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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. Remember, you need to set up your mobile phone for Internet.

Step 1 of 16

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

Step 2 of 16

Press More....

Step 3 of 16

Press Tethering & portable hotspot.

Step 4 of 16

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

Step 5 of 16

Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 6 of 16

Press the field below "Network SSID" and key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 7 of 16

Press the drop down list below "Security".

Step 8 of 16

If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
Press None.

Step 9 of 16

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

Step 10 of 16

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

Step 11 of 16

Press Save.

Step 12 of 16

Press the return icon.

Step 13 of 16

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot until the function is activated.

Step 14 of 16

Press OK.

Sony Xperia Z
Step 15 of 16

Do the following on the device which will connect to your WLAN 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 16 of 16

Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find " Configure Wi-Fi hotspot"

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

2. Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the field below "Network SSID" and 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 None.
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. Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the return icon.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot until the function is activated.
Press OK.

4. 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 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.
Sony Xperia Z

5. Return to the Home screen

Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.