I previously had a GS2 and could connect to my Galaxy tab 2 10.1. Now with the new GS5 i can connect but cannot share internet/data. Why is this? I have connected the two via tether but there is still no data/internet sharing even though it says it can. Why is this?
There is no error message, just no sharing of the internet. It says it is connected and sharing but trying to pull anything up that required any amount of data and nothing happens. I use the tablet freely on my wifi, but when I try to use it with the new GS5 it doesnt share the internet. I has a GS2 and it worked like a champ. I ensure my bluetooth is on and that the phone is in tether mode, or what every you want to call it so it can tether. connect the two and nothing. I am very dissapointed due to the fact my older phone would work fine but this one is not, i also am not happy about not being able to be on 4g lte and unable to surf the web as i am talking on the phone, but that is an issue i see others trying to solve so not going to beat that horse any more.
southernclimber, I assume that you've got a Mobile Hot Spot addon for your plan and have enabled the Hot Spot on the device, as well. If not, that is necessary in order to stream data through tether on the S5. I also just wanted to clarify, you mention that your phone doesn't get LTE. Is it that the phone doesn't pick it up at all or that the signal comes and goes, the phone having a hard time switching back to LTE from 3G or after a phone call?
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Really , so I have to have a hotspot add on in order to run it. My gs2 did not require that it still ran just fine why the major difference, this is absurd. why offer a tethering set up if you have to have hotspot accessibility might as well just do wifi at that point so what's the point of the tether then? The more issues I'm find
with this phone the more I'm wanting to go back to my gs2 this is complete BS.
Please enlighten me as to the reason why an older supposedly outdated phone has a better feature than this new supposed top of the line one? Can't talk and surf, can't use the Bluetooth to tether data, I got better reception with the 4g wiimax than the lte? Please explain why I should stay with this severely over priced crap?
Tethering on Sprint has always been legally supported by the hot spot add-on... There have been ways especially with rooted phones to bypass this restriction. There have also been Apps that can be purchased to enable a tether....
Frankly, I have found that feature for me to be less and less useful since the phones themselves can do almost everything I need anyway... If I need to use my laptop or Kindle Fire, tons of free WIFI around especially linked to my home cable package these days..
In addition, cars are starting to offer Hot Spots in cars...
With the expansion of LTE, my LTE usage has gone over 1.6GB this month.... Had to watch Preakness on my GS5 but luckily I was in LTE around NYC and got a great signal the whole time and could watch the race!!
Where I work doesn't have wifi and we have hours of down time so I was referring to watch movies on my tablet vs my phone. That is one reason I enjoyed the tether. As well as being able to share the internet with my tablet to use the bigger screen to assist with what I wanted. 10 in vs 5in.