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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, first you need to set up your mobile phone for Internet.

Step 1 of 12

Press the menu icon.

Step 2 of 12

Press Settings.

Step 3 of 12

Press Wireless & networks.

Step 4 of 12

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

Step 5 of 12

Press OK.
Key in the required name.

Step 6 of 12

Press the drop down list below "Security".

Step 7 of 12

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

Step 8 of 12

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

Step 9 of 12

Press the field below "Password (8-63 ASCII characters)" and key in the required password.

Step 10 of 12

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

Step 11 of 12

When the box next to the menu item is marked, Wi-Fi hotspot is activated.

HTC Sensation
Step 12 of 12

Do the following on the device which will connect to your Wi-Fi 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 establish a connection to your mobile phone.
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 Wi-Fi hotspot name

Press OK.
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 (8-63 ASCII characters)" and key in the required password.

4. Activate the Wi-Fi hotspot

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

5. 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 your mobile phone on the list.
Key in the password you selected in step 3 and establish a connection to your mobile phone.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
HTC Sensation