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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 arrow right to access the main menu.

Step 2 of 12

Press Settings.

Step 3 of 12

Press Internet Sharing.

Step 4 of 12

Press the indicator next to "Sharing" to activate the function.

Step 5 of 12

Press setup.

Step 6 of 12

Press the below "Broadcast name".
Key in the required name.

Step 7 of 12

Press the drop down list below "Security type".

Step 8 of 12

If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
Press none (open).

Step 9 of 12

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

Step 10 of 12

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

Step 11 of 12

Press the confirm icon.

Nokia Lumia 900
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 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 "Internet Sharing"

Press arrow right to access the main menu.
Press Settings.
Press Internet Sharing.

2. Activate the Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator next to "Sharing" to activate the function.

3. Select settings

Press setup.

4. Enter the Wi-Fi hotspot name

Press the below "Broadcast name".
Key in the required name.

5. Select security settings

Press the drop down list below "Security type".
If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
Press none (open).
If you want to password protect your hotspot:
Press password required (WPA2).
Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.
Press the confirm icon.

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.
Nokia Lumia 900