ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Samsung Note 10.1 Tablet - Making a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Updated on August 5, 2014

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.

Some Great Deals on Samsung Accessories Here!

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.

Photo by me.  Shows Tethering and portable hotspot setting on our Samsung Note 10.1.
Photo by me. Shows Tethering and portable hotspot setting on our Samsung Note 10.1.

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 screen

Tap "Settings"

Tap "more settings"

Tap "Tethering and portable hotspot"

Tap "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot"

Tap "Configure" (top right)

Type a name for your hotspot

Tap 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 password

Tap "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

Samsung Note Hotspot diagram
Samsung Note Hotspot diagram

Excuse the scratchy diagram; minimum artistic skills ;-)

Connecting your wireless devices to the Samsung Hotspot

On the device you are connecting, ensure the wireless is turned on or enabled

View the list of available wireless networks and select the network name you gave your Samsung hotspot

Enter the password you created on your Samsung Note and establish a connection

Once the wireless connection to your tablet is made you can access the internet with your other device

Repeat 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

Please Share Your Experience - Have easy have you found it to create a hotspot with the Samsung note 10.1?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • DANCING COWGIRL profile image

      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      4 years ago from Texas

      I have a tablet just like this one and love it. I didn't know that you could get a sim card for it to use as a hot spot. That's pretty neat.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)