Samsung Note 10.1 Tablet - Making a Wi-Fi Hotspot
I had to snatch my Partners's new Samsung Note tablet.
When she bought this cool looking tablet I thought it might be yet another fad, even after helping her research it. But when we recently moved house to a different area, it became a real life saver with its Hotspot feature.
Of course I had to snatch it off her to get a Hotspot set up. I found It took a bit of working out how to do it, so I created this lens to help others who may need to set up a personal hotspot on this tablet.
Photo courtesy of Amazon.
A little bit of background...
There was going to be a 6 week delay in getting the internet and/or telephone connection to the new address after we moved in, since the high speed fiber upgrade in the area was running well behind schedule. Discussions with our ISP (Internet Service Provider) meant getting a temporary connection would be too costly.
We had no smart phones in the house, but luckily the Samsung Note my Wife bought had the 3G SIM card option fitted. We asked around and found a provider who could supply a SIM card on a monthly basis with a small deposit + fixed download quota.
So now we had the means to create our own personal internet access by turning the Samsung Galaxy Note into a portable "Hot spot". This meant all our wireless devices could get online; the TV, Laptop and the Desktop PC(after buying a cheap USB wireless adapter for it that is)!
It also meant we had to carefully manage our usage for those 6 weeks to avoid exceeding the download capacity. But at least we could now get online thanks to our Samsung Note. And I could get some work done at last.
You need to have a SIM card optioned Samsung Galaxy Note (we used the 3G version tablet).
Must make sure your tablet can connect to the internet using your SIM card's mobile network.
Steps to create a portable Wi-Fi Hotspot using your Samsung Note
To set up the Hotspot:Tap on the displayed time at the bottom right hand corner of your screenTap "Settings"Tap "more settings"Tap "Tethering and portable hotspot"Tap "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot"Tap "Configure" (top right)Type a name for your hotspotTap the drop down list below "Security"Password protection: To ignore Tap "Open", To protect Tap "WPA PSK" or "WPA2 PSK"Tap the field below "Password" and type a passwordTap "Save"Tap the indicator to the right of "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" until the function is enabled (goes green)Tap "OK" on pop up message (only appears if wi-fi enabled)
Accessing your Hotspot
Excuse the scratchy diagram; minimum artistic skills ;-)
Connecting your wireless devices to the Samsung HotspotOn the device you are connecting, ensure the wireless is turned on or enabledView the list of available wireless networks and select the network name you gave your Samsung hotspotEnter the password you created on your Samsung Note and establish a connectionOnce the wireless connection to your tablet is made you can access the internet with your other deviceRepeat the steps above to connect other devices
2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Video Review
From the Mobile Tech reviewers is this in-depth comparison with the original Note 10.1