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Turn your Samsung Galaxy Note II, s3 or s4 into a wifi hotspot to share internet with your laptop wirelessly

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Hotspot issues, can't connect Laptop to the internet using my phone as a hotspot?

My Laptop can't find my phone as a hotspot.

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If you have followed the instructions in the article below and your computer still can't find your phone as a hotspot do the following:

  • Make sure your computer can connect to other networks.
    • If it can, then the problem is with your phone.
    • If it cannot, then the problem is with your computer. Perhaps you don't have a WiFi card installed, or maybe the one you have has malfunctioned and it will need repairs.
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  • If the problem is with your phone, take it into an authorized service center for repair.

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I have the Samsung Note2 and all of the sudden it won't hook up with the home router. I use very little data so I opted for a 1GB data plan. Since I've done that, I can no longer access the home router. My Laptop has full strength but my phone can't access. Can You help? I have Verizon?

Accessing the home router with my Samsung Note II cellphone

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  1. 1
    Reset your router.
    This can be done by unplugging it for a few minutes.
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    Delete all the previous saved WiFi accounts to your home router on your Note2.
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    Try to connect again.
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    Check your APN Settings under the More option in Settings.
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    If all of this fails, hard reset your device.
    If that fails, then you will need to install new hardware which can be done through Kies on the PC.
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Hotspot Connection - ASUS One laptop (Windows 10) doesn't see Samsung Galaxy S4 (Lolipop 5.0)?

ASUS One laptop (Windows 10) doesn't see Samsung Galaxy S4 (Lolipop 5.0) hotspot. Other devices can see the hotspot, but not the Windows 10 laptop. I've done all the available Windows updates already hoping it was a driver issue, but no dice. Do you have any suggestions?. I have tried: WiFi Sense toggles on laptop (Windows 10) for visible and share device on phone (Android 5.0). I think it was caused by: Never been able to connect using Windows 10 laptop. Have connected a Windows 8.1 laptop to the same phone previously.

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According to [Microsoft's Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Support Page], you need to be signed into your Microsoft account for this to work. You should also enable Location on your device. If these two solutions do not resolve your issue, then go through the other suggestions on the Support Page. One trick is to install Kies on your PC and see if then the phone is connected. For some people, this seems to tell Windows 10 that your Samsung is OK to connect to.

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WiFi tethering is not working on Note2?

I have a phone bought from the US (unlocked). It is a Note2. I am in India for a few days and have bought a local SIM here. I am able to browse the Internet on the phone, but for some reason it is not allowing tethering. Is there any restriction been put or am I missing something?

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In this case, the restriction is put by the carrier, most likely. You will need to contact the carrier to enable the tethering service.

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Turn your Samsung Galaxy Note II, s3 or s4 into a wifi hotspot to share internet with your laptop wirelessly

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How can I send invitation message to nearby smartphone devices using WiFi. I am using Note3?

Hello sir, I am using Samsung Note3 smartphone and like to use it as hotspot to transmit invitation messages to nearby smartphones, how can I do that, thanks.

You can only hotspot to 5 other devices at one time. Another option would be to use Bluetooth to transmit a message which is now available to do over Lollipop OS. If you all have a Samsung device then you can use their SmartShare option. For your message to transmit, both you and the other person would have to pair your devices.

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Can't turn on my hotspot on Galaxy 4?

Can't turn on my hotspot on Galaxy 4

If you can't turn on your hotspot, then it is your cell carrier that is stopping this. Some networks such as Straight Talk require you to purchase an additional hotspot package.

Hi I am trying to set up my unlocked cellphone Samsung Note2 as a wireless hotspot using a new SIM card and it won't work?

My SIM will work on my friends phone as a hotspot but it won't work on my own phone. Also, his SIM will work for hotspot on my phone but my own SIM won't work on my phone.

Since your phone is unlocked, did you install Xposed Framework on the device? This is needed on many unlocked devices in order to hotspot. Otherwise, even after a phone is unlocked, some carriers like AT&T require you to turn their AT&T hotspot app to avoid conflict.

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I don't have a problem connecting to my hotspot but I'm having trouble figuring out how to use my S4 as a remote to play my music and control volume and song selection from my cellphone instead of getting up to my laptop all the time to do those functions?

S4 Samsung cellphone

Aspire/V5 laptop with Windows8.1

Install an app from Google Play such as Unified Remote. You would then download the Unified Remote Software for the PC. It is extremely user-friendly and reliable.

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My Samsung Note3 was set up as a mobile hotspot for my laptop nearly two years ago. It is now no longer connecting?

I now need the access I used to rely upon. My laptop no longer connects through my phone. I removed the device from my phone and from my computer, re-paired them from scratch, and now my computer will not connect. I think that perhaps it will not stop to ask me for a password, which I would expect it to do. The laptop sees the phone in my list of available wireless connection points, but when I click to connect, it quickly says it is unable to do so, and the troubleshooting section does not help. I have Windows 7 on my laptop.

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Do you have Kies installed on your PC? Try that program to have your PC recognize your Note3. Have you tried to tether and USB hotspot? If you updated your Note3, you should put your phone into Recovery Mode and choose Wipe Cache Partition. Then choose Clear Dalvik Cache from the same Recovery Menu. You should also see if your cell phone plan has changed to not allow hotspot features.

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How do I turn on the WiFi setting on my Galaxy Note2?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note2, I have been trying to figure out how turn on the WiFi so I can connect to the internet. but every time I try connecting, the WiFi keeps turning off? so I am not sure why it will not connect

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This was a bug with an OS update. Turn off your Note2. Remove the battery, SIM Card, and SD card. Now hold down the Power button for around a minute. While you are doing this, reboot your Router. Put the battery back in your device, but only the battery. Turn the device on and try to enable the WiFi. If this works and you can keep a stable connection, then put back in the SIM and SD cards. Reboot your device and it should work now.

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Laptop won't join WiFi hotspot?

I have a laptop that connects to my home internet. I have a Samsung S5 (I think) that connects to my iPad via hotspot. I cannot get laptop to connect to Samsung hotspot. It shows up as available but can't get passed the checking part. So I don't even get to putting in the password. It works if I connect phone via cable! weird. Thanks

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On your iPad, under Settings look for Sharing. Then go into the method you use either WiFi or Bluetooth. You can configure how you connect with options such as Always Allow the Samsung S5. If you are still experiencing issues then use an app for streaming that works on both Android and iOS.

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PC no longer connects to Android phone's wireless hotspot?

Hi Daniel, I Went to use my Android phone as a wireless hotspot, but it no longer seems to connect for some reason. I've tried using USB tethering but that doesn't work anymore either. I checked to see if the Qualcomm Atheros AR946x Wireless Network adapter needed to be upgraded on my PC, but it's up to date. Also I'm able to access the internet via our home network/wireless router, so not sure why I'm having problem hooking up via the phone.

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This could be due to your carrier or OS. Lollipop OS made tethering via USB almost useless. If you have a Samsung then you can install Kies on the PC to tether. Otherwise, make sure that you are connected to the same WiFi network if you are using a WiFi option to screen share. Sometimes, PC's seem to only connect if you enable the WiFi when you are attempting to connect the phone.

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Was trying to find a way to turn Note2 (Verizon) WiFi hotspot on without paying extra fees?

Was trying to find a way to turn Note2 (Verizon) WiFi hotspot on without paying extra fees

The only free way is to Unlock your device from Verizon and then use Xposed Framework. If you prefer to not unlock your device, try the FoxFi app. It appears to once again bypass Verizon's hotspot lock. The only issue is that each time you update the OS, the FoxFi app may not work until they catch up and patch the app.

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Hi, I am from Papua new Guinea?

I have a problem to access mail on laptop while hotspot is on, on my Samsung Galaxy S5. I used to access while in New Zealand but when I came to PNG, both png SIM insert & used in phone while hotspot is on, on phone can access mail on phone but not on laptop..Can you tell me what is the problem?. I have tried: >check the network connection

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>check hotspot connection

>check WiFi connection

>check SIM card. I think it was caused by: > Connection between Laptop & phone is not working. >Laptop Connection to Hotspot, how to do the connection

>USB device not working

Are the APN Settings correct for the SIM Card? This would prevent you from being able to use the phone to hotspot with your laptop. Also, if your carrier is not supported to hotspot in the region this could also be the issue.

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Hi, I have a question about my end created hotspot that can not share the network, how can I resolve my issue?

The question of hotspot created that can not share the network. I have tried: I tried to share it by going in wireless properties of my created hotspot and share it but it does not work. I think it was caused by: Right now I become very weak somehow because it is above of my possibility please sir, try to show me next step of troubleshooting

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Follow the suggestions within the answers on this page. If this is your first time using the hotspot, you may not have it configured or be allowed to. If you are still experiencing issues, try the FoxFi app from Google Play.

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I need help connecting the WiFi from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to my desktop?

I don't have a hotspot icon on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I've tried everything and still can't get it to work. I don't have a WiFi hotspot icon in my apps and when I go to more settings, I don't have the tethering prompt.

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Then your carrier is blocking you. You can try to install a Custom ROM like Clockwork or if you have Verizon, then use FoxFi.

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