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LG Optimus One (P500)

Back to Connectivity & synchronisation

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.

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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 Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 6 of 15

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), Wi-Fi 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".

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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.

LG Optimus One (P500)
Step 15 of 15

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 5 and establish a connection to your mobile phone.
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 Wi-Fi hotspot

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to activate Wi-Fi hotspot.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi 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 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 5 and establish a connection to your mobile phone.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
LG Optimus One (P500)