Manage Mobile / Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings - Windows® 8


  1. From the right edge of the screen, swipe left to display the charms menu.
    Note If using a mouse, move the pointer to the upper or lower-right corner of the Start screen then move up/down.
    Note Alternatively, press the Windows+C keys ( windows key logo+C) located on the physical keyboard (if available).
    Swipe left with Charms menu
  2. Tap or click Settings.
  3. Tap or click Change PC settings (located in the lower-right).
  4. From the left-pane, tap or click Network.
    Note If not available, tap or click the Back icon Left arrow icon (located in the upper-left) as necessary until 'PC settings' appears in the upper-left.
    PC settings with Network
  5. Ensure that 'Connections' is selected from the left-pane then tap Verizon Wireless from the 'Mobile broadband' section.
    Network Connections with Mobile broadband network
  6. Ensure that the 'Share this connection' switch is turned on Switch On icon.
    Note Depending upon personalization options, the switch colors may differ from the examples depicted.
    Mobile broadband network with Share this connection switch
  7. Tap or click Edit.
    Mobile broadband network with Edit
  8. Edit the following settings as desired then tap or click Save:
    • Network name
    • Network password (at least 8 characters)
    Mobile broadband network with Edit network info


Note Check out these FAQs for additional support on Mobile Hotspot.