Turn Your Samsung Galaxy Note II into a WiFi Hotspot to Share Internet with Your Wireless Devices

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There is one type of gizmo that really became popular among technology geeks in the last few years" - the Tablet. It was the South Korean multinational company, Samsung, that popularized the Tablet, a device that essentially has the features of a smartphone and is almost the size of a laptop. One of the best selling tablets on the market after it's release in 2012 was the Samsung Galaxy Note II / Note2

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Galaxy Note2 WiFi Hotspot Feature

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The Galaxy Note2 by Samsung is loved by many because it's a smartphone and Tablet in one small package. For people who want a cellphone that's convenient to carry everywhere and a Tablet that's easily accessible, the Samsung Galaxy Note2 is definitely a good option. Among the best features of this Tablet is its WiFi hotspot, which lets you share your Note2 internet connection with several devices at the same time. Instead of using your Tablet to serve as a modem (and connecting it to other gadgets via Bluetooth or a USB cable for tethering), you can use your Samsung Galaxy Note2 WiFi hotspot feature to wirelessly connect other devices to for internet access anywhere there's an available cellular signal. But, how do you turn your Note II into a WiFi hotspot? Here's how:

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Configuring your Galaxy Note2 WiFi Hotspot Feature:

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    From your home screen, tap Applications > Settings (gear icon) > More > Tethering and Portable Hotspot.
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    Tap the "Configure Portable WiFi Hotspot" option.
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    On the box below the "Network SSID", delete the existing text and type in your preferred name for the hotspot (for example, "PHABLET").
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    Touch the "Password" box and clear the existing text.
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    Key in your new password for the hotspot and choose "Save".
    (Tip: Choose a really strong password that is difficult for others to guess. This will help you keep strangers from connecting to your wireless internet, and at the same time prevents hackers from accessing your private information.)
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    Tap the "Portable WiFi Hotspot" option.
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At this point, your Samsung Galaxy Note2 WiFi hotspot feature has been activated, and other devices such as smartphones and gaming systems (Xbox, Wii, PSP) can connect to it.

Connecting Another Device to Your Samsung Galaxy Note2

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    Turn on the WiFi feature of the device you want to connect to your Note II.
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    Find your Note2 hotspot name (which, in this example, is PHABLET) in the WiFi network list and then tap it.
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    Enter your hotspot password and wait for the device to connect to it.
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At this point, the device is already connected to your Note II (unless stated otherwise) and can now access the Internet using your Note2 Portable WiFi hotspot. Please note, however, that directions may vary as to how to connect to your Note2, depending on the type of device you're trying to connect. Also, make sure your "Use Packet Data" is activated, or you won't have any internet connection to share.

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Questions and Answers

There is no configure portable WiFi Hotspot option on my phone's settings

Not all phones have this function. The reason may be due to your Network Provider's restriction to share data from your phone to other devices.

You can try to download an application instead, one that is specifically designed to make a hotspot on your mobile to share your internet connection.

You can search in the Play Store for the FoxFi application and PDANet+. These applications work the same way as regular settings on Android phone to set a Hotspot on your phone. However, you are only using a limited feature of the application.

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Both applications have limited usage. PDANet+ has 50Mb limit that you can share at a time, then you need to reset and start over.

If you prefer to limit your connection to other device/s, you can continue or you can pay for the full version of the application, as the full version has no limits.

My Note1 WiFi is limited, shown on my Laptop of Win8?

How can I make it usable? I have checked the settings and I have checked my device, but it says my device is not suitable.

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The WiFi is on – and strong WiFi is available. Although the signal is very strong, it shows no network is available?

Obtaining IP address is not good, so what to do about this?

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I have tried the steps you have liste, but still the mobile hotspot can not turned on.

I find it difficult to turn on mobile hotspot on my Note2. It doesn't say "Tethering Portable Hotspot", instead it says "Tethering Mobile Hotspot". I have tried: I have tried your steps. I think it was caused by: I think there may be a difference in my settings. (tethering mobile hotspot instead of tethering portable hotspot)

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