How to Turn Your iPhone Into a Wireless Hub


In addition to the iPhone's many features, the latest versions of the device, as of the time of publication -- such as the 3GS and the iPhone 4 -- are also capable of functioning as a wireless hub. The wireless hub function is known as the Personal Hotspot. It enables you to connect other devices to the Internet using the iPhone's Internet connection. To activate the Personal Hotspot utility, you must first activate it on your wireless account before enabling it on your iPhone.

  • Tap the "Settings" icon on the Home screen.

  • Tap "General," then tap "Network."

  • Tap "Personal Hotspot." The Personal Hotspot screen opens. Tap the "On/Off" switch to "On" next to "Personal Hotspot" at the top of the screen.

  • Tap the option to use the Personal Hotspot utility with Wi-Fi, USB or Bluetooth, on the pop-up window when it appears. Your iPhone wireless network is now active. The default Wi-Fi name for your iPhone Personal Hotspot network is the name of your device. The Bluetooth name and the default network security password is also the name of your iPhone.

  • Connect another device to the iPhone Personal Hotspot wireless network by selecting the iPhone name from the list of available networks. Enter the network password, when prompted, to access the network.

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