Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10.5) - Manage Mobile / Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings

Set Up Mobile Hotspot
Manage Devices
Timeout Settings

Set Up Mobile Hotspot

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections (left pane) > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering (right pane).
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right).
  5. Tap Configure Mobile Hotspot.
  6. From the Configure Mobile Hotspot screen, configure the following as preferred:
    • Network name (SSID)
      Note The network name can be hidden by tapping Hide my device to turn on or off.
    • Security
      • Open
      • WPA2 PSK
    • Password
      Note Password can be changed.
    • Show advanced options
      Note Options available when switch is on Settings icon.
      • Under Broadcast channel, tap Use 5 GHz band when available to turn on or off.
      • Tap the Dropdown menu icon Dropdown menu icon to select the channel (Auto, 1-11).
  7. Tap SAVE.

Note Check out this interactive demo for more info.

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Manage Devices

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections (left pane) > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering (right pane).
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right).
  5. Tap Allowed devices.
    Note Restricts which devices are allowed to connect.
  6. Tap Allowed devices only to enable or disable.
    Note Enabled when the switch is on Settings icon.
  7. To add a device:
    1. Tap ADD (upper-right).
    2. Enter the MAC address and device name (optional) then tap ADD.
    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as necessary.
    4. When finished, tap the left arrow Left arrow icon to return to the previous screen.

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Timeout

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections (left pane) > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering (right pane).
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right).
  5. Tap Timeout settings.
  6. Select an option:
    • Never timeout
    • 5 minutes
    • 10 minutes
    • 20 minutes
    • 30 minutes
    • 60 minutes
  7. Tap the left arrow to return to the previous screen.

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