Nokia Lumia 820

Change device


Use your phone as Wi-Fi hotspot

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.

Just so you know...

Please select the red text to see instructional images.

Find "internet sharing"
Slide your finger left on the display.
Press Settings.
Press internet sharing.
Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot
Press the indicator next to Sharing to turn on the function.
Select settings
Press setup.
Enter name
Press the field below Broadcast name and key in the required name.
Select security settings
Press the field below Password (minimum 8 characters) and key in the required password.
Press the confirm icon.
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.
Press the Home key to return to standby mode.
Was this helpful? Yes No

Send us your comments

Your feedback means a lot to us. Please let us know how we could make our Device Guide site even better.

Enter your comments here then click the 'Send' button.

500 characters remaining Send

Email this article to your friend

* Required Information

Your name
Your friend's name
Your friend's email *
Enter your comments
Back to the topic list