Tethering & mobile hotspot: T-Mobile myTouch 4G

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the T-Mobile myTouch 4G. 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:

 

hotspot_on.jpgTethering via USB is turned on
tethering_on.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. Connect the USB cable to the phone and a USB port on the computer.
  2. On the phone, touch and drag the Notification bar down.
  3. If it is not set to Disk drive, tap Select to change USB connection type.
  4. Tap Disk drive.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. On the computer, wait for a Removable Disk window to appear on the screen.
  7. Double-click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  8. Locate the HTCdriver.exe file on the memory card.
  9. Double-click the HTCdriver.exe file.
  10. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
  11. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer.
  12. Restart the computer after the driver install has completed.
  13. Once restarted, reconnect the USB cable to the computer.
  14. Touch and drag the Notification bar down.
  15. Tap Select to change USB connection type.
  16. Tap USB tethering.
  17. Tap Done.

 

 

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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 the Home screen, touch the App Drawer App Drawer Icon.png
  2. Touch Wi-Fi Hotspot.
  3. Touch OK.
  4. Touch the Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot check box.
  5. If necessary, read message and tap OK.
  6. If desired, tap Security and select one of the following options:
    • None
    • WEP (128)
    • WPA (TKIP)
    • WPA2 (AES)
  7. If desired, tap the Password field to change the password.
  8. Tap Manage users.
  9. Select or clear the Allowed users only bubble.
  10. Tap the Max connections field and select the desired setting.
  11. Tap Done.

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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. From any Home screen, press the Menu Menu Icon.png key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless & networks.
  4. Touch Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot.
  5. Tap the box to either turn on or off.

 

 

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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 a USB cord to the phone, then to a computer.
  3. Touch the Status bar and drag down.
  4. Touch Disk drive.
  5. Touch USB tethering.
  6. Touch Done.
  7. If necessary, touch Windowsor Mac OS X.

 

 

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