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Microsoft Lumia 640

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Setting up and using my mobile phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Want to let other mobile phones or computers establish an internet connection using your mobile phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot? It's easy, but remember you need to set up your mobile phone for internet before you can use this function.

List view

1. Find "Internet sharing"

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Tap Internet sharing.

2. Select settings for Wi-Fi Hotspot

Tap the edit icon.
Tap the field below "Broadcast name" and key in the required name for the Wi-Fi Hotspot.
If you want to password protect your Hotspot:
Tap the field below "Password (minimum 8 characters)" and key in the required password.
Tap the confirm icon.

3. Turn on Wi-Fi Hotspot

Tap the indicator next to "Sharing" to turn on the function.

4. Establish connection

Do the following on the device which is to connect to your Wi-Fi Hotspot:
Turn on Wi-Fi.
Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
Select the network name you keyed in in step 2.
Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish the connection to the Wi-Fi Hotspot.
When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.
Microsoft Lumia 640

5. Return to the home screen

Tap the home icon to return to the home screen.
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