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Operation Cell Phones Last Updated 02/26/2018

With portable hotspot you can share your phone's data connection with any compatible Wi-Fi capable device. The hotspot feature is dependent on your carrier, please contact your carrier for compatibility.

Warning! There are security risks associated with creating a Wi-Fi network open to the public. It is highly recommended that you take steps to protect your Wi-Fi network from unauthorized access.

Set up Wi-Fi hotspot
Connect using Wi-Fi hotspot

Set up Wi-Fi hotspot

1. From the Home Screen, tap Apps > Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.

2. Tap Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.

From this screen you can set
  • Network SSID - Enter a name for your phones hotspot to identify it. By default the SSID will be AndroidAP.
  • Security - Select the type of security to use for your hotspot. By default WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) will be selected, it is recommended to use this setting as it is more secure than WEP (Wi-Fi Protected Access). If you choose to use WEP or Open (no security) your connection will be more vulnerable to hacking.
  • Password - If security is being used, choose an easy to remember password at least 8 characters long. This password will be need to be entered on any connecting device. Checkmark Show password if you are having trouble and need to view what characters you are entering.
3. Tap Save, any changes made will need to be updated on previously connected devices.

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Connect using Wi-Fi hotspot

1. From the Home Screen, tap Apps > Settings > More.

2. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.

3. Checkmark Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to enable.

Note: After Portable Wi-Fi hotspot has been enabled a Hotspot icon will display in your notification list . Tap on the icon to quickly return to Tethering & portable hotspot settings.

4. On the connecting device, search for your phone's Wi-Fi hotspot network SSID (the default name will be AndroidAP).

5. If security is enabled, you will be promoted to enter your password.

You should now be connected and sharing your phones data connection.

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