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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 15

    Press the menu icon.

    Step 2 of 15

    Press Settings.

    Step 3 of 15

    Press Wireless & networks.

    Step 4 of 15

    Press Tethering.

    Step 5 of 15

    Press Port. Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

    Step 6 of 15

    Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

    Step 7 of 15

    Press the field below "Network SSID".
    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 Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to activate Wi-Fi hotspot.

    Step 14 of 15

    When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), Wi-Fi hotspot is activated.

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

    1. Find "Port. Wi-Fi hotspot settings"

    Press the menu icon.
    Press Settings.
    Press Wireless & networks.
    Press Tethering.
    Press Port. Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

    2. Edit settings

    Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

    3. Enter the Wi-Fi hotspot name

    Press the field below "Network SSID".
    Key in the required name.

    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 Wi-Fi hotspot

    Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to activate Wi-Fi hotspot.
    When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), Wi-Fi hotspot is activated.

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