1. tguolee's Avatar
    Has anyone successfully tethered a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a Samsung Galaxy Epic 4G phone yet? Tried many of the suggestions in prior threads without success and am hoping someone has cracked the code.

    TIA
    08-08-2011 03:21 PM
  2. DonnaJ415's Avatar
    I have no problems whatsoever tethering my 10.1 with sprint hotspot on my Evo.

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk
    08-08-2011 04:04 PM
  3. tguolee's Avatar
    I'm trying to avoid the hotspot charges, but thanks.
    08-08-2011 04:30 PM
  4. DAS's Avatar
    I'm trying to avoid the hotspot charges, but thanks.
    @ tguolee: Are looking for a solution to avoid tethering charges, or are you seeking a tethering option for your specific phone?

    If it's the former, then I'm sorry I have no information, but if it's the latter, Sprint does have a tethering option for $29.99 per month, and the Epic has this feature built in.

    Like the other response you received, I too use the mobile hotspot feature of my Evo 4g. The cost is discounted slightly because of the company I work for.

    I will say that whether you get it for free or wind up paying the tethering cost, you will wonder how you ever owned a tablet without a data connection available anywhere or anytime.
    08-08-2011 04:39 PM
  5. tguolee's Avatar
    @ tguolee: Are looking for a solution to avoid tethering charges, or are you seeking a tethering option for your specific phone?

    If it's the former, then I'm sorry I have no information, but if it's the latter, Sprint does have a tethering option for $29.99 per month, and the Epic has this feature built in.

    Like the other response you received, I too use the mobile hotspot feature of my Evo 4g. The cost is discounted slightly because of the company I work for.

    I will say that whether you get it for free or wind up paying the tethering cost, you will wonder how you ever owned a tablet without a data connection available anywhere or anytime.
    I'm looking for the former, a solution to avoid tethering charges. I pay enough for unlimited data.

    So far, seems like some of the apps that help others' phones tether to their SGT's just don't work with the Epic. Been watching the threads for several weeks, and just want to see if someone's figured out a free workaround.

    I've tethered my Epic to my laptop, so I fully know what there is to support the quest of getting it to work with the tablet.
    08-08-2011 05:05 PM
  6. irishman06's Avatar
    Rooted epic, tethers just fine using the android wireless tether for root.
    08-08-2011 11:23 PM
  7. sparkalee's Avatar
    Did you ever find a way to tether the phone to the Galaxy 10.1 without using sprint hot spot. I am looking also.
    09-14-2011 02:34 PM
  8. srkmagnus's Avatar
    If you want to tether without using the hotspot feature you'll need to root the phone and download a third-party tether app from the Market -- there are plenty to choose from. If you root and are not able to see the WiFi signal on the Tab 10.1 you'll need to root the tab and enable a work-around. I had an issue with the Tab seeing WiFi signals from my Hero and found that it has to do with the Tab not picking up Ad-Hoc connections. There's a workaround on XDA I can post if you run into problems with the Tab.

    **Edit**

    You can download PDAnet from the Market and use that to tether without rooting either devices. I believe it will use Bluetooth for wireless and it can be connected via usb to a PC.
    09-14-2011 03:06 PM
  9. sparkalee's Avatar
    I am wanting to use the Epic phone's 3/4G service to connect the Galaxy 10.1 when WiFi isn't available. I travel and about half the hotels are ethernet only.
    09-14-2011 03:40 PM
  10. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I am wanting to use the Epic phone's 3/4G service to connect the Galaxy 10.1 when WiFi isn't available. I travel and about half the hotels are ethernet only.
    You will need to root the Epic and download a third party application to allow WiFi tethering of the phones 3G/4G data to whichever device you want to tether -- in this case it is the Tab.
    09-14-2011 04:32 PM
  11. k2ldc10's Avatar
    I'm looking to buy a GT and have an EVO. I have never tried to tether but am aware I could use the paid hotspot feature. I have also read there are apps that would use a usb cable and not have to pay. Anyone try something like this?
    09-14-2011 07:42 PM
  12. tguolee's Avatar
    I've solved the riddle (thanks to the guys at XDA).

    In order to tether SGT 10.1 and Samcung galaxy Epic 4G, the easiest solution is to download android-wifi-tether's latest release and ensure the "Change Device-Profile" is set to Samsung Epic 4 G in the settings (will cause broadcast of the signal to be in "Infrastructure" mode).

    You will need to side load the apk (I used Drop Box). The download is at:

    android-wifi-tether - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting

    Is working great for me - good luck!
    10-24-2011 09:29 AM
  13. srkmagnus's Avatar
    So changing the device profile makes the tether come up as a non-ad hoc network? At least as far as the Tab is concerned? Good to know and thanks for sharing
    10-24-2011 12:21 PM
  14. tguolee's Avatar
    Umm... Sure. What you said.

    I don't understand it all, I just know it works.
    10-24-2011 01:34 PM
  15. srkmagnus's Avatar
    ha ha That's all that matters I'll give the XDA thread a read and see if that's what is going on -- probably so.
    10-24-2011 03:24 PM
  16. Anonymous98134001's Avatar
    I know PDANET is working on their Tablet interface to the normal PDANET app. Right now it is in the Beta phase but it did work. You just need to follow the intructions very carefully in order to revert back to WIFI internet. I'm sure the developers at PDANET will come out with a better product soon. Until then I broke down and got the Sprint Hot Spot activated. I'm travelling overseas and when I reach a port, I want as much ability to connect as I can get.

    If you didn't know or use PDANET, it is a one time fee of like $10 or $15 and it will tether your android to a laptop just fine. It is very simple to use. I was very happy to use that app on my laptop and Samsung Epic 4G. There are lots of other ways too, but I don't really want to explore rooting my devices.
    11-18-2011 07:21 AM
  17. marable's Avatar
    If your phone is rooted use the starburst rom. it will allow you to use the sprint hot spot app for free. It will bypass all sprint authorizations.
    11-21-2011 10:28 PM
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