Tethering & mobile hotspot: LG Optimus T

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the LG Optimus T. 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:

 

active.pngTethering via USB is turned on
wifish.pngMobile hotspot via Wi-Fi is turned on

 

 

Back to top

 

 

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 via a USB cable.

 

Tethering works with Windows® 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista®. To download and install the driver go to http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/TMUS_Update/index.jsp

 

Note: When you connect your phone 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.

 

 

Back to top

 

 

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, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  5. Tap Portable Wi-fi hotspot to turn on Wi-Fi sharing.
  6. View the warning about the battery and tap OK.
    Note: The first time you set up Portable HotSpot, the phone will automatically ask you for a new WPA2-Personal Password. Enter a password of 8 or more characters and tap Done and Save.
  7. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
  8. If desired, tap Configure Wi-Fi Hotspot to change the Network SSID name, the Security type, or the Password, then tap Save.

 

Your phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID) so you can connect to it with up to five computers or other devices. Your phone’s default SSID is AndroidAP.

 

 

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 key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  5. Tap Portable Wi-fi hotspot to turn on Wi-Fi sharing.

 

 

Back to top

 

 

Tethering via USB

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

 

  1. Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable.
  2. Press the Home key.
  3. Tap the Menu key.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Wireless & network.
  6. Tap Tethering & portable hotspot.
  7. Tap USB tethering to turn on tethering.

 

Your device starts sharing its mobile network data connection with your computer or other device via the USB connection.

 

 

Back to top