If you are looking for how to use your Nokia Lumia or other Windows Phone as Wi-Fi hotspot, then this guide will help you. In this tutorial, I will be explaining the procedure with detailed steps.
When you’re not in a Wi-Fi zone, and you still want to access the internet on your Laptop and Tablet, you can easily do it by using your Windows Phone as Wi-Fi hotspot. The WiFi hotspot feature in Windows Phone smartphones comes in handy, in case you don’t have access to the internet at your home or don’t have WiFi connectivity at home. You can create WiFi hotspot on your phone and use your phone’s data to access the internet on any other WiFi enabled devices. This way can use your Windows Phone smartphone as Wi-Fi hotspot to share your Phone data connection with your laptop tablet.
Setting up your Windows Phone as Wi-Fi hotspot takes just a few clicks. Follow these simple steps and you will be able to tether your Windows Phone and use it as Wi-Fi hotspot.
Below guide is for Windows Phone Smartphones. If you want to use, your Android Phone or iPhone as Wi-Fi hotspot then follow below links.
Points to remember before tethering your Windows Phone:
- Check, your Service Provider terms and conditions on Windows Phone Tethering.
- Be sure about your data plan. Tethering eats lots of data on 3G or 4G network.
- Unlimited data plan is recommended for using WiFi hotspot.
How to use Windows Phone as Wi-Fi Hotspot
Follow these simple step-by-step guide to tether your Windows Phone and use it as Wi-Fi hotspot.
Step 1: Open your Windows Phone Home Screen.
Step 2: Scroll down, find Settings and Click on it.
Step 3: Now under Settings > System tab > Click Internet Sharing.
Step 4: Under Internet Sharing, you will notice that Internet Sharing is off.
Step 5: Now just turn it on.
Step 6: Now enter the name for your Wi-Fi hotspot (it will help you while searching for Wi-Fi hotspot).
Step 7: Now Enter Password for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
Step 8: Open your Laptop or Tablet and search for available Wi-Fi hotspots.
Step 9: Your Laptop or Tablet will show your Windows Phone as Wi-Fi hotspot.
Step 10: Select it and enter the password (same password you entered in Step 7).
That’s it! Now you can surf the internet on your Laptop or Tablet using you Windows Phone as Wi-Fi hotspot. It is indeed a handy feature that allows you to create a WiFi hotspot on the go. Make sure that you share the password with trusted people or with only family members at home. This way you can be sure that no one else is your WiFi hotspot with your knowledge.