1. wabyrd's Avatar
    I heard that the 2012 cell version couldn't be tethered to a phone.

    Can the 2013 LTE version be tethered to a phone when there is no SIM card present in the tablet? My netbook has a TMO SIM that I'm planning on sharing between the netbook and the new N7, but I want to be able to tether the Nexus 7 to my SGS3 when the SIM is not available. If it can't be tethered, I'll just save the $ and buy a non-LTE N7.

    Thanks,
    WB
    09-19-2013 08:05 AM
  2. physioprof's Avatar
    If these devices have Wi-Fi--which I'm pretty certain they do--then they can be tethered.
    09-19-2013 09:38 AM
  3. wabyrd's Avatar
    If these devices have Wi-Fi--which I'm pretty certain they do--then they can be tethered.
    That's what I thought. But there was some chatter that the 2012 version could access a router, but couldn't access a phone's hot spot for access.
    09-19-2013 09:44 AM
  4. patruns's Avatar
    A tether just looks like another wifi connection to the tablet. I have not heard that the 2012 edition was unable to connect to a tethered hot spot.
    09-19-2013 09:55 AM
  5. physioprof's Avatar
    Seems unlikely, as a phone Wi-Fi hot-spot *is* a router.
    09-19-2013 09:56 AM
  6. srkmagnus's Avatar
    You should have no problems tethering devices. As mentioned above, it's just another wifi signal that the device sees and will connect to it if one is available.
    09-19-2013 10:02 AM
  7. wabyrd's Avatar
    You should have no problems tethering devices. As mentioned above, it's just another wifi signal that the device sees and will connect to it if one is available.
    That's what I was thinking. Ok...ordering now!
    09-19-2013 10:10 AM
  8. qisdtech's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to make the Nexus 7 (2013) model with LTE work as a hotspot with AT&T? I am on the 3GB data connect plan and I don't see an option in settings and mobile networks for the hotspot. Would sure be handy at times.
    09-19-2013 10:23 AM
  9. patruns's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to make the Nexus 7 (2013) model with LTE work as a hotspot with AT&T? I am on the 3GB data connect plan and I don't see an option in settings and mobile networks for the hotspot. Would sure be handy at times.
    Settings/Wireless & Networks/More/Tethering & portable hotspot.
    09-19-2013 01:27 PM
  10. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    I just pulled a new one out of the box and fired it up. I have NOT updated it to the latest build.

    Tethering the LTE Nexus to a phone-nexus7-lte-tether.jpg
    09-19-2013 02:58 PM
  11. rxnelson's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to make the Nexus 7 (2013) model with LTE work as ai hotspot with AT&T? I am on the 3GB data connect plan and I don't see an option in settings and mobile networks for the hotspot. Would sure be handy at times.
    I can't see Phil's pick so it may contradict this but there is a thread here or xda that looks like it is disabled with latest update on ATT sim. Take Sim out option I'd there. Put sim in and it is gone.


    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    09-19-2013 06:35 PM
  12. qisdtech's Avatar
    Yes that's exactly how mine is doing.
    I guess a call to AT&T is on my list for tomorrow.

    I can't see Phil's pick so it may contradict this but there is a thread here or xda that looks like it is disabled with latest update on ATT sim. Take Sim out option I'd there. Put sim in and it is gone.


    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    09-19-2013 07:44 PM
  13. Paul Messier's Avatar
    Yes that's exactly how mine is doing.
    I guess a call to AT&T is on my list for tomorrow.
    This may have been answered by now. But on my nexus 7 2013 lte when I insert a TMO sim Wi-Fi hotspot choice is available. When I insert ATT sim that feature disappears.
    10-10-2013 07:36 AM
  14. dan1431's Avatar
    Maybe I am lucky or my plan is so old that my TOS never dealt with tethering, but with the latest I am still able to tether with at&t.

    I am using the SIM from my Laptop Connect plan in my Nexus 7 LTE and I am tethering to my laptop without issue almost daily.

    Dan
    10-10-2013 01:10 PM
  15. wabyrd's Avatar
    You should have no problems tethering devices. As mentioned above, it's just another wifi signal that the device sees and will connect to it if one is available.
    Got mine on Friday. It tether's fine with or without the SIM card in place. Love it!
    10-14-2013 08:22 AM

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