Tethering & mobile hotspot: Google Nexus 7 (2013)

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Google Nexus 7 LTE. 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:

 

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Drivers

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

 

Your phone can share its mobile data connection with a single computer over a USB cable.

 

Tethering works with Windows 7, Windows XP,Windows Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux. For more information about tethering and operating systems, visit www.android.com/tether.

 

For Windows XP, you must have the appropriate driver installed on your computer before you can tether. To learn more, go to www.android.com/tether.

 

Note: When you connect your phone to a computer with a USB cable, you can either tether or access files on the phone’s memory card, you cannot do both. If you want to use your computer to access the memory card, you must turn off tethering.

 

 

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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 All appsAll Apps.pngicon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  5. Tap to select the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot check box.
  6. Tap Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
  7. Tap the Network SSID field to enter a new network name, if desired.
  8. Tap the Security drop-down menu and select the desired options.
  9. If prompted, enter a password.
  10. Tap Save.

 

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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 All appsAll Apps.pngicon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  5. Tap to select the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot check box.

 

Your phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID) so you can connect it with up to 8 other devices and share your mobile network data connection.Your phone’s default SSID is AndroidAPXXXX.

 

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Tethering via USB

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

 

Note: USB tethering is not supported on Mac OS.

 

  1. Connect a USB cable to your phone, then to a computer.
  2. A USB icon will appear at the top of the screen and the notification Connected as a media device or Connected as a camera appears briefly at the top of the screen.
  3. From any Home screen, tap the All appsAll Apps.pngicon.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
  6. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  7. Tap the USB tethering check box.
  8. Your computer is now sharing your device's data connection.
  9. When done, safely disconnect the device from the computer.

 

 

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