Tethering & mobile hotspot: BlackBerry Z10

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the BlackBerry Z10. 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:

 

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

 

 

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Drivers

No additional drivers are required for this device.

 

 

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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, touch the Status bar and drag it down and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Network Connections.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Mobile Hotspot Switch to On.
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  5. To adjust if other devices can connect:
    1. Swipe up on the screen.
    2. Next to 'Allow devices to connect,' tap the check box to:
      • Select the check box and allow devices to connect
      • Clear the check box and deny other devices from connecting.
        Note: This will not disconnect any currently connected devices.
    3. You can tap on connected devices to manually disconnect them.
      Note: Devices will be prevented from re-connecting until the hotspot has been turned off and back on.
  6. Tap the Menu icon at bottom-right and then tap Configure.
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  7. Tap the Name field to change your device's SSID and tap the Password field to change the password other devices must enter to connect.
    Note: Tap the show password icon to see your current password.
  8. Swipe up on the screen to update any other desired settings and tap Save.

 

Note: You cannot change the maximum number of connections.

 

 

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, touch the Status bar and slide down.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Network Connections.
  4. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  5. Tap the Mobile Hotspot switch to turn on or turn off.
    Note: After turning on, y
    our phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID) so you can connect to it with up to five computers or other devices. Your phone’s default SSID is 'T-Mobile Blackberry [XXXX]'. When Smartphone Mobile Hotspot is enabled, your phone will display the Hotspot icon in the Home screen Status bar.

 

 

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Tethering via USB

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

 

First-time access

  1. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. From any Home screen, touch the Status bar and slide down.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Network Connections.
  5. Tap Internet Tethering.
  6. Review the information and tap Next.
  7. Tap Next, then tap Next again.
  8. Tap the Connect using field, and then tap USB.
  9. Tap Next.
  10. Tap the Internet Tethering switch to turn on. When your phone starts sharing its connection, your phone will display the Tethering icon in the Home screen Status bar.

 

After first-time access

  1. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. From any Home screen, touch the Status bar and slide down.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Network Connections.
  5. Tap Internet Tethering.
  6. Tap the Internet Tethering switch to turn on. When your phone starts sharing its connection, your phone will display the Tethering icon in the Home screen Status bar.

 

 

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