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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 Apps.

    Step 2 of 15

    Press Settings.

    Step 3 of 15

    Press More settings.

    Step 4 of 15

    Press Tethering and portable hotspot.

    Step 5 of 15

    Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspo.

    Step 6 of 15

    Press Configure.

    Step 7 of 15

    Key in the required name for the WLAN hotspot.

    Step 8 of 15

    Press the field below "Security".

    Step 9 of 15

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

    Step 10 of 15

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

    Step 11 of 15

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

    Step 12 of 15

    Press Save.

    Step 13 of 15

    Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspo" to activate the function.

    Step 14 of 15

    When the indicator turns green, WLAN hotspot is activated.

    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 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 "Configure"

    Press Apps.
    Press Settings.
    Press More settings.
    Press Tethering and portable hotspot.
    Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspo.
    Press Configure.

    2. Enter the WLAN hotspot name

    Key in the required name for the WLAN hotspot.

    3. Select security settings

    Press the field 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.

    4. Activate the WLAN hotspot

    Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspo" to activate the function.
    When the indicator turns green, 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.

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