Skip navigation

Wireless Tethering or Hotspotting

Follow

Last updated by Isabel M

A Note About Tethering on GSM Devices

Only 3G wireless tethering is supported for GSM devices. If you are having trouble with tethering on your GSM device, confirm that you are connected to 3G or WCDMA data and not LTE or 2G (GSM).

*********************************************************************************************************

Wireless tethering is really easy. Click on the link below to see how to do it on your phone.

Before you start though, make sure data and tethering are enabled on your Ting account.

Wireless Tethering on an Android phone

Some Android phones will have the hotspot option right in the main settings menu where it's easy to find, but the location of the feature will vary from phone to phone. The images below show the step-by-step of enabling your hotspot on a phone where the location of the feature is less obvious:

  1. Disable Wi-Fi
  2. Enable Mobile data
  3. Tap More
  4. Tap Mobile network sharing
  5. Tap Mobile Hotspot to enable wireless tethering
  6. Tap Mobile Hotspot settings to set your phone's Wi-Fi network name and password

On your computer or other wireless device, simply find your phone's Wi-Fi name and select it. Once you're connected you'll be using your phone's data to access the Internet.

Wireless Tethering on an Android phone

Wireless Tethering on an iPhone

Enabling the hotspot on your iPhone is simple:

  1. Tap the Settings app
  2. Disable Wi-Fi
  3. Tap Cellular and then enable Data
  4. Go back to the main settings menu and tap Personal Hotspot (you can also access the hotspot option from within the Cellular menu)
  5. Slide the Personal Hotspot button to the ON position
  6. You may be prompted to Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth tethering

On your computer or other wireless device, simply find your phone's Wi-Fi name and select it. Once you're connected you'll be using your phone's data to access the Internet.

Wireless Tethering on an iPhone

Wireless Tethering on a Windows phone

  1. Go to the Settings menu and disable Wi-Fi
  2. Go back to the Settings menu, tap Cellular and then set the Data Connection to ON
  3. Return to the Settings menu and tap Internet Sharing
  4. Tap the ON/OFF button to enable
  5. The Setup option will only appear once you turn the hotspot on; from there you can set your phone's Wi-Fi network name and password

On your computer or other wireless device, simply find your phone's Wi-Fi name and select it. Once you're connected you'll be using your phone's data to access the Internet.

Wireless Tethering on a Windows phone
Have more questions? Submit a request