Tethering & mobile hotspot: T-Mobile Prism

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the T-Mobile Prism. 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:

 

image017.gifUSB tethering is active
image019.gifSmartphone Mobile HotSpot / Wi-Fi Sharing is active

 

 

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Drivers

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

 

Tethering works with Windows® 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Mac OS X, and Linux. For more information about tethering and operating systems, visit www.android.com/tether.

 

For Windows XP, you must have the appropriate driver installed on your computer before you can tether. To learn more, go to www.android.com/tether.

 

Note: 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, you cannot do both. If you want to use your computer to access the memory card, you must turn off tethering.

 

 

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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:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Tethering & Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Tap Mobile HotSpot settings.
  6. Tap Configure Mobile HotSpot.
  7. Enter the Network SSID.
  8. Under Security, tap one of the following options:
    • Open 
    • WPA2 PSK
  9. If prompted, enter a password.
  10. Tap Save.

 

 

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 Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Tethering & Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Tap to select the Mobile HotSpot check box.
  6. Tap OK.
  7. Tap OK again.

 

 

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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 cable to your phone, then to a computer.
  2. Tap the Home key.
  3. Tap the Menu key.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Wireless & networks.
  6. Tap Tethering & Mobile HotSpot.
  7. Tap USB tethering check box.
  8. Read the alert and tap OK.
  9. When done, safely disconnect the device from the computer.

 

 

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