Smartphone Mobile Hotspot: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

 

On this page:

 

 

Set up

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

 

Turn on / off

 

  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.
    Mobile+hotspot+On-Off.png
  5. 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 Galaxy Tab3 7.0 [xxxx].