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Using the Mobile Hotspot and Tethering on Your Galaxy Tab S2

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.

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

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Access the Hotspot

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps  > Settings  > Mobile hotspot and tethering.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  2. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  3. Touch the slider next to Off to turn the hotspot on.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  4. Touch ACCEPT.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  5. If you are connected to a wireless access point, you will be disconnected from the access point before you can turn on the hotspot. Touch OK to continue.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  6. The mobile hotspot icon is displayed at the top of your screen when the hotspot is turned on.

Configure the Hotspot

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps  > Settings  > Mobile hotspot and tethering.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  2. Touch Mobile hotspot.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  3. Touch MORE > Configure Mobile Hotspot.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  4. Enter or edit the Network name, select the Security type, and enter or edit the Password (if required). Mark the Hide my device checkbox to make your network invisible.

    On some devices, it may be necessary to unmark the checkbox next to Broadcast network name (SSID) to make your network invisible.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  5. Mark the Show advanced options checkbox to configure the Broadcast channel.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  6. Touch SAVE to continue. The hotspot will turn off and turn back on with the newly configured settings.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering

Connecting to the Hotspot

To connect to your Mobile HotSpot from another device:

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

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

USB Tethering

• Using your mobile device as a tethered wireless access point is data-intensive and will dramatically reduce battery life.
• We recommend you contact your wireless service provider and ask about availability with your plan.

Your mobile device can be used as a wireless modem. You can share your device’s mobile data connection with a single computer.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps  > Settings  >Mobile hotspot and tethering.

  2. Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device.

  3. Touch the USB tethering slider to turn the feature on. 

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hotspot and Tethering
  4. If Wi-Fi is turned on, you will need to turn it off before you can turn on tethering. Touch OK to continue.

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

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