotspot.
    When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), WLAN hotspot is activated.
    If it's the first time you activate hotspot:
    Follow the instructions on the display to create a password.

    3. Edit settings

    Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
    Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

    4. Enter the WLAN hotspot name

    Press the field below "Network SSID".
    Key in the required name.

    5. Select security settings

    Press the drop down list below "Security".
    If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
    Press Open.
    If you want to password protect your hotspot:
    Press WPA2 PSK.
    Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.
    Press Save.

    6. 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 5, and a connection to your mobile phone is established.
    When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

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