Samsung Galaxy S® 4 - Mobile Hotspot Settings

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

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps Apps icon > Settings.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. From the Wireless and networks section, tap More networks.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (bottom-left) then select an option:

Configure

  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.
      • 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. Tap the appropriate Broadcast channel:
        • 2.4 GHz Band
        • 5 GHz Band
      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.

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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 the Add icon + (upper-right).
    2. Enter the device name and MAC address then tap OK.
  2. Tap the Back icon Back icon (bottom-left).
  3. From the Mobile Hotspot screen, tap the device name (e.g., SM-N910Vxxxx).
    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

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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
  3. Tap the Back icon Back icon (bottom-left).

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