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Turn your Samsung Galaxy S4 into a wifi hotspot to share internet with your laptop wirelessly

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How do I add Allowed devices on my S4?

When I try to add a device the S4 asks for device name (where do I find the device name) and MAC address, again, where do I find that? can't I just set it up for "all" devices?

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The device name is nothing set to the device - this is just the name you're choosing to assign to it in your network. With a Windows PC, you can find the MAC address by clicking the start button, typing cmd and hitting enter, and then entering "ipconfig/all" (no quotations) and hitting enter.

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You should be able to disable MAC filtering by tapping the hotspot name and then tapping "Allow all devices." With that selected, any device with the correct password entered will be able to hop online with your hotspot.

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How can I boost the reception on my Samsung S4 hotspot app? I have a dedicated hotspot (Novatel Jetpack) that works great where I live. But the Samsung hotspot, in the same location, does not?

How can I boost the reception on my Samsung S4 hotspot app? I have a dedicated hotspot (Novatel Jetpack) that works great where I live. But the Samsung hotspot, in the same location, does not.

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I have an unlocked rooted S4 Active by AT&T running on T-Mobile network. I am using Foxfi for my hotspot but T-Mobile cuts me off at 5G and I want to know if there is a way around the limit for the hotspot?

Can I get around the hotspot limit

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Do I need to download a program?

My S4 does not have the option of "Tethering and Portable Hotspot" panel.

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Turn your Samsung Galaxy S4 into a wifi hotspot to share internet with your laptop wirelessly
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I have done the first 3 steps but never got a prompt for the password?

I have done the first 3 steps but never got a prompt for the password.

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The hotspot is not working in Verizon S4?

When I turn on my hotspot in the Galaxy S4 Verizon version, the message pops up with 'unable to connect validation error.

The reason that this feature does not turn on is that there is a service provider limitation to the hotspot service or because of the missing global plan. Please call your local Verizon office and verify it by asking it about your data plan, plan exclusions, and hotspot services. If you have paid for the hotspot service by Verizon or it has been in your plan, then you can also root your device and use WiFi Tether Router to create a hotspot.

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Hotspot not available after system update?

I work for cricket wireless in Portland Oregon and have a customer here that said she had the option to use her hotspot/tethering on her phone up until she did a system update on her phone . Now when I go into her settings it is gone. There is no longer a tethering option can you help?. I have tried: Looked through the phone. I think it was caused by: System update

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Greetings Mjoe14, I would like to know how to get my S4 to be a wireless hotspot for my laptop computer. have tried several methods to no avail at this point. Can you help?

When connecting S4 to be used as a WiFi hotspot my computer continues to check network connections in a do loop. then finally gives up and recommends I seek net based help. Hence your service is requested. If there is a $$ fee for said service please advise charges before continuing.. Thank you. Larry Ryan.

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