Cannot use tethering on Samsung Galaxy Tab [How to solve]

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This article will walk you through solving problem on Samsung Galaxy Tab that cannot use tethering.


Samsung devices, including the Galaxy Tab are designed to establish connection to the internet from another device like a computer. But for some reasons, you cannot use tethering on your Galaxy tablet. What should you do then?

Before you begin troubleshooting the main problem, be sure to check two important things. Are you able to make a voice call and can you access the Internet with your Galaxy Tab?

If you cannot make a voice call or cannot access the Internet, you need to resolve these issues beforehand. More likely, the Internet or voice call issues are causing tethering problem to occur on your tablet.

However, if you can make a voice call, follow this troubleshooting guide.

Be sure to properly set up your computer and your Galaxy Tab before using tethering. Here's how:

  • Get a data cable and connect your tablet to a computer.
  • Once the two devices are connected, get to your tablet and press the Home key to return to standby mode.
  • Tap Applications.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Wireless and network under Settings.
  • Tap Tethering to continue.
  • Tap USB tethering. Doing so will enable or activate tethering on your device. An indication that tethering is activated is a check mark on the box next to the menu item.
  • Now that tethering is already activated, Internet connection from the computer is automatically established through the device. This means, you can now access the Internet from your computer on your Galaxy tablet.

If problem persists, check your network if it's stable. Typically, when there is a temporary technical problem with the network, you cannot use tethering on your device. In this regard, please contact your Internet Service Provider or network carrier for network verification.

We also suggest updating your Galaxy tablet's software to the latest firmware version. Software updates are often released to fix certain issues and enhance functionality on the device.

Hope this helps.


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