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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 turn on the hotspot on for Samsung Galaxy S4?

Help me out please with turning on my hotspot

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Using a Samsung Galaxy S4 as a portable WiFi hotspot will let you connect all of your devices to the Internet. In order to enable this feature on your Smartphone, follow these steps:

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    On your Galaxy S4 home screen, tap on the 'Apps' icon.
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    Go to 'Settings'.
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    Under the 'Network connections' section, click on 'More settings'.
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    Tap on the 'Tethering and portable hotspot' option.
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  5. 5
    Turn 'Portable WiFi hotspot' on.
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    On the Portable WiFi hotspot page, and click on the 'Configure' button.
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    In the 'Network SSD' section, erase the name, and enter a name for your hotspot
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    You can choose anything you want, just make sure it is something you will recognize or remember. A nickname or other thing unique to you is a good choice.
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  8. 8
    Tap on the 'Password' section, and enter a password for your hotspot.
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    Click on the 'Save' button.
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    Press the 'Home' button to get back to your home screen.
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  11. 11
    Drag down the Notifications panel, and tap the portable WiFi hotspot icon to turn it on or off.
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    Your WiFi hotspot is now active
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    Remember to turn it off when you aren't using it, so you don't drain your battery too fast.
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How to let my Galaxy S4 give off mobile hotspot?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 that is AT&T, but the phone is on net10 how can I get the mobile hotspot to work

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The build number on my S4 isn't listed?

The build number on my S4 is KOT49H.I337UCUFNC1. Which do I download?

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Galaxy S4 tethering hotspot, Windows on Laptop will not connect keeps failing?

Hi I have just set up my hotspot tethering on my Galaxy S4 and it showed up on my Laptop with excellent signal and all yet every time I try to connect it keeps saying over and over "Windows failed to connect" please help!

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You're likely having an issue with your firewall. On your PC, disable your firewall and see if that is the culprit. You should be able to make an exception in the firewall settings to allow your PC to connect while the firewall is up.

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Turn your Samsung Galaxy S4 into a wifi hotspot to share internet with your laptop wirelessly
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Max number of connections on my handset?

Hi, I just want to ask about the max number of devices that can connect to my handset hotspot. Is it up to 10?, thank you

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WiFi & hotspot is not turning on, what do I need to do?

In menu bar WiFi&hotspot symbols are in dim color, after that it automatically turns off. My situation is very bad because I can't even send anything. I have tried: I tried to repair it and reset the phone several times. I think it was caused by: I think it is a software or IC complaint, please tell me an easy solution

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