No Wi-Fi? Use Land F/X With a Tethered Phone
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No Wi-Fi? Use Land F/X With a Tethered Phone

Issue

You don't have Wi-Fi access, but you need to use Land F/X. (Land F/X requires an Internet connection.) Whether you're traveling or experiencing a power outage, you can tether your phone (in other words, use your phone as a mobile hot spot) to create an Internet connection and use it to run Land F/X.

Important notes:

 Not all carriers allow tethering.

 

 Tethering your phone to use Land F/X will not use a significant amount of data – certainly far less than comparable time spent browsing social media or surfing the Web. Still, it's best to keep your phone charged if you plan to tether.

 

 Can't tether? Don't have phone service, or just want to work offline instead? Here's what to do.

 

 

 

Solution

 

Tether an iPhone

To use your iPhone as a mobile hotspot for running Land F/X, you'll need to have:

  • A mobile carrier that supports the Personal Hotspot application. Find out here whether your carrier supports Personal Hotspot.
  • A device that will support the Personal Hotspot application. These include:
    • iPhone 3G or newer
    • Third-generation iPad or newer with Wi-Fi and cellular capabilities
    • iPad mini with Wi-Fi and cellular capabilities

 

 

1. If your carrier supports tethering, you'll have a Personal Hotspot app on your phone.

 

 

Depending on your phone and carrier, you can locate Personal Hotspot by tapping Settings.

 

 

On some phones, you may also need to tap Cellular as well.

 

 

Tap Personal Hotspot to go into the app.

Finding the Personal Hotspot in phone settings

 

 

 

Turn Personal Hotspot on

2. Turn Personal Hotspot on.

 

 

You may also want to change your Wi-Fi password, as others may be able to see your network.

 

 

You can now use your iPhone as a mobile hotspot to run Land F/X.

 

 

Tether an Android

 

1. Open your Android's Settings app.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Under Wireless & Networks, tap More.

Android settings, Wireless and Networks section, More option

 

 

 

Android settings, More options, Tethering and personal hotspot option
3. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.

 

 

 

4. You'll now have three options for tethering your phone:

  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • USB tethering (Note: This option is not available on Mac computers.)
  • BT (Bluetooth) tethering

 

 

Tap the method you want to use for tethering your phone. We recommend Wi-Fi hotspot.

USB tethering is not available with Mac computers.

 

 

Android phone tethering method options

 

 

 

Android phone settings, Set up Wi-Fi option

5. If you select Wi-Fi hotspot and need to configure your hotspot network, tap Set up Wi-Fi hotspot and fill out the necessary information.

 

 

Check to ensure your Wi-Fi hotspot is turned On when you need to go online.

Last modified on Sep 19, 2022

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