Tethering & mobile hotspot: Dell Streak 7

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Dell Streak 7. 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:

 

wifiquestion.pngWi-Fi is active, but there is a communication issue with the Wireless Access Point (WAP)
wifi.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:

 

  1. For more information, go to www.android.com/tether#wifi.

 

 

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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 & network.
  4. Tap Tethering & Wi-Fi Sharing.
  5. Tap Wi-Fi Sharing settings.
  6. Tap Configure Wi-Fi Sharing.
  7. Enter the Network SSID.
  8. Tap the Security drop-down menu.
  9. Select one of the following options:
    • Open
    • WPA2 PSK
  10. Tap Save.

 

 

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 & network.
  4. Tap Tethering & Wi-Fi Sharing.
  5. Tap Wi-Fi Sharing.
    • To turn off Wi-Fi Sharing, this option should be checked.

 

 

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Tethering via USB

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

 

Note:

  • For Windows XP, first install the driver on your computer before you can tether. To install the driver, go to www.android.com/tether.
  • When you connect your tablet to a computer with a 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.

 

  1. Connect your tablet to a device using a USB cable.
  2. Tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Wireless & network.
  5. Tap Tethering & Wi-Fi Sharing.
  6. Tap USB tethering.
  7. Your tablet starts sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer or other device via the USB connection.

 

 

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