Tethering: Samsung Galaxy Avant

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

 

 

 

Computer drivers

  1. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Tethering & Networks.
  5. Tap the USB tethering switch to turn on.
  6. When the First Time User window appears, tap OK.
  7. If your PC uses Windows XP, tap Download Windows XP driver, follow the on-screen prompts.
  8. Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Linux systems will automatically download required drivers.
  9. For the latest information on operating systems and tethering, go to www.android.com/tether.

 

USB tethering

This option allows you to share your device’s mobile data connection via a direct USB connection between your device and a single computer. The Mobile HotSpot connectivity is a wireless version of this same functionality and allows you to provide Internet connectivity to multiple devices.

 

  • For more information on tethering with operating systems, go to www.android.com/tether.
  • You cannot mount your device’s microSD card to your computer while using the USB Tethering feature. If additional software or USB drivers are required, go to www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads.
  • When you connect your phone to a computer with a USB cable, you can either share your mobile data connection via tethering OR you can share files—you cannot do both. Do not turn on tethering if you want to use your computer to access your phone’s memory card.

 

To connect using USB tethering

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under NETWORK CONNECTIONS, tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  4. Tap Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Plug in the USB cable between your computer and your device.
  6. Tap USB tethering. This places a green check mark next to the entry and activates the feature.
  7. If prompted, read the on-screen notification about data use and tap OK.

 

To disconnect using USB tethering

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under NETWORK CONNECTIONS, tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  4. Tap Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Tap USB tethering to remove the check mark and deactivate the feature.
  6. Remove the USB cable from the device.