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How To Use Your Motorola Droid Razr As A Wi-fi Hotspot

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The new Motorola DROID RAZR from Verizon is now equipped with features that can turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. This powerful Android smartphone can provide portable, convenient internet access to other Wi-Fi enabled devices. Here are some quick steps on how to transform the DROID RAZR into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You'll Need:

  • Subscription to the Verizon Wireless Wi-Fi hotspot service

1
Turn on Wi-Fi power by touching Menu and then tapping Settings

2
Then choose Wireless & networks and touch Wi-Fi.

3
Now you need to turn on the hotspot app. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

4
Then touch Configure Mobile Hotspot to change hotspot security and configuration settings.

5
Tap Network SSID to enter a unique name for your hotspot and touch Next.

6
Select Security to choose the type of security you want, and touch Save: WEP, WPA, or WPA2. Enter a unique password. Other users can access your Wi-Fi hotspot only if they enter the correct password.

7
Tap Broadcast Channel to select a channel that minimizes potential interference. You may need to try different channels after your hotspot is active for a time.

8
Touch Save when the settings are complete.

 

Tips & Warnings
  • When your Wi-Fi hotspot is active, other Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect by entering your hotspot’s SSID, selecting a Security type, and entering the correct Wireless password.
  • The Wi-Fi hotspot application significantly impacts battery life. You may want to run this application with the charger connected.
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