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Samsung P5100 Galaxy Tab2 10.1

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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, first you need to set up your tablet for Internet.

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Press the menu icon.

Step 2 of 16

Press Settings.

Step 3 of 16

Press More....

Step 4 of 16

Press Tethering and portable hotspot.

Step 5 of 16

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 6 of 16

Press Configure.

Step 7 of 16

Press the field below "Network SSID" and key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 8 of 16

Press the drop down list below "Security".

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

Step 10 of 16

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

Step 11 of 16

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

Step 12 of 16

Press Save.

Step 13 of 16

Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" to activate the function.

Step 14 of 16

Press OK.

Step 15 of 16

Press OK.

Step 16 of 16

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

1. Find "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot"

Press the menu icon.
Press Settings.
Press More....
Press Tethering and portable hotspot.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

2. Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

Press Configure.
Press the field below "Network SSID" and 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 WPA PSK or WPA2 PSK.
Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.
Press Save.

3. Activate the Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" to activate the function.
Press OK.
Press OK.

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 your tablet on the list.
Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish a connection to your tablet.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
  

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