Sony Xperia Z

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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.

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

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Find "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot"
Press the menu icon.
Press Settings.
Press More....
Press Tethering & portable hotspot.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot
Press the field below Network SSID and key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
Press the drop down list below Security.
Press None or WPA2 PSK.
If you select WPA2 PSK:
Press the field below Password and key in the required password.
Press Save.
The password must have a minimum length of eight characters.
Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot
Press the return icon.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot.
Press OK.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the Wi-Fi hotspot is turned on.
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 icon to return to standby mode.
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