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How To Use Mobile HotSpot On Samsung Galaxy Note 2
How To Use Mobile HotSpot On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The Mobile HotSpot feature allows you to turn your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 into a Wi-Fi hotspot. The feature works best when used in conjunction with HSPA+ (4G) data services (although 3G service can also be used).

The Mobile HotSpot connectivity is a wireless version of this same functionality and allows you to provide Internet connectivity to multiple devices.

Note: The Mobile HotSpot service cannot be active when device is connected to Wi-Fi. Please disconnect your Wi-Fi connection prior to active this service.

Note: You must have a tethering plan on your account in order to use the Mobile HotSpot. You cannot use data on the device while using Mobile HotSpot.

To activate the Mobile HotSpot service:

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Mobile HotSpot icon.

– or –

  • Press Home button > Menu key and then tap Settings > More settings > Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  • In a single motion touch and slide the Mobile HotSpot slider to the right to turn it on.
  • Read the on-screen notification regarding data use and tap OK.
  • Tap the Mobile HotSpot field to access the main application.
  • Tap Configure and create a new Network SSID name and then write it down.
  • Verify the Security field is set to WPA2 PSK.
  • Enter a new password then write it down.
  • Tap Save to store the new settings.
  • Confirm the Mobile HoSpot active icon appears at the top of the screen.

Note: By default, the connection is not secured.

Note: Using your Mobile HotSpot drains your device’s battery much faster. The best way to keep using the device as a HotSpot is by connecting to a Charger.

To connect to the HotSpot:

  • Enable Wi-Fi (wireless) functionality on your target device (laptop, media device, etc.).
  • Scan for Wi-Fi networks from the external device and select your device’s Mobile HotSpot name from the network list.
    • The SSID name for your device’s hotspot is determined by what you entered into the Network SSID field.
    • You can change the name by tapping Configure > Network SSID and changing the entry.
  • Select this HotSpot and follow your on-screen instructions to complete the connection.
  • Launch your Web browser to confirm you have an Internet connection.

To change the Portable HotSpot password:

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Mobile HotSpot icon.
  • Tap Mobile HotSpot > Configure.
  • Tap the Security field and select WPA2 PSK.
  • With security enabled, delete the previous password and enter a new one into the Password field.

Note: The more complex the password, the harder it will be for intruders to break your security. It is recommended that you not use names, birthdays, or other personal information.

  • Tap Save to store the new settings.
  • To manage connected devices:
  • This feature allows you to provide MAC filtering on your device. This is similar to a “VIP list” where only device on the list are allowed access.
  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Mobile HotSpot icon.
  • Tap Mobile HotSpot > Allowed devices.
  • Tap + Add new device icon to add devices to the allowed for connection list.
  • Enter the Device name and Mac address.
  • Tap OK to save the new device.