Galaxy Core - How do I set up and use the mobile hotspot or tethering features on my device?

Last Update date : 2015.01.23

Wi-Fi® Hotspot


The Wi-Fi hotspot feature lets you share your mobile device’s data connection with other devices by turning your device into a wireless access point. You can connect up to eight wireless devices via Wi-Fi.

WARNING: Using your mobile device as a wireless access point is data-intensive and will dramatically reduce battery life. We recommend contacting your wireless service provider and asking about availability with your plan. We also recommend keeping the device plugged in while the hotspot feature is on.

Turn On the Hotspot


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 11 .

2. Touch Settings 11 .

3. Touch Hotspot and Tethering 11 .

4. Touch Hotspot.

5. Touch the slider 11 to turn Hotspot on 11 .

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6. If you are connected to a wireless access point, you will be disconnected before you can use the hotspot. Touch OK to continue.

The Wi-Fi hotspot 11 icon is displayed at the top of your screen when the hotspot is on.

Configure the Hotspot


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 11 .

2. Touch Settings 11 .

3. Touch Hotspot and Tethering 11 .

4. Touch Hotspot.

5. Touch More options11 .

6. Touch Configure hotspot to edit the hotspot settings.

7. Enter or edit the Network SSID (network name), mark the Hide my device checkbox to make your network invisible, select the Security type, and enter or edit the Password (if required).

8. Mark the Show advanced options checkbox to configure the Broadcast channel and define the maximum number of connections.

9. Touch Save to continue. The hotspot will turn off and turn back on with the newly configured settings.

Connect to the Hotspot


1. Turn on the Wi-Fi feature on the device you want to connect to your mobile hotspot.

2. Search for your hotspot using the information shown on the Hotspot settings screen, and enter the necessary information.

USB Tethering


You can use your mobile device as a wireless modem to share its mobile data connection with a single computer.

WARNING: Using your mobile device as a tethered wireless modem is data-intensive and will dramatically reduce battery life. We recommend contacting your wireless service provider to ask about availability with your plan.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 11 .

2. Touch Settings 11 .

3. Touch Hotspot and Tethering 11 .

4. Mark the USB tethering checkbox to turn on the feature.

The USB tethering icon is displayed at the top of your screen when tethering is on. If the Wi-Fi feature is turned on, you will need to turn it off before you can turn on tethering.

NOTE: Installation of additional drivers may be required to tether your mobile device to your computer. If the drivers do not install automatically, go to the Samsung website and visit your device’s support page. Click Downloads to download the drivers for your device.


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