Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tether nexus 7 to android phone

If you have a 3G android smartphone with Wi-Fi capability, you can share the connection with other local devices over Wi-Fi network and let it tether to the internet over 3G. I have tested it on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX and HTC One S and work fine.

How to tether your Nexus 7 to android phone
* On your Android phone, tap "Settings" in the applications drawer and select "Tethering and portable hotspot".Check "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" and set a passcode in security options.
* On Nexus 7, Go to Setting 》 Wireless & networks, tap on WiFi and search the android phone's hotspot. After enter the password you have set up, you are able to have full access to browse web, read emails, watching YouTube videos and download music. If you don't have unlimited tethering data, streaming movies is not recommend.
* You can also use FoxFi app to turn into free WiFi Hotspot without rooting.


  1. My Samsung Galaxy S does not have WiFi hotspot to turn on. Is there an update for the Galaxy S to enable this capability?

    1. From your phone's home screen, Tap Menu > Settings > Wireless and Networks.
      Tap "Tethering and Portable Hotspot." and select the "Tethering and Portable Hotspot" > "Portable Hotspot Wi-Fi Settings." Tap "OK." > "Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot" option.