Most modern smartphones allow you to share your mobile phone data connections with other devices such as your laptop or an iPad via WiFi (often called mobile hotspot). This can be very useful while travelling overseas with multiple devices such as a phone and a laptop or tablet. The benefit of tethering is that you do not need to buy separate SIMs and data plans for both your phone and tablet/laptop.
|Note: Some overseas carriers restrict the use of tethering, so look for this icon to confirm that the SIM will support tethering.|
1. Find “Personal Hotspot”
2. Turn on tethering
3. Change password for Wi-Fi Hotspot
4. Establish connection
1. Go to your phones menu and select “Settings”
2. In the “Settings” menu, select “Wireless & Networks”
3. In the “Wireless & Networks” menu, select “Tethering & portable Hotspot”
4. Tap on the check box under “Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot” to turn it on
5. Once turned on, a notification appears “Tethering or hotspot active”
6. On the device you want to use the internet connection on, in this case a laptop, turn on your Wi-Fi and check for available connections
7. You should have an available connection “AndroidAP”, double click to connect.