- BlackBerry® smartphone
- BlackBerry® 7.1
When Mobile Hotspot mode is turned on it enables the BlackBerry® smartphone to be used as a mobile hotspot,
so that other Wi-Fi® enabled devices can use the mobile network connection on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Note: If the BlackBerry smartphone is on a CDMA network, when you make or receive a call, the BlackBerry smartphone suspends the Mobile Hotspot session until the end of the call.
Enabling Mobile Hotspot
From the homescreen of the BlackBerry navigate to Manage Connections > enable Wi-Fi > enable Mobile Hotspot
Note: Once the Mobile Hotspot has been enabled, by default a WPA2 Password must be created to secure the network
Note: If prompted with an Activation Required message, ensure that you have the correct data plan to use this feature.
Manging Mobile Hotspot Connections
From the homescreen of the BlackBerry navigate to Options > Network and Connections > Mobile Hotspot Connections > Options
Within the Mobile Hotspot Connection options the user will be able to:
1. Change Network Name (SSID)
2. Security type: the available options will be None, WEP, WPA2 Personal and WPA/WPA2 Personal
Note: Disabling security the network should only be done when troubleshooting a connection issue. An unsecured can lead to high data usage and charges.
3. Band: The available options are 802.11g and 802.11bg
4. The option to allow or disallow connected devices to exchange data with each other over the network
5. Auto Shutoff Timer: enables the Mobile Hotspot to automatically shutoff if no device has connected to the network in a predetermined length of time.
The timer from can be set to Never all the way up to 1hr, increasing in 5 minute increments.
Five devices can be connected at one time. The network owner can prevent any additional devices from connecting by enabling Don't allow any more devices to connect, from the Mobile Hotspot main screen.
The ability use the Mobile Hotspot feature or to connect multiple devices is controlled by the wireless service plan, please contact the wireless service provider for more information. If the device is on a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server there may be restrictions in place by your administrator if this is the case please consult the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administrator.
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