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How to connect to a cellular hotspot.

When you need to connect to your cellphone's hotspot.

To connect to the hotspot:

  1. Set up the hotspot on your cellular device. Follow your device's guide and make sure you confirm with your cellular provider that your plan allows for hotspots.

    1. Share a mobile connection by hotspot or tethering on Android

    2. How to set up a Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad

  2. On your laptop, select the option to connect to Wi-Fi.
  3. Locate your hotspot's name in the Wi-Fi list.
  4. Connect to your hotspot like you would any Wi-Fi connection.


The Mobile Hotspot  mobile hotspot.pngoption in Window's Network & Internet setting is NOT use to connect to your cellular hotspot. This is used to turn your laptop into a hotspot. College laptops do not allow this option and are correctly blocked.