Tethering & mobile hotspot: HTC Sensation 4G

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the HTC Sensation 4G. 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:

 

usb connected.pngPhone  is connected to a computer via USB cable.
wifi sharing active.pngWi-Fi  Sharing is active.

 

 

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Drivers

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

 

Your phone can share its mobile data connection with a single computer over a USB cable. When you connect your phone to a computer with a USB cable, you can either tether or access files on the phone’s memory card, but you cannot do both. If you want to use your computer to access the memory card, you must turn off tethering.

 

For Windows computers, you may need to install the HTC driver before you can tether. To install the driver, download it from: http://www.htc.com/us/support/sensation4g-tmobile/downloads/.

 

 

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Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Set up mobile hotspot

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

 

  • Note: Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot settings cannot be changed when Wi-Fi sharing is turned on.
  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under Wireless & networks tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering & Mobile Hotspot.
  5. If necessary, tap Mobile hotspot to turn off Wi-Fi sharing.
  6. Tap Mobile hotspot settings.
  7. If desired, tap Securityand tap one of the following options:
    • None
    • WEP (128)
    • WPA (TKIP)
    • WPA2 (AES)
  8. If desired, tap the Password text entry field to change the password.
  9. Tap Manage users.
  10. Verify the Allowed users only check box is not selected.
  11. 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 Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Wi-Fi Tethering & Mobile HotSpot.
  4. Tap Mobile hotspot to select and turn on.

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Tethering via USB

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

 

  1. Install the tethering drivers (above) if necessary.
  2. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Wireless &networks or More.
  5. Scroll to and tap Tethering & Mobile Hotspot.
  6. Tap one of the following options:
    • Windows
    • Mac OS X
  7. Tap 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.
  9. If prompted on a Mac OS X computer, click Network Preferences to set up the Android phone network interface. Click Apply.

 

 

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