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How to set up and use your mobile phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot

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

Step 1 of 14

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.

Step 2 of 14

Press More.

Step 3 of 14

Press Mobile network sharing.

Step 4 of 14

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

Step 5 of 14

Press OK to start the setup.

Step 6 of 14

Press the field below "ROUTER NAME (SSID)" and key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 7 of 14

Press the field below "SECURITY".

Step 8 of 14

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

Step 9 of 14

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

Step 10 of 14

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

Step 11 of 14

Press Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot until the function is activated.

Step 12 of 14

Press OK.

HTC One
Step 13 of 14

Do the following on the device which will connect to your Wi-Fi hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select the network name you keyed in in step 2.
Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

Step 14 of 14

Press the Home key the necessary number of times to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find " Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings"

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.
Press More.
Press Mobile network sharing.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

2. Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

Press OK to start the setup.
Press the field below "ROUTER NAME (SSID)" and key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
Press the field below "SECURITY".
If you don't want to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot:
Press None.
If you want to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot:
Press WPA2 (AES).
Press the field below "PASSWORD" and key in the required password.

3. Activate Wi-Fi hotspot

Press Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot until the function is activated.
Press OK.

4. Establish a connection

Do the following on the device which will connect to your Wi-Fi hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select the network name you keyed in in step 2.
Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
HTC One

5. Return to the Home screen

Press the Home key the necessary number of times to end the session and return to the Home screen.