How to upgrade your software to
turn your phone into a Wi-Fi™ hotspot.
About Wireless Tether
WIND Mobile is offering a software upgrade for your Huawei U8100 ANDROID™
smartphone. The key new feature for this upgrade is the Wireless Tether
application, which allows your U8100 to become a portable Wi-Fi™ hotspot.
Remember, if you don’t have the right data add-on, using the internet on your
phone will be charged on a pay-per-use basis. Check out the data add-on options
in the Shop section of WINDmobile.ca and stop by a store or call us at 611 from
your WIND phone to add or change your add-ons.
About Wireless Tether
Wireless Tether is a new application that allows up to 3 computers to connect
to the Huawei U8100 via Wi-Fi™ and share the network connection to access the
internet. In order to use Wireless Tether, the computer needs to have its Wi-Fi™
adapter running in ad-hoc mode. Please refer to your computer’s operating system
manual for instructions on how to configure the adapter to run in ad-hoc mode.
Once you’ve upgraded your Huawei U8100 and opened the Wireless Tether app,
you’ll find there are 4 groups of settings you can update:
Wi-Fi™ • Give your device a unique name by modifying the SSID
• Turn on/off WEP encryption and define a password
Security • Turn on/off access
LAN • Define a private address pool used to assign IP address for
Notifications • Set up what notifications you would like to receive when a
computer connects to your phone via Wireless Tether.
You’ll need a microSD memory card (max 16GB) with at least 512MB free.
Make sure your phone battery is fully charged.
NOTE: We recommend you back up your important information by syncing to your
Gmail account or a memory card.
Installing the Upgrade
1. Download the upgrade software (it’s available from the “External Links” list at
WINDMobile.ca/HuaweiU8100) and save the zipped file to your computer.
2. Extract the file contents, which should include a folder called “dload”.
3. Copy the “dload” folder to the root directory of your microSD card. For
example, if your micro SD card shows up as Removable Drive (F:), you’ll need
to copy the folder to the F: drive. There are 2 ways to transfer the folder:
Method A You can copy the folder via a microSD reader/writer – just
remember to eject the microSD card through Settings >> SD Card
& Phone Storage >> Unmount SD Card before you remove the
microSD card from the phone. Put the memory card into the
microSD reader/writer, insert it into an unused USB port and drag
and drop the “dload” folder.
Method B Connect your Huawei U8100 to your computer using the USB data
cable that came with your phone. A pop-up window should appear
on your monitor with several options. Click on the File Transfer link.
The memory card in the Huawei U8100 will show up as a removable
drive so you will be able to just drag and drop to copy the files.
4. After copying is done, follow the computer’s operating system instructions
to disconnect the removable drive. If you used Method A, put the card back into
5. On the Huawei U8100, go to Settings >> SD Card & Phone Storage and select
6. Tap the SD Card Upgrade menu, the Confirm button and then the Upgrade
button. The upgrade will start. Please don’t remove the microSD card, the
battery or the SIM card during the upgrade process.