Tethering & mobile hotspot: Sony Xperia Z

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Sony Xperia Z. Find out more on this page:

 

Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

Drivers for computers

Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Tethering via USB

 

 

Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:

 

Tethering.jpgTethering via USB is turned on
HotSpot.jpgMobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi is turned on

 

 

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Drivers for computers

You will be automatically prompted to install any necessary drivers when you first connect your device to a computer via USB with tethering enabled. Go to www.android.com/tether to get the most current information.

 

 

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Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Set up mobile hotspot

To set up or configure a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Select the Mobile HotSpot check box.
  6. Tap OK.
  7. Tap Mobile HotSpot settings.
  8. Tap Configure Mobile HotSpot.
  9. Edit the following settings as necessary:
    • Network SSID
    • Security
    • Password
  10. Tap Save.
  11. Tap Power save.
  12. Select one of the following options:
    • After 5 minutes of inactivity
    • After 10 minutes of inactivity
    • Never


Note: You cannot change the max number of connections or allow specific devices.

 

 

Turn on/off mobile hotspot

To turn on or turn off a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Select or clear the Mobile HotSpot check box.
  6. If necessary, tap OK.

 

 

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Tethering via USB

To share your mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Select the Tethering check box.
  6. Tap OK.

 

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