There are situations in which we do not have a Wi-Fi connection, either because we are away from home or outside work or because there is a network problem, or we are in a second residence, and we need to connect from a computer / laptop, a tablet or a television to watch our favorite series or movies using the internet connection of our Cat S61.
Fortunately if you have a SIM card with data rate on your Cat S61 you can share Wi-Fi and surf the internet from another device by following the steps below:
Estimated time: 10 minutes.
1- First step:
First of all check that you have 3G / 4G / 5G mobile connectivity activated on your Cat S61. To do this, with the Cat S61 unlocked, you can slide your finger from the top of the screen downwards, the shortcuts to device settings will be displayed.
2- Second step:
The icon for the internet connection via 3G/4G/5G data connection must be activated and appear in blue or green, if it is not activated, click to activate it.
If you can't find the icon shown in the image, swipe down again to display all the quick setting icons.
3- Third step:
On your Cat S61 go to the device settings, it is the gear wheel icon that you will find on the home screen or in the phone menu, you can access the main menu by dragging your finger from the bottom to the top of the screen.
4- Fourth step:
Click on “Networks & internet” or “Connections” and then click on “More”.
5- Fifth step:
Click on “Hotspot & tethering”.
6- Sixth step:
Once inside the "Hotspot & tethering" section of the Cat S61, click on the "Wi-Fi hotspot" section to configure the shared connection by creating a Wi-Fi network to which other devices can connect.
7- Seventh step:
Press the button shown in the following image to activate the Wi-Fi access point on your Cat, if it already appears activated you can go to the next point.
8- Eighth step:
The name of the Wi-Fi network created using the data connection of the Cat S61 will appear under the "Hotspot name" section, this is the Wi-Fi network that you must search for and use on the other device from which you want to connect. If you want to change the name of the network you can do it by clicking and editing the name.
9- Ninth step:
The password of the Wi-Fi network or access point created from the Cat S61 can be found in the "Hotspot password" section.
Click on the dots or asterisks to check the password and modify it if you want to change it to a simpler or more complex one.
10- Tenth step
Check or change the password and click on "OK" to continue.
11- Step eleven
If you want to change the security settings of the Wi-Fi access point, click on the "Security" section.
12- Step twelve
Select the type of connection security from the options available on your Cat, "WPA3-Personal" is the most recent security protocol but you must adjust it depending on whether the device you want to connect via Wi-Fi accepts such a recent protocol or an older one.
13- Step thirteen
If you want to change the access point band of the access point created with your Cat, click on “AP Band”.
14- Step fourteen
You can choose between the 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz band, it is possible that your device shows other options, this will depend on the software version or the region of your Cat S61.
The 5 Ghz band is usually less saturated and offers a better connection for short distances and the 2.4 Ghz band, despite being more saturated, since other Wi-Fi networks are usually configured in this band, it is better to connect long distance.
Click on “Save” and you can search and configure this portable Wi-Fi network to share the internet connection from your Cat S61 on another device.
The Cat S61 have the following network connectivity to be able to share the internet: GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G connectivity: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G connectivity: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - EU/ROW
4G connectivity: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(
Network speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE