Tethering & mobile hotspot: Samsung Vibrant

Learn how to share your mobile Internet with other devices using the Samsung Vibrant. 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:

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Drivers for computers

To download and install drivers for a Windows computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. Disconnect the device from the USB.
  2. Download USB Drivers.
    • Select orange download box.
  3. Install Drivers
    • Run Setup
  4. Connect the device.
  5. Run Windows Setup Wizard.
  6. Choose Allow Windows to install automatically.
    • This process may run 3 times


Note: Tethering works with Windows® 7, Windows XP,  Windows Vista®, and Mac OS. For more information on tethering with operating  systems, go to www.android.com/tether#usb

 

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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:

 

Note: This feature is only available on Android version 2.2 / Baseband version T959UVKB5.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu  key. 
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Wireless & network
  4. Tap Mobile AP.
  5. Tap Mobile AP Settings.  
  6. If desired, tap to edit the Network SSID
  7. Tap the Security drop-down menu. 
  8. Select one of the following options: 
    • Open 
    • WPA2 PSK
  9. Tap Save.

 

 

Turn on/off mobile hotspot

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

 

Note: This feature is only available on Android version 2.2 / Baseband version T959UVKB5.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key. 
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Wireless & network
  4. Tap Mobile AP
  5. If prompted, tap Yes.

 

 

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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. Tap the Menu  key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Wireless & network.
  5. Tap Tethering.
  6. Tap USB tethering.

 

 

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