Samsung Galaxy S III™ - How to set up your smartphone as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot

You can set up your smartphone as a Wi-Fi™ source for computers and other smartphones with Wi-Fi capability.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select More settings.
  4. Select Tethering and portable hotspot.
  5. Select Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  6. Tap Configure.
  7. Type the name you would like to use to identify your Wi-Fi hotspot in the Network SSID field.
  8. Select the Security type from the drop down list. We recommend WPA2 PSK encryption for enhanced security.
  9. Type the desired Password for the Wi-Fi hotspot connection.
    NOTE: All Wi-Fi capable devices which connect to your hotspot will require this password. It is recommended to use a password for security purposes in order to prevent unauthorized access which may result in additional data charges.
  10. Tap Save.
  11. Turn on Portable Wi-Fi hotspot at the top of the screen.
  12. Your portable Wi-Fi hotspot is set up.
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