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Nokia Lumia 1020

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

Step 1 of 9

Slide your finger left on the display to open the main menu.
Press Settings.

Step 2 of 9

Press internet sharing.

Step 3 of 9

Press the indicator next to "Sharing" until the function is activated.

Step 4 of 9

Press setup.

Step 5 of 9

Press the field below "Broadcast name" and key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 6 of 9

If you want to password protect your hotspot:
Press the field below "Password (minimum 8 characters)" and key in the required password.

Step 7 of 9

Press the confirm icon.

Nokia Lumia 1020
Step 8 of 9

Do the following on the device which will connect to your Personal Hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select the network name you keyed in in step 3.
Key in the password you selected in step 3 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

Step 9 of 9

Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find "internet sharing"

Slide your finger left on the display to open the main menu.
Press Settings.
Press internet sharing.

2. Activate Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator next to "Sharing" until the function is activated.

3. Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

Press setup.
Press the field below "Broadcast name" and key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
If you want to password protect your hotspot:
Press the field below "Password (minimum 8 characters)" and key in the required password.
Press the confirm icon.

4. Establish a connection

Do the following on the device which will connect to your Personal Hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select the network name you keyed in in step 3.
Key in the password you selected in step 3 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
Nokia Lumia 1020

5. Return to the Home screen

Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.