Tethering & mobile hotspot: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G. 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:

 

usb1.jpgUSB tethering is active
usb2.jpgWi-Fi Sharing is active

 

 

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Drivers for computers

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

 

Your phone can share its mobile data connection with a single computer via a Use a USB cable to share your phone’s mobile data connection with a single computer.

 

To use your phone’s Wi-Fi sharing capability, you must have a Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing service plan. Tethering works with Windows® 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista®, and Mac OS X. For more information on tethering with operating systems, go to www.android.com/tether.

 

For Windows XP, you must install the tethering driver on your computer before you can tether. To install the driver, go to www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads.

 

When you use a USB cable to connect your phone to a computer, you can EITHER share your mobile data connection by tethering OR you can share files—you cannot do both. Do not turn on tethering if you want to use your computer to access your phone’s memory card in order to share files.

 

 

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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 menu.jpg key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless and network.
  4. Tap Tethering and portable hotspot.
  5. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
  6. Tap Configure portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  7. Enter a new Network SSID name.
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  8. Tap the Security drop-down menu.
  9. Tap WPA2 PSK.
  10. Tap the Password field and enter a password.
  11. Tap Save.
    • Note: If necessary, tap the Back key to close the on-screen keyboard.
  12. On your computer, connect to your device (SSID) via Wi-Fi settings.

 

 

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 menu.jpg key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless and network.
  4. Tap Tethering and portable hotspot.
  5. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
  6. If necessary, tap OK.
  7. Tap to select or clear the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot check box to turn on or off.
  8. If necessary, tap OK. Your phone is now sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the Wi-Fi connection.

 

 

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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 a USB cord to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. If necessary, tap the Home key or the Back key (do NOT select a USB mode).
  3. From any Home screen, tap the Menu menu.jpg key.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Wireless and network.
  6. Tap Tethering and portable hotspot.
  7. Tap to select the USB tethering check box.
  8. Read the alert and tap OK.
  9. Your phone starts sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the USB connection.
  10. When done, safely disconnect the device from the computer.

 

 

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