Mylio Hotspot

Mylio Hotspot is a traveling photographer’s best friend. This feature allows Mylio to create a private network when there is no internet access (or syncing is not available on the current network) and have Mylio sync. Whether you are in a hotel, a coffee shop, or on safari – Mylio Hotspot can keep your devices in sync.

Mylio Hotspot on Android

  1. Open the Settings on your Android device.
  2. Locate your “Mobile Hotspot and Tethering” or “Tethering & Portable Hotspot” settings. This is normally in the same location as your wifi networks, possibly in an “Advanced” or “More…” section.
  3. Turn on Mobile Hotspot and set up your Wi-Fi hotspot. You will need to give your Hotspot a network name (SSID) and password.
  4. Connect all of your devices to the newly created hotspot to begin syncing.

Mylio Hotspot on iOS

  1. On your iOS device, open the Settings app.
  2. Open Personal Hotspot setting and turn it on.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your personal hotspot.
  4. Connect all of your devices to the newly created hotspot to begin syncing.

Mylio Hotspot on Mac


Mac Hotspots come in two varieties…

  1. Limited Hotspot
    1. Creates a local ad-hoc network with your computer to sync with another PC or Mac.
  2. Desktop Hotspot
    1. Create a wireless network for any device to connect to.
        Note:  your computer must be connected to the internet via ethernet.

Limited Hotspot

  1. Open Mylio.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Sync > Hotspot.
  3. Select Limited Hotspot.
  4. Turn on Limited Hotspot.
  5. Mylio will display a password in a red banner. Use this passcode to connect other devices to the newly created network to sync.

Desktop Hotspot with Ethernet

  1. Ensure that your Mac has an Ethernet cable plugged in.
  2. Launch System Preferences and select Sharing.
  3. Select Internet Sharing from the left menu.
  4. From the pull-down menu, select “Share your connection from…” and choose Ethernet.
  5. Alongside “To Computer using:” check the box next to “Wi-Fi” or “Airport”.
  6. Next, click on Wi-Fi Options and name the network.
  7. In the Security pull-down click to enable security. Select WPA2 as your security and create a password for your Hotspot.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Join the newly created hotspot on other devices to begin syncing.

Mylio Hotspot on Windows

Mylio Hotspot on Windows 10

Windows 10 Hotspot comes in two varieties:

  1. Limited Hotspot
    1. Creates a local ad-hoc network with your computer to sync with another PC or Mac.
  2. Desktop Hotspot with Ethernet
    1. Create a wireless network for any device to connect to.
        Note:  your computer must be connected to the internet via ethernet.

Limited Hotspot

  1. Open Mylio.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Sync > Hotspot.
  3. Select Limited Hotspot.
  4. Turn on Limited Hotspot.
  5. Mylio will display a password in a red banner. Use this passcode to connect other devices to the newly created network to sync.

Desktop Hotspot with Ethernet

  1. Open the start menu and type “Mobile Hotspot” and open the system setting “Change Mobile Hotspot Settings”.
  2. Choose the Internet connection you wish to share from the pull-down menu and turn on Share My Internet Connection.
  3. Windows will list your network name and password that is being created. If desired, this information can be changed by selecting Edit.
  4. Join the newly created hotspot on other devices to begin syncing.

Mylio Hotspot on Windows 7 or Windows 8

  1. Push the Start button and type “Command Prompt”.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Open with Administrator Permissions.
  3. To determine if your adaptor supports this feature, type:
    netsh wlan show drivers
  4. If Command Prompt displays “Hosted Network Supported: yes” then your machine is compatible. If not, you may not have the proper drivers or your card may not support this feature. A USB Wi-Fi adaptor may be supported.
  5. Type the following command into Command Prompt, replacing {SSID} and {KEY} with your network name and password.
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid={SSID} key={KEY}
  6. Open the Network and Sharing Center to bring up the Network Connections window.
  7. Right-click the network adapter that is connected to the Internet and select Properties.
  8. Select the Sharing tab.
  9. Locate and turn on “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection”.
  10. From the pull-down menu, select Hosted Network Connection.
  11. Select OK.
  12. Open the Command Prompt and turn on Wi-Fi hotspot by typing:
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork

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