Tethering: T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE

Learn how to share your mobile data connection over a USB cable using the T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE.

 

 

 

 

Tethering via USB

 

To connect the device internet to a computer via USB cable, follow these steps:

 

Notes

  • Webconnect software must be installed to use tethering (explained below)
  • To end a session, simply remove the USB cable

 

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Mac OS
  • Linux

 

PC

To connect your PC computer to your Mobile Hotspot using tethering, follow these steps:

  1. Power on your Mobile Hotspot.
  2. Connect the large end of your USB cord to your USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the small end of your USB cord to your Mobile Hotspot.
    charging the mobile hotspot.jpg
  4. If you haven't already installed the Webconnect software, complete the Mobile Hotspot Install Wizard by following the next six steps. Otherwise, skip to step 5.

    1. From the pop-up window, click Next.

      Note: If the pop-up window fails to appear, click Start, click My Computer, hover your cursor over Mobile HotSpot and then Right-click, click Open, double-click on the Windows folder, and then double-click on the autorun.exe icon.
    2. Click Next.
    3. Click Next.
    4. Click Next.
    5. Click Install.
    6. Click Finish. When installation has finished, the Admin Shortcut 9.jpg icon appears on your desktop.

  5. Tethering is now active. Open your web browser and navigate to the desired web page.
  6. To end the session, remove the USB cable.

 

Mac

To connect your Mac computer to your Mobile Hotspot using tethering, follow these steps:

  1. Charge and turn on your Mobile Hotspot.
  2. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the bottom of the Mobile Hotspot.
    charging the mobile hotspot.jpg
  3. Plug the large end of the USB cable into a USB port on your Wi-Fi enabled computer.
  4. If you haven't already installed the Webconnect software, complete the Mobile Hotspot Install Wizard by following the next five steps. Otherwise, skip to step 5.  
    1. From the pop-up window, click Mac.Note: If your computer fails to automatically launch installation of the Mobile Hotspot shortcut, follow these steps:
      1. From the desktop screen, if necessary, close any pop-up windows to reveal the ‘Go’ Menu link at the top of the screen.
      2. Click Go
      3. Click Computer
      4. Double-click Mobile Hotspot.
      5. Double-click Mac.
    2. Double-click Mobile Hotspot.mpkg.
    3. Click Continue.
    4. If necessary, click ‘Change Install location’or ‘Customize’ to adjust these settings. When finished, click Install
    5. When the installation finishes, click Close. The Admin shortcut 9.jpg appears on your desktop when the software has finished installing.
  5. Tethering is now active. Open your web browser and navigate to the desired web page.
  6. To end the session, remove the USB cable.

 

Linux

To connect your Linux computer to your Mobile Hotspot using tethering, follow these steps:

  1. Charge and turn on your Mobile Hotspot.
  2. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the bottom of the Mobile Hotspot.
    charging the mobile hotspot.jpg
  3. Plug the large end of the USB cable into a USB port on your Wi-Fi enabled computer.If you haven't already installed the Webconnect software, you must complete the next 3 steps to install.
  4. Click the CD ROM 9.jpg icon or else manually navigate to and open your USB drive.
  5. Double click the Install linux install icon.jpg icon.
  6. Click Run.
    linux run icon.jpgTethering is active when the download finishes.
  7. Open the web browser and navigate to the desired web page.
  8. To end the session, remove the USB cable.