Mobile hotspot: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

 

 

 

 

Connection icon for mobile hotspot

 

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

 

tethering.jpgMobile hotspot via Wi-Fi is turned on

 

 

Set up mobile hotspot

 

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

 

Note: It is not possible to configure the maximum number of connections on this device.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under the Wireless and networks category, tap More settings then tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.More settings, tethering.png
  4. If this is the first time opening Tethering and Mobile HotSpot, First time HotSpot configuration will automatically display.  Otherwise, tap Configure.
    Configure.png
  5. If desired, enter a unique name for the network SSID.
  6. Tap the Security drop-down menu and select from the following options:
    • Open
    • WPA PSK
    • WPA2 PSK
  7. If desired, tap the Password field to open the on-screen keyboard.Note: Your password must be at least 8 characters long.First time configuration.png
  8. Tap Show advanced options to configure the following:
    • Broadcast channel
    • Timeout settings
      Configure - Details - Advanced.png
  9. Tap Save.
  10. To toggle only allowed devices being able to connect via Mobile HotSpot, perform the following:
    1. Tap the SSID name of the mobile hotspot.Allowed devices - Toggle.png
    2. Tap to select one of the following:
      • Allow all devices
      • Only allowed devices
        Allowed devices - Toggle - Select.png
  11. To add devices to the Allowed devices list, perform the following:
    1. Tap Allowed devices.Allowed devices.png
    2. Tap Add.Allowed devices - Add.png
    3. Enter the device details.Allowed devices - Add - Details.png
    4. Tap OK.
  12. On your computer or another capable device, connect to your tablet (SSID) via Wi-Fi hotspot.

 

 

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 Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under the Wireless and networks category, tap More settings then tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.More settings, tethering.png
  4. Tap the Mobile HotSpot slider to turn it On or Off.
    Hotspot On-Off.png
    Note: Your tablet starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID) so you can connect it to other computers or devices. Your tablet’s default SSID is Samsung Tab 2 [xx].