Tethering & mobile hotspot: T-Mobile Comet

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

 

USBconnected.jpgTethering via USB is turned on
Sharingactive.pngMobile 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:

 

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

 

Tethering works with Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, and WindowsXP, and with Mac OS X. For more information about tethering and operating systems, or to download a necessary configuration file for tethering on WindowsXP, visitwww.android.com/tether.

 

  • Note: When youconnect your phone to your computer with a USB cable, you can either tether oraccess files on your 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:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu  key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Tethering & portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  5. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
  6. Tap Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
  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:
    • Open
    • WPA2 PSK
  9. If desired, tap the Password text entry field to change the password.

 

 

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 & portable hotspot
  5. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to turn on Wi-Fi sharing.

 

 

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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 your device to a computer using a USB cable.
  2. Tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Wireless & network.

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  5. Tap Tethering.

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  6. Tap USB tethering.

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Your device starts sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer or other device via the USB connection.

 

 

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