Setting Up the Hotspot
After you are signed on with Verizon’s hotspot service, you can turn your Droid X into a hotspot. If you already have a Wi-Fi connection active, you need to turn it off before you can use the phone as a hotspot.
To begin, open the phone’s Applications Tray and touch the “3G Mobile Hotspot" icon. Select the “Menu" option and tap “Advanced." From the “Advanced" options, select “WiFi AP Mode Settings."
Look through the list of settings that appears and tap the “SSID" option. You are prompted to create a name for the hotspot you are setting up. Once you have entered a name, tap “Next."
Tap the “Security" option. This is the most important option as it will help you prevent unauthorized access to the hotspot you are creating. You can choose from WEP, WPA or WPA2. According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the WPA2 option is the most secure option, while the WEP option is most vulnerable to hackers. After making your choice, create a password when prompted. Write this password down and keep it somewhere safe, as you need to enter this password for each device that you wish to connect to the hotspot. Once you have created your password, tap “Save."
Select the “Channel" option and choose a channel that prevents interference to your hotspot (or at least minimizes it). You may have to experiment with the different channel options by seeing how your hotspot runs on one channel compared to another before you find the one that works the best. When you have selected a channel, tap “Save."