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Enable USB Tethering on Samsung Galaxy S5 to Share Internet via USB Cable

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Unable to connect USB tethering in S5?

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I'm unable to connect the USB tethering to my Laptop with my new Samsung Galaxy S5. It works fine through portable WiFi hotspot. However does not work through tethering. The USB cable is working fine, because I'm able to use the file transfer application (MTP & PTP). My Laptop has Windows8.

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It's possible your plan does not support tethering, which would explain why you can't enable that function. Your best bet would be to contact your carrier, or check your plan, and see if you're supposed to be able to tether. If you are, and following the instructions in the main article does not work, you may need a new USB cable or to reset your device.

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Check the USB cable before resetting.

I try to connect my laptop to my Galaxy S5 hotspot but it doesn't connect?

I enable my hotspot sharing in my Samsung Galaxy S5 then in my Lenovo laptop with Windows 8, I select the S5, enter the set password, but instead of connecting it says "Can't connect to this network".

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Samsung S5 is having problem with Win XP while using mobile tethering?

Nothing happens, and even I tried to install USB drivers; but all in vain.

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    Upgrade Windows XP to SP3 if your version is below SP3.
    You can download it here.
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    Install the hotfix and see it your system can detect tethering.
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    If it did not work, open this Web page.
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    Copy the textual contents from "Raw Paste Data" into a Wordpad document.
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    Click the "Start" button, select "Control Panel", and click "Device Manager".
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    In Device Manager, expand the options to find your smartphone listed.
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    Double-click the S5 driver.
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    Click the "Details" tab.
    You will need "Device instance ID" from there.
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    Copy and paste the Device instance ID "VID" and "PID" code to your Wordpad document.
    Paste the ID right under the "[AndroidDevices.NT.5.1]" line. The pasted line should look like (notice that you have to replace "XXXX" with your own Device Instance VID and PID and add "&MI_00" at the end of the line)
    %AndroidDevice%    = RNDIS.NT.5.1, USB\VID_XXXX&PID_XXXX&MI_00
    
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    Save the document as "tethers5.inf".
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    In Device Manager, switch to the "General" tab from the "Details" tab.
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    Click "Reinstall Driver..."
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    Click "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)".
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    Click "Next".
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    Point to your saved "tethers5.inf" file.
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    Restart your computer.
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    If it still does not work, then maybe your carrier blocks the tethering service, which may be a service for which customers pay separately to enable it.
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I need to connect Galaxy S5 phone to PC and make internet accessible on PC?

I have a Galaxy S5 phone and table PC - I need to connect internet to that PC. I have installed Kies there, but still when I connect the phone with USB Modem enabled - internet doesn't appear there. It offers to download a driver, but this PC doesn't have access to internet yet, to download a driver. Anyway to get it working?

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Enable USB Tethering on Samsung Galaxy S5 to Share Internet via USB Cable

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Windows XP does not recognize Samsung S5?

I am trying to tether my S5 to a XP PC. However, no matter what I do the PC does not recognize the S5 in any of its USB ports

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What internet service is full compatible with S5?

CRICKET offer that with no hotspot, I want connect my tablet and desktop and the same time

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How can I transfer pics from my phone to old desktop with Windows XP?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I can't transfer my pics to my desktop

Download and install KIES3 from here to your PC, then connect your S5 using your USB cable. Needed drivers will be installed, and your mobile will be recognized. After that being finished, you can use Kies application to copy your pics.

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IS THERE A DRIVER I HAVE TO DOWNLOAD FOR MY Windows XP COMPUTER TO USE INTERNET VIA TETHER FROM MY S5?

I CONNECT AND I GET A DIALOG BOX ASKING IF IT SHOULD SEARCH THE INTERNET FOR SOFTWARE TO RUN

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I need to tether without WiFi. metro pcs keeps charging me?

Hello,

I need to tether without WiFi. metro pcs keeps charging me.

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Tethered to Galaxy S5 but limited data?

My WiFi tethering from ASUS Windows 8 used to work, and USB. The laptop successfully works with other WiFi modems and a variety of places, so don't think it has a problem. But through the S5 it gets the limited yellow triangle, says limited, and browsers can't go anywhere. The S5 seems OK for data off Australia Telstra prepaid plan, with Gmail, Skype, Facebook all able to go get stuff. I have CM security on the phone. Also Clean Master, perhaps the only two things that might have changed a setting. Somehow the data isn't allowed for the specific tethering, whereas both ASUS and S5 enabled and working for data. Can't find any settings on S5 that is incorrect that I know of. Thanks if any ideas. I will try Samsung support in Australia who might know about Telstra, but you might know something, cheers

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I don't have the tethering and WiFi hotspot option on my Galaxy S5?

Hi, please I am using a Galaxy S5, I want to connect the WiFi hotspot but I don't have that feature at the options column. all I have at the network settings are WiFi, Bluetooth, airplane mode, data usage , location and more networks, that is all. the tethering and WiFi hotspot feature isn't there and not at the more networks option either

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I have a Samsung Galaxy tab2, I use 3G WiFi connection for accessing internet into it. I want to use my tablet's internet via tethering to my desktop PC which is having Windows XP platform. Please advise, how to start tablets internet on my desktop PC. Step by step?

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab2, I use 3G WiFi connection for accessing internet into it. I want to use my tablet's internet via tethering to my desktop PC which is having Windows XP platform. Please advise, how to start tablets internet on my desktop PC. Step by step. I have tried: I went to setting then start tether through USB cable but there is no connection coming into the desktop PC. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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I cannot install Airdroid on my Galaxy S5, even though Google Play says it is compatible?

Actually, I am trying to get AirDroid to install on my Galaxy S5.. I have tried: Downloading the app 3 times, restarting phone, adding 32GB microSD card.

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I would like to share my desktop computer Internet in phone?

I would like to share my desktop computer Internet in phone?. I have tried: Nothing, but what should I try?

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