Mobile Hotspot Settings - Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0)

To configure Mobile Hotspot settings (e.g., password, allowed devices, etc.), view this info.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps Apps icon > Settings.
  2. From the Wireless and network section, tap More settings.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot then select an option:



  1. Tap Configure.
  2. From the Configure screen, configure the following as needed:
    • Network (SSID)
    • Hide my device
      Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • Security
      • Open
        Note If presented with Warning screen, tap Continue.
      • WPA PSK
      • 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 options:
        • 2.4 GHz Band
        • 5 GHz Band
      2. 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.
      Note To remove an allowed device tap the Delete icon Trashcan icon, select device(s) to remove then tap Delete. 
  2. Tap the Back icon Back icon (lower-left).
  3. From the Mobile Hotspot screen, tap the device name (e.g. SM-G730Vxxxx).
    Note By default, xxxx are the last 4 digits of of the Wi-Fi MAC address.
  4. Tap one of the following:
    • All devices
    • Allowed devices only




Timeout settings

  1. From the Mobile Hotspot screen, tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right).
  2. Tap Timeout settings.
    Note Sets how long before the hotspot will turn off after no activity.
  3. Select an option then tap OK:
    • Never timeout
    • 5 min
    • 10 min
    • 20 min
    • 30 min
    • 60 min