Bob has connected his phone to the USB port on his laptop. He is using the phone’s cellular connection to allow his laptop to access the Internet. Alice is using a WiFi connection to Bob’s phone to access the Internet. Bob’s phone is ____ to his laptop and is acting as a ____.
Setting up a phone as a hotspot permits other devices to use the phone's cellular Internet connection. The other devices can connect to the hotspot using WiFi or by tethering the phone to the device.