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Samsung Galaxy S III

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.

Step 1 of 15

Press Apps.

Step 2 of 15

Press Settings.

Step 3 of 15

Press More settings.

Step 4 of 15

Press Tethering and portable hotspot.

Step 5 of 15

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspo.

Step 6 of 15

Press Configure.

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Step 7 of 15

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

Step 8 of 15

Press the field 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 the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspo" to activate the function.

Step 14 of 15

When the indicator turns green, Wi-Fi hotspot is activated.

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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 3 and establish a connection to your mobile phone.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

1. Find "Configure"

Press Apps.
Press Settings.
Press More settings.
Press Tethering and portable hotspot.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspo.
Press Configure.

2. Enter the Wi-Fi hotspot name

Key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
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3. Select security settings

Press the field 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.

4. Activate the Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspo" to activate the function.
When the indicator turns green, Wi-Fi hotspot is activated.

5. 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 3 and establish a connection to your mobile phone.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
Samsung Galaxy S III