Using Tethering

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.


iPhone Configuration Instructions

1. Find “Personal Hotspot”

  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Personal Hotspot.

2. Turn on tethering

  • Tap the indicator next to Personal Hotspot to turn on tethering.
  • If this is the first time you use the function:
  • Tap Wi-Fi and USB Only.

3. Change password for Wi-Fi Hotspot

  • Tap Wi-Fi Password.
  • Key in the required access code and tap Done.

4. Establish connection

  • Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.
  • Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
  • Select your mobile phone on the list.
  • Key in your password for the Wi-Fi Hotspot and establish a connection to your mobile phone.
  • When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.

 Android Configuration Instructions

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.