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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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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 14

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.

Step 2 of 14

Press the Connections tab.

Step 3 of 14

Press Tethering and portable hotspot.

Step 4 of 14

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 5 of 14

Press Configure.

Step 6 of 14

Key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
Press the drop down list below "Security".

Step 7 of 14

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

Step 8 of 14

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

Step 9 of 14

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

Step 10 of 14

Press Save.

Step 11 of 14

Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" until the function is activated.

Step 12 of 14

If WLAN is activated:
Press OK to confirm.

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Step 13 of 14

Do the following on the device which will connect to your Wi-Fi hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select the network name you keyed in in step 2.
Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

Step 14 of 14

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

1. Find " Configure"

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.
Press the Connections tab.
Press Tethering and portable hotspot.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
Press Configure.

2. Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
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.

3. Activate Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" until the function is activated.
If WLAN is activated:
Press OK to confirm.

4. 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 the network name you keyed in in step 2.
Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
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5. Return to the Home screen

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