Android Portable Hotspot Setup

Setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot will allow you to connect your laptop to the internet by using your mobile phone's internet connection. 
To do so, using your android phone, please follow the steps below:

  • From the home screen, select Applications

  • Then Settings

  • Then More Settings (4th option down) 
  • Tethering and portable hotspots. This will turn your device into a wireless router, allowing your PC to connect to it.
  • Then press Portable and Wi-Fi hotspot (the text, not the slider)
  • And then configure (bottom-right), This give you the option to change the name of your phone's network. Once settings have been changed please press save.
  • Then, at the top of the screen please change the slider to 'on/green'.
  • Lastly, search for wireless networks using your laptop and your mobile's network should appear. 
  • If any assistance is required with this process, you can always email