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Samsung Galaxy mini

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How to set up and use your mobile phone as a WLAN hotspot

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

Step 1 of 15

Press the menu icon.

Step 2 of 15

Press Settings.

Step 3 of 15

Press Wireless and networks.

Step 4 of 15

Press Tethering and portable hots.

Step 5 of 15

Press Mobile AP settings.

Step 6 of 15

Press Configure mobile AP.

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Step 7 of 15

Key in the required name.

Step 8 of 15

Press the drop down list below "Security".

Step 9 of 15

If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
Press Open.

Step 10 of 15

If you want to password protect your hotspot:
Press WPA2 PSK.

Step 11 of 15

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

Step 12 of 15

Press Save.

Step 13 of 15

Press Mobile AP to activate WLAN hotspot.

Step 14 of 15

When the box next to the menu item is marked, WLAN hotspot is activated.

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Step 15 of 15

Do the following on the device which will connect to your WLAN hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select your mobile phone on the list.
Key in the password you selected in step 4, and a connection to your mobile phone is established.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

1. Find "Mobile AP settings"

Press the menu icon.
Press Settings.
Press Wireless and networks.
Press Tethering and portable hots.
Press Mobile AP settings.

2. Edit settings

Press Configure mobile AP.

3. Enter the WLAN hotspot name

Key in the required name.
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4. 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.

5. Activate the WLAN hotspot

Press Mobile AP to activate WLAN hotspot.
When the box next to the menu item is marked, WLAN hotspot is activated.

6. Establish a connection

Do the following on the device which will connect to your WLAN hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select your mobile phone on the list.
Key in the password you selected in step 4, and a connection to your mobile phone is established.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
Samsung Galaxy mini