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    Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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    How to set up and use your tablet as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    When you use your tablet as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can share your tablet's Internet connection with other devices via WLAN. Remember, you need to set up your tablet for Internet.

    Step 1 of 14

    Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your tablet.
    Press the settings icon.

    Step 2 of 14

    Press Mobile hotspot and tethering.

    Step 3 of 14

    Press Mobile hotspot.

    Step 4 of 14

    Press MORE.

    Step 5 of 14

    Press Configure Mobile hotspot.

    Step 6 of 14

    Key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
    Press the drop down list below "Security".

    Step 7 of 14

    If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
    Press Open.

    Step 8 of 14

    If you want to password protect your hotspot:
    Press WPA2 PSK.

    Step 9 of 14

    Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.

    Step 10 of 14

    Press SAVE.

    Step 11 of 14

    Press the indicator below "Mobile hotspot" until the function is activated.

    Step 12 of 14

    If WLAN is activated:
    Press OK to confirm.

    Step 13 of 14

    Do the following on the device which will connect to your Wi-Fi hotspot:
    Activate WLAN.
    Find the list of available WLANs.
    Select the network name you keyed in in step 2.
    Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
    When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

    Step 14 of 14

    Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

    1. Find "Configure Mobile hotspot"

    Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your tablet.
    Press the settings icon.
    Press Mobile hotspot and tethering.
    Press Mobile hotspot.
    Press MORE.
    Press Configure Mobile hotspot.

    2. Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

    Key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
    Press the drop down list below "Security".
    If you don't want to password protect your hotspot:
    Press Open.
    If you want to password protect your hotspot:
    Press WPA2 PSK.
    Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.
    Press SAVE.

    3. Activate Wi-Fi hotspot

    Press the indicator below "Mobile hotspot" until the function is activated.
    If WLAN is activated:
    Press OK to confirm.

    4. Establish a connection

    Do the following on the device which will connect to your Wi-Fi hotspot:
    Activate WLAN.
    Find the list of available WLANs.
    Select the network name you keyed in in step 2.
    Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
    When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

    5. Return to the Home screen

    Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

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