Assuming your Laptop is Wifi capable
1. Method 1
On your phone, navigate to Settings > Wireless and networks >click more... > Tethering > drag the bar/slider from O to I to turn on the hotspot > Setup Wifi... > down arrow and select WPA2 PSK > use your cell number as your password (you can use any other combination you can remember) > tap Save.
2. Method 2
On your phone launch Google Play Store > Tap the search icon > type Portable Wifi Hotspot and tap Go/Search > Tap on the app to download and install. Tap Open when done > check the Portable Wifi Hotspot box > Tap Portable Wifi Hotspot Settings > Setup Wifi... > down arrow and select WPA2 PSK > use your cell number as your password (you can use any other combination you can remember) > tap Save.
On your laptop, Open the Wifi > Click on the Wireless connections icon > Look for your device's name > click it and click Connect > Input the Wifi hotspot you set > hit Ok and you should be connect within 5 seconds.
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