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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 10

Press the menu icon.

Step 2 of 10

Press Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Step 3 of 10

Press OK.
Key in the required name for the WLAN hotspot.

Step 4 of 10

Press the field below "Security".

Step 5 of 10

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

Step 6 of 10

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

Step 7 of 10

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

Step 8 of 10

Press the field next to "Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot" to activate the function.

Step 9 of 10

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), WLAN hotspot is activated.

HTC One X
Step 10 of 10

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 "Wi-Fi Hotspot"

Press the menu icon.
Press Wi-Fi Hotspot.

2. Enter the WLAN hotspot name

Press OK.
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 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 WLAN hotspot

Press the field next to "Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot" to activate the function.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), 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 One X