Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

How to share internet on a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

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 Tab Active 2.

Fortunately if you have a SIM card with data rate on your Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 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 Tab Active 2. To do this, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 unlocked, you can slide your finger from the top of the screen down, the shortcuts to device settings will be displayed. The antenna symbol must be blue, if not, press to activate it.

Network connection

2- Second step:

On your Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 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.

Settings icon Android

3- Third step:

From the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 settings, find the “Connections” or “Wireless and networks” section and press to continue. It may also appear as “Network and Internet”.

Network and Internet Android

4- Fourth 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 Tab Active 2 operating system.

Anclaje a red y zona Wi-Fi Android

5- Fifth 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”.

Anclaje a red y zona Wi-Fi Android

6- Sixth step:

Activate the portable Wi-Fi zone on your Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 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.

Anclaje a red y zona Wi-Fi Android

7- Seventh step:

In the event that you need to configure the shared connection of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 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”.

Set up shared connection Samsung

8- Eighth 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 Tab Active 2, it will depend on the age of the device and the country of purchase.

Edit band connection sharing Samsung

9- Ninth step:

Click on “Advanced” to continue with the advanced configuration of the shared connection on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2.

Advanced connection sharing settings Samsung

10- Tenth step

In the “Advanced” section of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 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.

Edit advanced connection sharing settings Samsung

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 have the following network connectivity to be able to share the internet: GSM / HSPA / LTE

2G connectivity: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G connectivity: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G connectivity: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)

Network speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE

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