Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Motorola Moto X.

Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:

  Tethering via USB is turned on
  Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi is turned on

Drivers for computers

To download and install drivers for a Windows computer, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the supplied USB cable into the device and then your Windows computer.
  2. When the device has been plugged in for the first time, the computer will ask to install the drivers, click Ok to continue.
  3. If the drivers do not automatically install, click here.

Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Set up mobile hotspot

To set up or configure a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  5. Place a check next to Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  6. Tap Setup Wi-Fi Hotspot.
  7. Setup the following fields:
    • Network SSID
    • Security
    • Hotspot frequency band
    • Password
  8. Tap Save.

Turn on/off mobile hotspot

To turn on or turn off a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  5. Place a check next to Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

Tethering via USB

To share your mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:

  1. After installing the USB drivers, drag down the Notifications bar.
  2. Tap USB connection notification.
  3. Tap Mass Storage.
  4. Your data connection is now being shared.
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