Tethering & mobile hotspot: T-Mobile myTouch Q

    Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the T-Mobile myTouch Q. 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+sharing.pngUSB  tethering is active
    Wi-Fi+sharing.pngWi-Fi  Sharing is active

     

     

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    Drivers for computers

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

     

    Your phone can share its mobile data connection with a single computer via a USB cable.

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

     

    You must install the appropriate driver on your computer before you can tether. To install the driver, go to http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/TMUS_Update/index.jsp.

     

    Note: When you connect your phone to your 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.

     

     

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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:

     

    • Touch Settings.
    • Touch Wireless & networks.
    • Touch Tethering & Wi-Fi sharing.
    • Touch to select the Wi-Fi sharing check box to enable Wi-Fi sharing, if necessary.
    • Touch Wi-Fi sharing settings.
    • Touch Configure Wi-Fi sharing.
    • Touch the Network SSID field to enter a new network name, if desired.
    • Touch the Security drop-down box and select from the following options:
      • Open
      • WPA2 PSK
    • Touch the Password field to enter a new password, if desired.
    • Touch Done to close the on-screen keyboard, if necessary.
    • Touch Save when finished.

     

     

    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, touch the Menu key.
    2. Touch Settings.
    3. Touch Wireless & networks.
    4. Touch Tethering & Wi-Fi sharing.
    5. Touch to select the Wi-Fi sharing check box to enable Wi-Fi  sharing.

     

    Your phone starts sharing its mobile network data connection via Wi-Fi.

     

    Your phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID)so you can connect to it with up to five other devices. Your phone’s  default SSID is LG-C800_##.

     

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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. Touch the Back key. Important: Do NOT select Turn on USB storage.
    3. From any Home screen, touch the Menu key.
    4. Touch Settings.
    5. Touch Wireless & networks.
    6. Touch Tethering & Wi-Fi sharing.
    7. Touch to select the USB tethering check box to enable.

     

    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.

     

    If prompted on a Mac OS X computer, click Network Preferences to set up  the Android phone network interface. Click Apply.

     

    Your phone starts sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the USB cable.

     

    When finished, disable tethering and then safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

     

     

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