Tethering: Samsung Galaxy S II

Learn how to share your mobile data connection over a USB cable using the Samsung Galaxy S II.





Connection icons for tethering

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


t999 usb tether.JPG.jpgTethering via USB is turned on



Drivers for computers


To download and install device drivers for computers, follow these steps:


Important: You must use the USB cable that comes with your phone.

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


You must install the appropriate driver on your computer before you can tether. To install the driver, go to http://tinyurl.com/GS2Tether



Tethering via USB


To connect the device internet to a computer via 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 key.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap More settings.
  6. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  7. Tap to select the USB tethering check box.
  8. Read the alert and tap OK.
  9. When done, safely disconnect the device from the computer.