Tethering & mobile hotspot: Samsung Tab 2 10.1

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Samsung Tab 2 10.1. 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:

 

tethering.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:

 

  1. On your computer, open the webpage http://samsung.com/kies.
  2. Click Download for Windows.
  3. Follow the prompts to download and install the drivers.

 

 

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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:

 

Note: It is not possible to configure the maximum number of connections on this device.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under the Wireless and networks category, tap More settings then tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
    More settings, tethering.png
  4. If this is the first time opening Tethering and Mobile HotSpot, First time HotSpot configuration will automatically display.  Otherwise, tap Configure.
    Configure.png
  5. If desired, enter a unique name for the network SSID.
  6. Tap the Security drop-down menu and select from the following options:
    • Open
    • WPA PSK
    • WPA2 PSK
  7. If desired, tap the Password field to open the on-screen keyboard.
    Note: Your password must be at least 8 characters long.
    First time configuration.png
  8. Tap Show advanced options to configure the following:
    • Broadcast channel
    • Timeout settings
      Configure - Details - Advanced.png
  9. Tap Save.
  10. To toggle only allowed devices being able to connect via Mobile HotSpot, perform the following:
    1. Tap the SSID name of the mobile hotspot.
      Allowed devices - Toggle.png
    2. Tap to select one of the following:
      • Allow all devices
      • Only allowed devices
        Allowed devices - Toggle - Select.png
  11. To add devices to the Allowed devices list, perform the following:
    1. Tap Allowed devices.
      Allowed devices.png
    2. Tap Add.
      Allowed devices - Add.png
    3. Enter the device details.
      Allowed devices - Add - Details.png
    4. Tap OK.
  12. On your computer or another capable device, connect to your tablet (SSID) via Wi-Fi hotspot.

 

 

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 Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under the Wireless and networks category, tap More settings then tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
    More settings, tethering.png
  4. Tap the Mobile HotSpot slider to turn it On or Off.
    Hotspot On-Off.png
    Note: Your tablet starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID) so you can connect it to other computers or devices. Your tablet’s default SSID is Samsung Tab 2 [xx].

 

 

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Tethering via USB

To share your mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:


Download and install Samsung Kies 2.0

  1. Open a web browser on the computer you want to share files with.
  2. Navigate to www.samsung.com/us/kies/.
  3. Click on one of the following options:
    1. Download Kies (WINDOWS®)
    2. Download Kies (MAC®)
  4. In the search box, enter the word Kies and then click the Search icon.
  5. Click Samsung Kies.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Open the file you just downloaded.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish downloading and installing Kies on the computer.

 

More information

For more information about using Samsung Kies, click on the following link: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/SupportOwnersFAQPopup.do?faq_id=FAQ00029012&fm_seq=29180 Install the tethering driver

  1. Download and install Samsung Kies 2.0 on the computer you want to share your data connection with.
  2. On the computer, open Samsung Kies.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Click Install driver.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

 

Tether Your Tablet

To share your mobile data connection with a single computer by tethering, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your tablet to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. On your tablet, from any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  3. Tap Settings.Under the Wireless and networks category, tap More settings then tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
    More settings, tethering.png
  4. Tap to select the USB tethering check box.
  5. Your tablet is now sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the USB connection.

 

 

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