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- 1 Hotspot Setup for the Samsung Galaxy Note2, S3, and S4
- 2 How to Activate WiFi Hotspot for Samsung Note II
- 3 How to Activate WiFi Hotspot for Samsung Galaxy S3
- 4 How to Activate WiFi Hotspot for Samsung Galaxy S4
- 5 How to Activate WiFi Hotspot on Your Samsung Android
- 6 How to Connect a Laptop to the Internet with Samsung USB
- 7 How to Connect to a Samsung or Android WiFi Hotspot
- 8 How to Share Internet from Samsung with an iPad
- 9 How to Share Android or Samsung Hotspot with an iPhone
- 10 How to Connect an iMac, Mac, or Macbook to My Hotspot
- 11 How to Connect a Nintendo Wii to my Samsung Hotspot
- 12 How to Connect a PlayStation to my Samsung Hotspot
- 13 How to Connect a Windows 8 Tablet to My Hotspot
- 14 How to Connect an Xbox to my Samsung Hotspot
- 15 How to Fix Samsung or Droid WiFi Hotspot Connectivity
- 16 How to Find the Name of My Samsung WiFi Hotspot
- 17 How to Find the MAC Address of My Samsung Galaxy
- 18 How to Fix WiFi Won't Work on My Samsung Galaxy S3
- 19 Tips and Suggestions on Samsung WiFi Hotspot Sharing
- 20 Questions and Answers on Samsung WiFi Internet Sharing
- 20.1 Will using the phone as hotspot increase your data bill?
- 20.2 My phone requires a MAC address for me to add my iPad. Where do I find that?
- 20.3 Will I receive calls during the time my Note2 is being used as hotspot?
- 20.4 My Note2 doesn't show the settings icon in the upper right corner or anywhere. What can I do next?
- 20.5 I cannot see the "Configure" button?
- 20.6 I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy 3, once I get to more networks the directions don't match what I have available on my as options to select?
- 21 Comments
Hotspot Setup for the Samsung Galaxy Note2, S3, and S4
Unlike some phones, your Samsung is ready to share internet right out of the box.
Your Galaxy Note2, S3, or S4 can share the internet through a process known as 'Tethering,' using either a wired connection or a WiFi connection. The wired option is easiest, but you need to connect your phone to the other device with your charging cable, or another USB cable. For the purpose of the article, we'll be dealing with a wireless mobile hotspot.
You can connect anything to your Samsung Hotspot, from iPhones and iPads to Desktops, Laptops, and even PlayStation, Wii, and Xbox gaming consoles.
This guide explains in detail how to use your Samsung Galaxy Phone or Tablet to create a Mobile WiFi Hotspot, and use it with other devices to connect to the internet.
*Please Read* Not all cell phone carriers allow their users to use mobile hotspots. If you follow the steps below for your operating system and notice the Tethering/Mobile Hotspot option isn't available, your carrier may not offer with your plan. Contact your customer support branch for further inquiries.
Please remember to monitor your data usage carefully when you share your phone's connection.
Method 1: Marshmallow
Before setting up a Mobile Hotspot, you need to turn your data on.
- 7If you use the default credentials, skip to Connect to a Mobile Hotspot with a Laptop.With Mobile hotspot enabled, you can use the default network name and password (located halfway down the screen) or, you can set a custom name/password.
- 9Change the name and choose a new password, or change "Security" to "Open" if you want to bypass a password altogether.Now you can configure your Mobile Hotspot further.
Method 2: Lollipop
Before creating a Mobile Hotspot, we'll make sure that your data is enabled.
Please be very careful with your data while sharing your connection via a hotspot. Bandwidth adds up quickly.
- 9If you want to use a custom password, continue to the next step.If you choose the default network name and password, skip to Connect to a Mobile Hotspot with a Laptop.
Method 3: Connect to a Mobile Hotspot with a Laptop (Windows)
Method 4: Jelly Bean/KitKat
To quickly get help with your Samsung or Android WiFi Hotspot connection, simply select the item you need help with from the list below. This guide starts with how to activate WiFi Hotspot on your Samsung or Android Device, followed by how to connect another device to your Samsung or Android WiFi Hotspot, and ends with steps on how to fix common problems with your WiFi Hotspot. As ever, if you require additional help or assistance, just let us know, and we'll update this guide.
- 1This section explains how to activate your Note II Wi-Fi Hotspot.How do I turn on WiFi Hotspot with my Samsung Note2?
- 2This section explains how to activate your Galaxy S III Wi-Fi Hotspot.How do I turn on WiFi-Hotspot with my Samsung Galaxy S3?
- 3This section explains how to activate your Galaxy S4 Wi-Fi Hotspot.How do I turn on WiFi-Hotspot with my Samsung Galaxy S4?
- 4Here, you can learn how to activate your Hotspot with a custom Samsung or Android build.How do I Activate my Android or Samsung WiFi Hotspot on a Custom Build?
- 5This section explains how to connect to your Droid or Samsung Wi-Fi Hotspot.How do I Connect to my Samsung or Android WiFi Hotspot?
- 6If you are having problems, visit our section on how to fix common connectivity problems with Wi-Fi Hotspots for additional information and solutions.How do I Get Help With a Technical Problem?
How to Activate WiFi Hotspot for Samsung Note II
Quickly and easily turn on WiFi Hotspot for your Samsung Note2.
Below you'll find screenshots and steps to activate WiFi Hotspot on your Note II.
How to Activate WiFi Hotspot for Samsung Galaxy S3
This section will help you enable WiFi Hotspot on the Samsung GS3.
The steps below will take you through each part of the process necessary to activate WiFi Hotspot on your Galaxy.
How to Activate WiFi Hotspot for Samsung Galaxy S4
Turning on WiFi Hotspot is easy with the Galaxy S4.
Follow these simple steps to get WiFi Hotspot turned on with your Samsung GS4.
How to Activate WiFi Hotspot on Your Samsung Android
Connecting to your WiFi hotspot can be difficult for a first time user.
There are many variables in a wireless connection setup. Of course, if you're connecting multiple devices, or providing internet for a group of people in a meeting, there's no substitute for a wireless Hotspot. The instructions below are for Android and Samsung, though some of the menu names may differ slightly. If you've used the earlier parts of our guide, but still need some extra help to connect your Laptop, then this section is for you.
- 1This should unlock your phone.Click your 'Home' button and swipe.
- 3Tap it to open the 'Settings' menu.You will see a gear shaped 'Settings' icon in the top right corner.
- 4Tap it to open the 'Connections' menu.Look for the 'Connections Tab'.
- 5This will open the 'Wireless and networks' sub-menu.Now tap the 'More Networks' option, located under the Network connections section.
- 7It will have an ON / OFF slider, which you will tap to turn 'ON'.You should now see an option called 'Portable WiFi Hotspot'.
- 8Some versions of Android call it different things, but it's always the lower right corner button, so tap it.Now, in the lower right corner, you should see the 'Configure', or 'Set up WiFi Hotspot' button.
- 10Now, enter in a Hotspot name that you can easily identify as belonging to you, or to your device.Once here, tap on the 'Network SSID' area.
- 12When finished, tap 'Save.
- 16Usually, they connect right away, but the internet can take a minute or two to star actually working. You'll know this because your Laptop will likely inform you that it has 'no internet access' at first.Note that sometimes you may need to wait for up to two minutes for certain laptops and other devices to connect and have the internet be usable.
- As a rule, if your phone has internet, then your Hotspot is working. If you get the 'no internet access' message, wait two or three minutes for it to go away before trying other troubleshooting steps.
- Sometimes the first connection attempt has to timeout before the system connects. In some cases, you may need to restart your Laptop, and or your phone.
How to Connect a Laptop to the Internet with Samsung USB
Connecting your Samsung or Android to the internet by USB is a great way to get online.
One of the best things about connecting to the internet through your USB cable is that it will also charge your phone at the same time. That means that you can connect for longer because you won't be just draining your phone battery like you would if using it as a W-Fi Hotspot instead. The steps below will show you how to connect to the internet with your USB cable.
- 1It 's in the top right corner of your phone.Open your phone and look for the gear shaped 'Settings' icon.
- 2This will open the 'Settings' menu.Tap it.
- 3This will open the 'Wireless and networks' sub-menu.Tap 'More settings'.
- 4Tap this option.The third option in this list is 'Tethering and portable hotspot'.
- 5Use your USB cable (also your power cable) to connect your phone to your Laptop.
- 6Sometimes it takes a minute or two for your Laptop to auto install the drivers, so that it can use your phone to connect to the internet.If it doesn't connect right away, give it a minute.
- 7Now tap to turn 'ON' the 'USB Tethering' option.When it does connect, you'll know, as the 'USB tethering' option will no longer be grayed out.
- 8At this point, you should have the internet on your Laptop.
- This process will create a 'new connection' on your Laptop. This is normal, and it's OK to trust this connection as a Home network.
- One of our contributors also made two sets of video instructions for connecting and turning on your Samsung WiFi Hotspot and Tethering it to your Laptop. Just please keep in mind that this article is always being updated, so the instructions here may be more up to date than the video guide.
How to Connect to a Samsung or Android WiFi Hotspot
Connecting to your Android or Samsung WiFi Hotspot is quick and easy.
If you are trying to connect to a WiFi Hotspot signal from your Samsung or Android device, these steps will help you to get connected. Just find the device you're trying to connect in the list below and click it for instructions on how to get connected to your WiFi Hotspot.
Remember that your WiFi Hotspot should function just like any other wireless network, so it won't matter what kind of device you're trying to connect to it. Just make sure you have the right information, and you'll be able to connect in no time.
- 1Read this section on how to connect your iPad to a Samsung Wi-Fi Hotspot if you need help connecting.How do I connect an iPad to my Hotspot?
- 2If you need help connecting your iPhone to a Hotspot, read this section.How do I connect an iPhone to my Hotspot?
- 3This section will show you how to connect your Wii to a Hotspot.How do I connect a Nintendo Wii to my Hotspot?
- 4Here are the steps to get your Playstation connected to a Hotspot.How do I connect a PlayStation to my Hotspot?
- 5For information on connecting your Mac to a Hotspot, please visit this section.How do I connect a Mac to my Hotspot?
- 6Please visit the section on connecting your Windows 8 Tab to a Hotspot for information.How do I connect a Windows 8 Tab my Hotspot?
- 7Follow these steps to connect your Xbox to a Wi-Fi Hotspot.How do I connect an Xbox to my Hotspot?
How to Share Internet from Samsung with an iPad
Easily connect your iPad.
If you've followed the steps in this guide, then your Android or Samsung phone is already set up and broadcasting a WiFi signal. Setting that connection up was the hard part. Now you just need to connect your iPad, and of course, make sure your data plan is active, so you have a constant internet connection.
- 1Tap it.On your iPad, locate the 'Settings' icon.
- 2Tap this icon.The second option down is a blue 'WiFi' icon.
- 3Select your hotspot.You'll see a list of available wireless networks and Hotspots.
- 4Just wait from 10 to 30 seconds, and you should be able open Safari and test your internet connection.If you did not set up a Hotspot password, then your device will automatically connect.
- 5Enter your password.If you set up a password for your Hotspot, then the 'Enter Password' window will appear.
- 6Press 'Join'.On the bottom right side of your keypad, look for 'Join'.
- 7Open your web browser to confirm that you have connectivity, and you're done. Good work.Wait 10 to 30 seconds, and your Hotspot connection should be active.
How to Share Android or Samsung Hotspot with an iPhone
Effortlessly connect your iPhone to your Hotspot.
Once you've got your Hotspot working with the steps provided earlier in this guide, it's a simple matter to connect your iPhone to the internet. You just need to make sure you're close enough to the WiFi signal from your Samsung phone to establish the connection. The steps provided below will help you connect your device.
- 1Tap it.Look for the 'Settings' icon on your iPhone screen.
- 2This should be the second one down.Tap the blue 'WiFi' icon.
- 3Select it.Find your Hotspot in the list of wireless networks.
- 4To test, just open a web browser after waiting 10 to 30 seconds for the connection to be established.If you followed the steps we gave earlier, you wouldn't have a password on your Hotspot, so you'll automatically connect to the network.
- 5Just type in your password.If you chose to set up a password, then you'll see the 'Enter Password' screen.
- 6Tap it to 'Join' the network.Now look for the 'Join' button on the lower right of your keyboard.
- 7To test this, just open a web browser and make sure you can see web pages.In about 10 seconds, but not more than 30, you should connect to the Hotspot.
How to Connect an iMac, Mac, or Macbook to My Hotspot
To connect to any network on the Mac OSX system, you simply click the wireless network signal icon at the top of the screen and follow a few simple steps. Here are the steps, with screenshots:
- 2In this case, we're going to use our AndroidAP connection again.Select the wireless Hotspot you would like to connect to.
- 3Just type in the password you set up for your Samsung or Android Hotspot. Make sure to check 'Remember this network' so you won't have to repeat this step. If you're not sure about the characters you're typing for your password, go ahead and check 'Show password' to make sure you're typing in the right one. When you're done, click 'Join'.Once you select the AndroidAp connection, you'll be asked for a password.
How to Connect a Nintendo Wii to my Samsung Hotspot
Go online with any WiFi-enabled Nintendo Wii.
If your Nintendo Wii can connect to a WiFi signal, such as a wireless router, then you can also use your Samsung Hotspot to connect to it. Just keep in mind that you're going to want an unlimited bandwidth plan, as this will consume quite a bit of bandwidth.
How to Connect a PlayStation to my Samsung Hotspot
You can play online with any PlayStation that supports WiFi connectivity.
The PS3 has built-in WiFi connectivity and so can connect to your Galaxy Hotspot. However, such connections can result is massive data charges - up to gigabytes at a time if you're downloading updates for a bandwidth intensive game like Call of Duty. Because of this, you'll want to make sure your system is already up to date before trying this, or that the data plan on your phone is unlimited.
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How to Connect a Windows 8 Tablet to My Hotspot
This section will explain the steps needed to connect a Windows 8 Tab to your Samsung or Droid Hotspot.
Your Windows 8 Tab functions just like a portable Windows computer, and connecting to a WiFi Hotspot is quick and easy. These are the steps you'll need to follow:
- 3You will now be presented with a list of available wireless networks.
- 4In this example, you'll see that we're connecting to AndroidAP, as shown below, in Step 5.Select the name of your wireless Hotspot, check the 'Connect Automatically' box, and tap 'Connect'.
How to Connect an Xbox to my Samsung Hotspot
If your Xbox supports WiFi connectivity, you can go online with your Hotspot.
Playing your Xbox can be a lot of fun, but if you visit a friend or relative who doesn't have a good internet connection, or any, in the case of some relatives, it's still possible to go online with your Xbox. You just need to make sure your Samsung's data plan can support high usage, and of course that wherever you're going also has a strong enough signal. Then you can connect your Xbox WiFi to your Hotspot, and play online from anywhere you have a data connection.
How to Fix Samsung or Droid WiFi Hotspot Connectivity
If you're having trouble, we're here to help.
Sometimes things don't work the way they should. If you're experiencing problems trying to get your Samsung or Android WiFi Hotspot set up, or having difficulty connecting to it with another device, we can help. This section is filled with answers, tips, suggestions, and tricks you can use to fix or work around any problems you might be having. Just pick your problem from the list below, and click it for details.
- 1Here is how to find the name of your Wi-Fi Hotspot, and change or add a password if you would like to.What is the name of my WiFi Hotspot?
- 2If you need to, here is how you can find your MAC Address on a Samsung Galaxy or other Android device.Where can I find my MAC address?
- 3If you are having problems with this, read our tips on how to get Wi-Fi to work on your Galaxy S3.What if WiFi won't work on my Samsung Galaxy S3?
How to Find the Name of My Samsung WiFi Hotspot
It can be difficult to figure out which Hotspot is yours, especially in a crowded place.
When there are many Hotspot connections around, such as in a popular cafe, an office, or university campus, it can be very difficult to figure out which one is yours. This is especially true if you use the default settings, as we've suggested earlier. The reason for this is that the default name given to all WiFi networks is usually the model name of the device. When you're just setting things up, it's best not to change things around, but once you know what you're doing, you'll likely want to change it.
Here's how to see your Hotspot name, and change it if you would like to:
- 1From the Home screen, tap 'Apps' or 'Applications'.
- 2Choose 'Settings'.
- 3Tap 'More'.
- 4Look for 'Tethering and portable hotspot', and then tap it.
- 5Tap 'Configure portable WiFi hotspot'.
- 6That is the name of your WiFi network or Hotspot.Now you'll see a text box under the 'Network SSID' field.
- 7This will be the new name of your Mobile Hotspot or WiFi network.Tap on that name and change it to anything you like.
- 8If you would like to set up a password now too, just tap in the password field, and put in any password that you like (and more importantly, that you'll remember).
- 9Tap 'Save' to save your settings.
- 10Now you can easily find your WiFi Hotspot.
- These steps apply to the Samsung Galaxy Note2, Samsung Galaxy S3, and Samsung Galaxy S4.
How to Find the MAC Address of My Samsung Galaxy
You will probably never need your MAC Address to set up a WiFi Hotspot, but just in case...
- 2From your Home screen, tap your 'App' menu icon to open the 'App' window.
- 3Tap the 'Settings' icon.
- 4Scroll down, and tap 'About Phone'.
- 5Tap 'Status'.
- 6You can see your MAC Address here.
- How to Find Your MAC Address Using a Different Method
- 1From the Home screen, tap the 'App' menu icon.
- 2Tap 'WiFi'.
- 3Scroll to the bottom of the menu, and tap on the 'Advanced Settings' option.
- 4You'll be able to see your MAC address here.
How to Fix WiFi Won't Work on My Samsung Galaxy S3
If you have followed the steps outlined earlier in this guide, and your Galaxy S3 still has no WiFi, here are some things you can try.
These procedures should be attempted one at a time. They are listed in the order of easiest, to most difficult. If the first one does not work, try the next one. One of these there procedures should work for you. These three procedures are:
- Clearing the system cache partition;
- Changing to a new IP address;
- Performing a factory data reset (last resort - back up all data first!)
Here are each of the procedures, and the steps necessary to perform each:
- How to Clear the System Cache Partition.
- 1Turn off your Galaxy S3.
- 2Simultaneously hold the Volume up, Home, and Power keys for a few seconds, until the S3 vibrates.
- 3When it begins vibrating, immediately stop pressing all three keys.
- 4It will say 'Recovery' in small print at the top left of the screen.The Boot screen will appear on your screen at the same time.
- 5Scroll using the volume up and down keys to find and highlight 'Wipe Cache Partition'.
- 6Now press your Home or Power button to clear the 'Wipe Cache Partition'.
- 7After the cache partition is cleared, scroll up to highlight 'Reboot System'.
- 8Press the Home key once again to restart your Galaxy S3.
- How to Change to a New IP Address.
- 1Go to 'Settings'.
- 2Tap 'WiFi' to bring up the networks list.
- 3Long press the network choice that is connected.
- 4Continue pressing until a window with a menu shows up on your screen.
- 5Select the 'Modify Network Config'.
- 6Select 'Advanced Options' to change your IP Settings.
- 7Change 'IP Settings' to 'Static' on the menu.
- 8Instead, select a new one that your router accepts.Make sure you don't use the same IP address that you were using previously.
- 9This usually '192.168.1.1'.Ensure your gateway has a router configuration like your router.
- 10There will also be a prefix length, which you should just ignore.
- 11Choose 'DNS1'.In the 'Router Configuration' set up, you will see 'DNS1' and 'DNS2'.
- 12Tap 'Save'.
- 13This will recycle your S3 system.Turn off your WiFi for two minutes and then turn it back on.
- Factory Data Reset of your Operating System.
- 1Make sure to back up personal data like Contacts, Emails, SMS, and Media.This will delete all of your files and settings.
- 2Go to 'Settings'.
- 3Go to 'Back Up and Reset'.
- 4Go to 'Factory Data Reset' and follow the steps.
- 5Note that you should only do this if you've tried everything else in this guide, and neither of the first two options in this section helped to set up WiFi on your Samsung Galaxy S3.
Tips and Suggestions on Samsung WiFi Hotspot Sharing
- The fastest way to share the internet from the Note II, S3, and S4 to your Laptop is by using a USB cable. **The USB connection method is the one least prone to error, assuming you have a working USB cable. It also provides the greatest length of time to be connected, because you'll be charging your phone while using the internet.
- The WiFi method requires you to assign a password, get the password right, and understand basic WiFi concepts. While this sounds simple, it can present significant challenges to new users. If you are a new user, and just want a simple way to connect a single device, we strongly recommend trying the USB method first. It's also a better way to protect your data.
- Make sure to turn off automatic software updates on your connected computer, or you might get a nasty surprise in bandwidth charges from your mobile phone provider.
- For example, if you fall asleep working at your Laptop while using your Samsung Hotspot, and your phone was plugged in, so it did not run out of power, you could stay connected all night. If Windows decided to run an especially large update during the night, you could wake up to huge charges on your bill.
- Remember that cell companies around the world will burn you on your data bill if you go over your limit. Don't forget to turn off auto updates or MAKE SURE to disconnect your Hotspot when you're finished.
- If you share via WiFi, your phone is actively using its radio, which will reduce your battery life significantly.
- Using your Samsung Galaxy Note2 as a hotspot does not disable any feature that you have on the phone, except connecting to a WiFi network. This means that calls and SMS messages will still get through.
- There is, however, a catch. When you receive a call, the WiFi hotspot will be cut off, temporarily disconnecting all of the connected devices for the duration of your call.
- Enabling WiFi hotspot will turn off your WiFi.
- Enabling WiFi hotspot will turn off your "Driving mode".
- You can allow up to 10 other devices to connect to your WiFi Hotspot.
Questions and Answers on Samsung WiFi Internet Sharing
Will using the phone as hotspot increase your data bill?
Devices have a technological limit to the amount of data they can accept and distribute to tethered devices. While connecting multiple devices to the hotspot will not immediately increase your data bill, it can lead to overage charges. Viewing web pages on a Laptop or desktop is much more data intensive than with a mobile device. Ads, images, videos, and extensive code are accessed frequently when a browser accesses web servers. Multiple devices accessing full web services will push the data usage over your monthly limit easily, so you should check with your device provider if you are unsure of your limits, and proceed with caution when it comes to using the hotspot.
My phone requires a MAC address for me to add my iPad. Where do I find that?
First of all, you should not have to enter the MAC address of your IP into your phone. Normally after turning on your hotspot, when you go into the WiFi section of you iPad settings, your Samsung Galaxy hotspot should show up. Then you just select it to connect and use the internet on your iPad through your Samsung Galaxy phone. However, just in case you need it, for this or other functions, here is how you get your iPad MAC address:
- Go into "Settings".
- Choose "General".
- Now choose "About".
- Scroll down until you find "WiFi Address". This is your iPad's Mac address.
Will I receive calls during the time my Note2 is being used as hotspot?
Simultaneous voice and data on your Samsung Galaxy Note2 is possible if you are under LTE. SVD or simultaneous voice and data is a network restriction. You can receive calls on your Note2 if you are under 3G, but will drop the data connection. This is the usual case with 3G and GSM Networks. Check with your network provider to see if it allows simultaneous voice and data transmissions.
My Note2 doesn't show the settings icon in the upper right corner or anywhere. What can I do next?
If you do not see the Settings option from your notifications bar, you can look for it from the list of applications on your phone or the app drawer. Look for an icon that looks like a gear icon; some devices display a logo that looks like an equalizer in dark blue color. Once you find that application, tap it, and you can configure some additional settings on your Samsung Galaxy S2.
Try to double check the applications on your phone. You should be able to see that in the list of applications as it is a core feature of a mobile device. Just double check
For your convenience, we have recorded these instructions in a video. You can watch this video to help clarify the instructions in this wiki. Please keep in mind this article is always being updated so that the instructions may be more up to date than the video. -- The VisiHow Team
The "Configure" button is located on the lower part of your screen. It will come out once you open the Portable WiFi hotspot option on Settings > Connection Tab > More Networks > Tethering and portable hotspot > Portable WiFi Hotspot. The button can be seen as illustrated below:
To access the WiFi hotspot's configure options screen, go to settings>wireless and networks>tethering the portable hotspot. On the tethering screen, you can move the button to ON, but you will need to tap on it to access the portable hotspot screen. The configure button is on the bottom right. Check screenshots here:
I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy 3, once I get to more networks the directions don't match what I have available on my as options to select?
There is not an option for hotspot and tether on my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3
Yes, after completing the update on your Samsung Galaxy S3 you can, in fact, locate the hotspot option in your settings>>under the connections tab>>tap on the hotspot.
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