Samsung Galaxy J7
There are situations in which we do not have a Wi-Fi connection, either because we are away from home or outside work or because there is a network problem, or we are in a second residence, and we need to connect from a computer / laptop, a tablet or a television to watch our favorite series or movies using the internet connection of our Samsung Galaxy J7.
Fortunately if you have a SIM card with data rate on your Samsung Galaxy J7 you can share Wi-Fi and surf the internet from another device by following the steps below:
Estimated time: 10 minutes.
1- First step:
First of all check that you have 3G / 4G / 5G mobile connectivity activated on your Samsung Galaxy J7. To do this, with the Samsung Galaxy J7 unlocked, you can slide your finger from the top of the screen downwards, the shortcuts to device settings will be displayed.
2- Second step:
The icon for the internet connection via 3G/4G/5G data connection must be activated and appear in blue or green, if it is not activated, click to activate it.
If you can't find the icon shown in the image, swipe down again to display all the quick setting icons.
3- Third step:
On your Samsung Galaxy J7 go to the device settings, it is the gear wheel icon that you will find on the home screen or in the phone menu, you can access the main menu by dragging your finger from the bottom to the top of the screen.
4- Fourth step:
From the Samsung Galaxy J7 settings, find the “Connections” or “Wireless and networks” section and press to continue. It may also appear as “Network and Internet”.
5- Fifth step:
Click on “Mobile Hotspot and Tethering” it may also appear as “Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot” or “Wi-Fi hotspot / Connection sharing” depending on the version of the Samsung Galaxy J7 operating system.
6- Sixth step:
Click on “Mobile Hotspot” to continue with the configuration of the Internet connection sharing via Wi-Fi on your Samsung. If you want to share the connection via Bluetooth, click on “Bluetooth tethering”.
7- Seventh step:
Activate the portable Wi-Fi zone on your Samsung Galaxy J7 and use the name and password that is provided, you can modify the name of the network and the password by clicking on each of these data. You can now search and configure this portable Wi-Fi network to use the internet connection on another device.
8- Eighth step:
In the event that you need to configure the shared connection of the Samsung Galaxy J7 to hide the network, establish a data limit, also share the Wi-Fi, define the channel and band, you can do it by clicking on “Configure”.
9- Ninth step:
Here you can change the network name, password and security type, leaving the network open is not recommended.
Tap on “Band“ to toggle between the 2.4 GHz band and the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band is generally less crowded and has less interference from other electronic devices, however the 2.4 GHz band has the capacity to go further than 5 GHz.
This setting may not appear on your Samsung Galaxy J7, it will depend on the age of the device and the country of purchase.
10- Tenth step
Click on “Advanced” to continue with the advanced configuration of the shared connection on the Samsung Galaxy J7.
11- Step eleven
In the “Advanced” section of the Samsung Galaxy J7 connection sharing, you can configure the broadcast channel, set a data limit, change the MAC address, hide the network so that other devices cannot scan it and in addition to the mobile data connection share Wi-Fi connection.
Once finished, click on “Save” to confirm the changes.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 have the following network connectivity to be able to share the internet: GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G connectivity: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G connectivity: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G connectivity: LTE band 1(2100)| 3(1800)| 5(850)| 7(2600)| 8(900)| 20(800)| 40(2300)
Network speed: HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n| Wi-Fi Direct| hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.1| A2DP
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