Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot
Drivers for computers
Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi
Tethering via USB
When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:
USB tethering is active
Wi-Fi Sharing is active
Both tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing is active
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Your device has the capability to share its mobile data connection with a single computer via a USB cable.
Tethering works with Windows® 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista®,and Linux. For more information on tethering with operating systems, visit www.android.com/tether.
For Windows XP, you must install the appropriate driver on your computer before you can tether. To install the driver, go to
When you connect your device to your computer with the USB cable, you can either tether or access files on the memory card but you cannot do both. If you want to use your computer to access the memory card, then you must first turn off tethering.
To set up or configure a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:
Note: It is NOT possible to configure the following options:
To turn on or turn off a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:
To share your mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:
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