Use Your Phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

You can share your phone’s data connection with several devices at once, by turning your phone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. The feature needs data connection on a mobile network and may result in data charges.

Note: When the portable Wi-Fi hotspot feature is enabled, you cannot access the Internet with any application on your phone via its Wi-Fi connection. You still remain connected to the Internet via your mobile data network.

  1. Touch home > apps > Settings > Portable hotspot.
  1. Touch CONFIGURE and enter the hotspot settings.
  1. Touch Save to save your settings.
  2. Slide the Portable hotspot switch box to the ON position to turn on the hotspot.

Note: You can touch menu key > Manage Users to manage your mobile Wi-Fi hotspot users, or touch menu key > Advanced to set advanced hotspot options.

To connect a device to your mobile Wi-Fi hotspot:

  1. Enable Wi-Fi on your device (for example, a laptop computer).
  1. Select the Network SSID for your mobile hotspot and enter the password if prompted.

    – or –

    If your device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup, touch the WPS icon on the device, and then touch WPS BUTTON in Wi-Fi hotspot screen on your phone.
  1. When “Connected” appears on your device, launch your Web browser to confirm you have an Internet connection.