1. AaLF's Avatar
    The iphone 4 up & Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & up can be set to act as a wifi modem for a notebook or tablet when one is away from home. e.g. in Samsung it is found in Settings > tethering & portable hotspot. Once set, your notebook or tablet has broadband access via your mobile phone.

    Can any lumia do the same?
    08-27-2015 12:59 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    that's known as tethering, mobile hotspot, or internet sharing.

    Yes, most any Windows Phone 8 device should be capable of that. Save for carriers getting in the way.
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    that's known as tethering, mobile hotspot, or internet sharing.

    Yes, most any Windows Phone 8 device should be capable of that. Save for carriers getting in the way.
    08-27-2015 01:14 PM
  4. AaLF's Avatar
    Thanks for replying. Can u walk me thru how to set it up? I've got a 630 at present.
    08-27-2015 02:07 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Fire up the phone, go to Settings > internet sharing

    It's fairly self-explanatory, you can enable it there, change the hotspot's name, password, how it connects...

    If you go to notifications+actions you can make internet sharing a quick toggle.
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    08-27-2015 02:43 PM
  6. Rose640's Avatar
    But you can't use the internet while tethering, that's a bummer
    08-27-2015 03:05 PM
  7. AV2RY's Avatar
    But you can't use the internet while tethering, that's a bummer
    I'm sure I can use it
    08-27-2015 03:16 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    But you can't use the internet while tethering, that's a bummer
    I'm pretty sure I've browsed the web on my 920 and tethered simultaneously before.

    But yea if you Wi-Fi tether it disables Wi-Fi because its being repurposed naturally.
    08-27-2015 09:33 PM
  9. AaLF's Avatar
    Recapping. I have a lumia 630 (God willing, a 950 soon) & a galaxy tab 3 tablet.
    When I stay with my mum (she's got NO internet) I want to browse the net on my tablet by wifi-ing out thru the 630 phone's mobile broadband.

    Do we have a yes or no? I'm a bit unsure after those last comments.
    08-28-2015 06:46 AM
  10. 6029KingStephen's Avatar
    Yes you can (unless your carrier has done something to prevent it, it's a standard part of Windows Phone.) Why don't you try it out where you are now, takes 10 seconds to enable it.
    08-28-2015 07:24 AM
  11. AaLF's Avatar
    Can't test just yet. Tablet is unwell. Awaiting repair. Next week, God willing.
    08-28-2015 12:32 PM
  12. 6029KingStephen's Avatar
    Do you have a PC? You can test it out on that by connecting it to the shared WiFi network from the phone.
    08-29-2015 04:39 AM
  13. Rose640's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I've browsed the web on my 920 and tethered simultaneously before.

    But yea if you Wi-Fi tether it disables Wi-Fi because its being repurposed naturally.
    I stand corrected.
    09-06-2015 12:07 PM

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