How to Make Your Android 4.2 Phone a Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Locate the menu button. They look different depending on the phone. Some are little squares in a vertical line; others are a circle with little squares inside. Some are physical buttons on the phone, and some are part of the screen. It’s the main button that takes you to a list of applications.
- Once you push the menu button, search through the buttons until you find the “Settings” button.
- After you push the “Settings” button, click the button under the first section, “Wireless & Networks”, that says “More…”
- You should then see 4 options: “Airplane Mode”, “VPN”, “Tethering & Portable Hotspot” and “Mobile Networks”. Click “Tethering & Portable Hotspot”
- Your device is now a Wi-Fi hotspot, and all you need to do is take your 2nd device that you are trying to tether and do the following:
- a. Open up the settings.
- b. Find and select the “Wi-Fi” button.
- c. Inside the Wi-Fi menu find the network name for your phone.
- i. Note: If you cannot recognize your phone’s Wi-Fi network name, try looking at the “Tethering & Portable Hotspot” settings. The 2nd button from the top should say “Set up Wi-Fi hotspot”. Click that, and at the top it will display your phone’s network name and password.
- ii. If you cannot see the password, click “show password” and it should appear. Note that you can change the password and network name at your discretion.
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