Tethering & mobile hotspot: Samsung Galaxy S 4

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Find out more on this page:

 

Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

Drivers for computers

Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Tethering via USB

 

 

Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:

 

tethering.jpgTethering via USB is turned on
tethering.jpgMobile hotspot via Wi-Fi is turned on

 

 

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Drivers for computers

To download and install drivers for a Windows computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. Navigate to http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SGH-M919ZKATMB?.
  2. Click the Downloads tab.
  3. Click the USB Driver link.
  4. Follow the prompts to download and install the drivers.

 

 

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Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Set up mobile hotspot

To set up or configure a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  6. Tap Mobile HotSpot.
  7. Tap Configure.
  8. Tap to adjust the following settings:
    • Network SSID
    • Broadcast network name (SSID) (on/off)
    • Security
    • Password

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  1. Check the Show advanced options box to adjust the following settings:
    • Broadcast channel
    • Auto
    • Maximum connections
    • Timeout settings

 

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Turn on / off mobile hotspot

To turn on or turn off a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  6. To turn off, tap the Mobile Hotspot Switch to Off. The Switch moves left and turns grey.
  7. To turn on, tap the Mobile HotSpot Switch to On. The Switch moves right and turns green.
  8. You must create a password before using the Mobile HotSpot.
  9. If you are turning on the Mobile HotSpot for the first time, you will be prompted to create a Wi-Fi password.
  10. When the pop-up window appears (pictured below):
    1. Tap the Password field.
    2. Enter the password (passwords must be at least eight characters)
    3. Tap Save.


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Tethering via USB

To share you mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap the Connections tab.
  5. Tap More networks.
  6. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  7. To share your connection, tap USB tethering to select the check box.
  8. Tap OK if you would like to learn more about tethering.

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To disconnect your mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  6. Tap USB tethering to clear the check box.
  7. Disconnect the USB cable.

 

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