Tethering & mobile hotspot: HTC One S

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the HTC One S. Find out more on this page:

 

Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

Drivers for computers

Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Tethering via USB

 

 

Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

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

 

tethering+icon+ville+MR4.jpgTethering via USB is turned on
wifi sharing active.pngMobile hotspot via Wi-Fi is turned on

 

 

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Drivers for computers

To download and install drivers for a Windows computer, follow these steps:

 

Mac computer

  1. Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
  2. When the pop-up window appears, double-click the HTC Sync icon or else navigate to www.htc.com/www/software/htc-sync-manager.
  3. Click Free download.
  4. Next to “I agree to the terms of the license agreement,” click the Check box.
  5. Click Download.
  6. When the download finishes, click the Downloads icon.
  7. Next to ‘setup_2.0.56_htc.dmg,’ click the Install icon.
  8. Double-click HTC Sync Manager.

 

 

 

PC computer

  1. Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
  2. When the ‘Do you want to download HTC Sync Manager now?’ pop-up window appears, click Yes.
    Note: If the pop-up window fails to appear, you can follow these steps:
    1. Navigate to www.htc.com/www/software/htc-sync-manager.
    2. Click Free download, select the Check box, and then click Download.
    3. When the download finishes, click Setup_2.0.53.0_htc.exe. Click Run, and then skip to step 5.
  3. Click I accept the terms of the license agreement, and then click Next.
  4. If desired, click Change to adjust where the program will install.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Click Finish.

 

 

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Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Set up mobile hotspot

Note: Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot settings cannot be changed when Wi-Fi sharing is turned on.

 

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Tap Mobile network sharing.
  5. Tap Mobile Hotspot settings.
  6. If necessary, read message and tap OK.
  7. If desired, tap Security and select one of the following options:
    • None

    • WEP (128)

    • WPA (TKIP)

    • WPA2 (AES)

  8. If desired, tap the Password field to change the password.
  9. Tap Manage users.
  10. Select or clear the Allowed users only bubble.
  11. Tap the Max connections field and select the desired setting.
  12. Tap Done.

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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 Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Tap Mobile network sharing.
  5. Select or clear the Mobile Hotspot bubble.

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Note: When enabled, your phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID) so you can connect to it with up to five computers or other devices. Your phone’s default SSID is HTC One S.

 

 

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Tethering via USB

To share you mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect a USB cord to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap More.
  5. Tap Mobile network sharing.
  6. Tap USB network setting.
  7. Turn on USB tethering.
    Note: USB cord must be attached to access USB tethering.
  8. If prompted on a Windows XP computer, click Next to install the driver software via the Found New Hardware Wizard. If necessary, click Browse and navigate to My Computer or My Documents, then click Next.
    Note: If prompted on a Mac OS X computer, click Network Preferences to set up the Android phone network interface. Click Apply.
  9. Your phone is now sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the USB connection. When finished, disable tethering and then safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

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