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Use your phone as Wi-Fi hotspot - Sony Xperia ray

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You can use your phone to create an internet connection from a laptop or desktop. Follow these instructions to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
You need to set up your phone for internet to use this function. Click here for information on how to set up your phone for internet.

Please note that Wi-Fi is turned off when you use your phone as Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 1 of 16

Find "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings"

Press the menu icon.

Step 2 of 16

Find "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings"

Press Settings.

Step 3 of 16

Find "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings"

Press Wireless & networks.

Step 4 of 16

Find "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings"

Press Tethering & portable hotspot.

Step 5 of 16

Find "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings"

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

Step 6 of 16

Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

If required, press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Step 7 of 16

Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

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

The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Step 8 of 16

Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the drop down list below Security.

The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Step 9 of 16

Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

Press Open or WPA2 PSK.

The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Step 10 of 16

Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

If you select WPA2 PSK:

The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Step 11 of 16

Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

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

The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Step 12 of 16

Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

Press Save.

The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Step 13 of 16

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 14 of 16

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

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

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Step 15 of 16

Establish connection

Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.
Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
Select your phone on the list.
Follow the instructions on the display to establish a connection to your phone.
When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.

Step 16 of 16

Exit

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

1. Find "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings"

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

2. Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

If required, press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Press the field below Network SSID and key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Press the drop down list below Security.
The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Press Open or WPA2 PSK.
The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
If you select WPA2 PSK:
The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Press the field below Password and key in the required password.
The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Press Save.
The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.

3. Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

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

4. Establish connection

Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.
Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
Select your phone on the list.
Follow the instructions on the display to establish a connection to your phone.
When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.
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5. Exit

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.