Tethering & mobile hotspot: T-Mobile G2

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the T-Mobile G2. 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:

 

TetheringActive.pngTethering via USB is turned on
WiFiSharingactive.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 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/t-mobile-g2/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. Tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  5. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
  6. Tap Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
  7. Enter the name for the SSID
    • Note: Your device’s default SSID is AndroidAP.
  8. Tap Security.
  9. Tap WPA2 PSK.
  10. Tap the Password field.
  11. Enter your password.
    Note: The password must be 8 characters or more.
  12. Tap Save.

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Turn on/off mobile hotspot

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

 

  1. Tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  5. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to select (turn on) the check box.
  6. Your phone is now sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the Wi-Fi connection.

 

 

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Tethering via USB

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

 

  1. Install the tethering drivers (above) if necessary.
  2. Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable.
  3. Tap the Menu key.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Wireless & networks.
  6. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  7. Tap USB tethering to select (turn on) the check box.
  8. Your phone is now sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer via the USB connection.

 

 

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