Tethering & mobile hotspot: HTC Amaze 4G

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the HTC Amaze 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.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 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/amaze4g-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:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu menuicon.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering & Hotspot.
  5. If necessary, tap Mobile Hotspot to clear and turn off.
  6. Tap Mobile Hotspot settings.
  7. If desired, tap the Router name (SSID) text entry field to change the SSID.
  8. If desired, tap Security and tap one of the following options:
    • None
    • WEP (128)
    • WPA (TKIP)
    • WPA2 (AES)
  9. If desired, tap the Password text entry field to change the password.
  10. Tap Manage users.
  11. Verify the Allowed users only check box is not selected.
  12. Tap Done.Turn off
  13. Turn on the hotspot to save settings.

 

 

Turn on / off mobile hotspot

To turn on or turn off a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  • Note: if not already, connect to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu menuicon.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Tap Tethering & Mobile Hotpot.
  5. Tap Mobile hotspot to turn on Wi-Fi sharing.
  6. The Mobile Hotspot icon appears in the status bar.

 

 

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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. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your phone.
  3. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  4. On your phone, a Choosea connection type message appears.
  5. Tap USB Tethering.
  6. Tap Done.
  7. Tap to select one of the following options:
    • Windows
      • If prompted on a Windows XP computer, click Next to install the driver software viathe Found New Hardware Wizard. If necessary, click Browse and navigate to My Computer or My Documents, then click Next.
    • Mac OS X
      • If prompted on a Mac OS X computer, click Network Preferences to set up the Android device network interface. Click Apply.
    1. Your phone is now sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer over the USB cable.
    2. When finished sharing, tap the Status bar and drag down, tap USB tethering, tap Charge only, and then tap Done.
    3. Safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

     

     

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