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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 mini hotspot?

I turn on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini hotspot. My computer recognizes but will not allow me to connect when I click on the hotspot and input password. I have no problem connecting to other wireless networks.

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I can't find the tethering and hotspot?

I'm trying to turn my phone into a hotspot, but in the wireless networks there is no tethering nor hotspot option

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I have set up the mobile as hotspot?

But the tethering keeps adding up. I have a Samsung S4 mini and I want to turn tethering off. I got the MAC number and set that all up but tethering still adding up in data usage and I am not tethering.

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My wife currently has a Samsung 3 and is considering the new 4 or 5?

Can she use her phone as a hotspot internet, wirelessly, for her iPad? We currently pay 50 dollars a month for us cellular hotspot and are trying to cut costs. My iPhone works as a hotspot for my desktop computer, but she needs one for her iPad. I take my phone with me when I leave so she needs one independent of mine. Thanks!

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Samsung 4 and 5 phones have mobile hotspot capabilities that are compatible with all devices, including those made by Apple. After enabling the hotspot on her new Samsung 4 or 5 phone she simply has to tap the WiFi icon on her iPad and then choose the Samsung Galaxy phone network in order to enable the hotspot service for her use.

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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 don't have the tethering option on my Samsung Galaxy S4?

I do not process the option to have tethering

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How to activate a free WiFi hotspot on Samsung S4?

I need a free WiFi on my Samsung S4.

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Will the Galaxy S4 Hotspot work with iPad?

I am contemplating buying a iPad and have read that it is significantly less expensive to buy one that is "WiFi" only. I've read about using a hotspot in my Galaxy S4 when I want to use it away from my iOS router. I guess I'm wondering if my Android phone hotspot will work with and Apple iPad (not Android). I am retired and not a traveler, I'm usually around the house. I think "WiFi only" will work for me. I can always Google on my phone if I need more information. This is my first experience with an Apple product. Thank you for your help.

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See more questions like this: I have a rooted S4 from Straight Talk, was looking to see if it was possible to turn on or add the hotspot feature. So far it does not seem like it?

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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?

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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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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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Is it possible to have a trouble with WiFi hotspot after update?

I had a WiFi hotspot on my mobile phone Samsung S4 and was working good. Then came some update from T-Mobile side and I can only share my mobile network. I need to share WiFi from my phone cause there is bigger signal and sometimes it's faster. Thanks

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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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