If you often connect
on with a Windows 8.1 tablet or laptop, then you could also use Bluetooth to pair your Windows Phone 8
with the Windows 8.1 tablet or laptop to make connecting easier.
When paired, you'll be connected and ready to go. The password is entered for you, and you can connect even if Internet sharing is turned off on your Windows Phone 8. This will allow you to not have to dig out your phone and turn on Internet sharing since it's done automatically when paired.
You will need to have Windows Phone 8 software version 8.0.10501.127
or later installed to be able connect this way.
When paired, the Windows Phone 8 wireless network in Windows 8.1
will have the same name (ex: Windows Phone) in Networks
(connect to) as it shows in Bluetooth devices.