Tethering & mobile hotspot: Samsung Galaxy S II

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Samsung Galaxy S II. 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:

 

t999 usb tether.JPGTethering via USB is turned on
t999 usb tether.JPGMobile 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:

 

Important: You must use the USB cable that comes with your phone.

Tethering works with Windows® 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista®, and Mac OS X. 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://tinyurl.com/GS2Tether

 

 

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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 More Settings.
  4. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Tap the Mobile Hotspot Switch.
  6. Tap Cancel. Otherwise, tap OK to learn more about the Mobile Hotspot feature.
  7. The ‘First time HotSpot configuration’ window pops up. Tap the Password field.
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  8. Enter a password that other devices must enter to connect to your Mobile HotSpot.
    Note: Your password must be at least eight characters long.
  9. Tap to adjust any other desired settings.
  10. Tap Save. The Switch moves right and turns green. Your Mobile HotSpot is now active.

Your phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID) so you can connect to it with up to eight other devices. Your phone’s default SSID is Samsung Galaxy S II [xxxx].

 

 

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 More settings.
  4. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  5. To turn on, tap the Mobile HotSpot Switch. Switch moves right and turns green.
  6. To turn off, tap the Mobile HotSpot Switch. Switch moves left and turns grey.

 

 

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Tethering via USB

To share your 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. If necessary, tap the Home key or the Back key (do NOT select a USB mode).
  3. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap More settings.
  6. Tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  7. Tap to select the USB tethering check box.
  8. Read the alert and tap OK.
  9. When done, safely disconnect the device from the computer.

 

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

 

 

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