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AT&T related help: Set up your mobile hotspot

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Sunday, December 4th, 2022 6:04 PM

How do I setup a mobile hotspot?

I turned the mobile hotspot on my phone but I am not sure how to connect my laptop to it

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2 months ago

Hello KarinOPayton, we're here to help with your mobile hotspot.


We understand the impact of setting up a mobile hotspot. How do I turn on the mobile hotspot for an Apple device?
  1. Go to your device Settings.
  2. Select Cellular Data, then Personal Hotspot.
  3. Turn on your hotspot.
How do I turn on the mobile hotspot for an Android device?
  1. Go to your device Settings.
  2. Select Connections or Networks.
  3. Choose Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  4. Turn on your hotspot.

First, know your hotspot name and password. Here’s how to find them.

  • iOS devices: Go to Settings, then Cellular or Personal Hotspot.
  • Android devices: Go to Settings, then Connections or Networks, and finally Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

Can’t connect?

  • Check the internet connection on the device you’re using as a mobile hotspot. If you don’t have mobile data or can’t surf the internet, your hotspot may not work.
  • On the device you’re trying to get online, make sure you’re connecting to the hotspot’s network name and using the hotspot password.
  • Try restarting your mobile hotspot device and the device you want to connect.

Let us know if this helps you out!


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