How to Use Nokia X to Access Internet on PC [WiFi Hotspot]

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Nokia X was announced as the first Nokia smartphone running on Android OS and the other two Nokia devices running Android OS are Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. Now if you own any of these devices then here is how you can use Nokia X, X+ and XL to access the internet on PC or create WiFi Hotspot.

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There are two methods by which you can access the internet on your PC using Nokia X smartphone. Follow these methods to access the internet on PC using Nokia X range.

Method 1: Create WiFi Hotspot on Nokia X

Nokia X smartphone comes with built-in WiFi Hotspot feature. You can create WiFi Hotspot on your Nokia X device and can access the internet on any WiFi enabled devices like Laptop, PC, Smartphones or gaming consoles. This method is best if you don’t want to connect your device using data cable to your PC. It is always a hassle to connect your device using data cable to your PC. Follow these steps to create Hotspot on your smartphone.

Step 1: Unlock your smartphone.

Step 2: Go to Home Screen.

Step 3: Tap on Settings and then on Mobile data and networks.

Step 4: Next, tap on Tethering and Hotspot.

Step 5: Tap on Portable WiFi hotspot to enable hotspot.

Step 6: Now tap on Set up WiFi hotspot and provide security password and security type.

Step 7: Now enable WiFi on your other device and search for available WiFi hotspots.

Step 8: If everything went right then your device would detect newly created Nokia X hotspot.

Step 9: Select it and start browsing the internet on your Laptop or other devices.

Method 2: Connect Nokia X Using USB Cable to Access Internet

For any reason if you are unable to use Nokia Hotspot feature, you can connect your Nokia X using data cable to your PC and access internet through it. Follow these steps for the same.

Prerequisites:

  • Nokia X, X+ or XL Smartphone
  • Compatible Nokia X USB data cable
  • Nokia X Connectivity Cable Drivers (Download)

Step 1: Connect Nokia X to your PC through USB data cable.

Step 2: Now in your phone Tap on Settings.

Step 3: Tap on Mobile Data and Networks.

Step 4: Now select Tethering and Hotspot.

Step 5: From the list, select USB tethering.

Step 6: Now wait till your PC shows connected to internet using your phones data.

That’s it! Now you can browse internet on your PC using your Nokia X’s internet connection. This method can be only applied on PC, unlike WiFi Hotspot feature, which allows you to access internet on any WiFi enabled device.

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