Tethering & mobile hotspot: Nokia Lumia 521

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Nokia Lumia 521. 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:

 

When turned on, the Mobile Hotspot hotspot icon.jpg icon appears in the status bar.

 

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Drivers for computers

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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:

 

Note: It is NOT possible to configure the following options:

  • Allow/block specific devices
  • Security type
  • Number of maximum device connections

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Internet sharing.
  4. Under Sharing, tap the slider to turn On Internet sharing.
  5. Tap Setup.
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  6. Enter the broadcast name and/or password.
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  7. Tap the Done check mark icon.

 

 

Turn on / off mobile hotspot

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

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Internet sharing.
  4. Under Sharing, tap the slider to turn on or off Internet sharing.
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    Note: When turned on, the Mobile Hotspot hotspot icon.jpg icon appears in the status bar.

 

Your phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID) so you can connect with up to 8 other devices and share your mobile network data connection.Your phone’s default broadcast name is NOKIA Lumia 521_[xxxx]. .

 

 

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Tethering via USB

We're sorry, but this feature is not supported on this device.

 

 

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