Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (2015) - Manage Mobile / Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings

To configure Manage Mobile / Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings (e.g., password, allowed devices, etc.), view this info.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps Apps icon > Settings > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  2. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  3. Tap the MORE icon Menu icon (located in the upper-right) then select an option:

Configure Mobile Hotspot

  1. Tap Configure Mobile Hotspot.
  2. From the Configure Mobile Hotspot screen, configure the following as needed:
    • Network name
    • Hide my device
      Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • Security
      • Open
        Note If presented with a Warning screen, tap Continue.
      • WPA2 PSK
    • Password
      Note Password can be changed.
    • Show password
      Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • If needed, tap Show advanced options.
      Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • When Advanced options are enabled, configure the following:
      1. Broadcast channel
        • 2.4 GHz
        • 5 GHz
      2. Tap the dropdown menu Drop down menu icon then tap the appropriate channel (i.e. Auto, 1 - 11).
        Note Auto (default setting) is recommended.
  3. Tap SAVE.


Allowed devices

  1. To create a list of devices that can connect to the hotspot, tap Allowed devices.
    Note To set allowed devices:
    1. Tap ADD (upper-right).
    2. Enter the device name and MAC address then tap OK.
  2. Tap the Allowed devices only switch to turn on On indicator or off Off indicator.
    Note If unavailable, from the Mobile Hotspot screen, tap the Network name (e.g. SM-T817V-xxxx, by default, xxxx is the last 4 digits of the Wi-Fi MAC address), then select an option:.
    • Allow all devices
    • Allowed devices only


Timeout settings

  1. Tap Timeout settings.
    Note Sets how long before the hotspot will turn off after no activity.
  2. Select an option:
    • Never timeout
    • 5 min
    • 10 min
    • 20 min
    • 30 min
    • 60 min