Galaxy S6: How to set up the Mobile Hotspot or tethering?

Last Update Date : Jul 26. 2019

The Mobile 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®.

Turn On Mobile Hotspot 

1 From the Home screen, tap Apps.
2 Tap Settings.
3 Tap Mobile hotspot and tethering
5 Tap the slider to turn Mobile hotspot on
6 If you are connected to a wireless access point, you will be disconnected before you can turn on the hotspot. Tap OK to continue.

 Note: The Mobile HotSpot icon displays at the top of your screen when Mobile HotSpot is turned on.

Configure HotSpot

1 From the Home screen, tap Apps
2 Tap Settings
3 Tap Mobile hotspot and tethering
4 Tap Mobile hotspot.
5 Tap MORE > Configure Mobile hotspot.
6 Enter or edit the Network name, set your Broadcast network name (SSID) preference, select the Security type, and enter or edit the Password.
7 Mark the Show advanced options checkbox to configure the Broadcast channel, Maximum connections, and Timeout settings.
8 Tap SAVE to continue. The hotspot will turn off and turn back on with the newly configured settings.

Connect HotSpot

To connect your Mobile HotSpot to another device:

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 Mobile hotspot settings screen, and enter the necessary information.

USB Tethering

Your mobile device can be used as a wireless modem to share its mobile data connection with a single computer.

1 Connect your device to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
2 From the Home screen, tap Apps
3 Tap Settings
4 Tap Mobile hotspot and tethering
5 Tap the USB tethering slider to turn the feature on.
6 If you are connected to a wireless access point, you will be disconnected before you can turn on tethering. Tap OK to continue.

Note: The USB tethering icon displays at the top of your screen when USB tethering is turned on.

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