Mobiles Internet kannst du mit dem Smartphone als WLAN-Hotspot nutzen

The smartphone becomes a WLAN hotspot

You don't have an Internet connection at home? You're on the road and want to go online with your laptop, but there's no reliable WLAN network available? Your friend has used up his data volume again and you want to help him out? No problem. We'll show you how to set up your mobile phone as a WLAN hotspot in just a few minutes.

No questions about it: Smartphones are all-rounders. The selection of apps for Android and iOS systems is almost endless - whether online shopping or travel booking, word processing or spreadsheets, games software or Mailclient. However, due to the small display, some things cannot be done as comfortably as with a notebook. And even a tablet can be much more convenient for some applications. For example, it can be used as an e-reader or, with an additional keyboard, almost like a notebook. Still, it might not be worthwhile for you to have an Internet connection at home. Another contract with monthly costs may simply be too expensive, especially if you have already chosen a tariff with sufficient Internet volume for your mobile phone.


In this case, you can use your smartphone as a WLAN hotspot at no extra cost.


This is how you set up the WLAN hotspot on your Android mobile phone:

  • Go to "Settings" and select "Network Connections / Connections".
  • Here you will find the option "Tethering and Mobile Hotspot". Under "Mobile Hotspot" you can create your hotspot and set the network name.
  • To secure your network, set a password now. Under "Security", select the option "WPA2 PSK" and choose a password.
  • You should only create an open network in absolutely exceptional cases, because anyone in the vicinity can access it.

With the iPhone, you don't have to dig that deep into the settings to set up your hotspot:

  • Open “Settings”
  • Select "Personal Hotspot" and activate the "Allow Access For Others" slider
  • To connect a device to your hotspot, select "WLAN" under "Settings". The hotspot is now displayed here. Now enter the WLAN password that is displayed on your iPhone.


If you have not yet set up an Internet flat rate for your smartphone, you can find suitable options at Ortel Mobile. Have a look for available tariff options here.