I tried tethering my Galaxy Tab A 2016 Model SM-T580 to my Moto G phone without success. The phone is all set up with Bluetooth tethering switched on in Hotspot & Tethering. I have switched on Nearby Device Scanning in More Connection Settings as I can't see any other option that I think is relevant.
QUESTION to any Tab A users:
Is tethering possible with the Tab A.
If so. how do I set it up.
OK. Then please tell me where I find the settings on my Tab A. They are easy to find on my Motorola but I can only find what I explained above.
"I have switched on Nearby Device Scanning in More Connection Settings as I can't see any other option that I think is relevant".
You said "All you need is the access point name and it's password (if any)"
I have the hotspot set up on my phone with a name & a password. The problem is I can not get to the point of entering it on my Tab A. It has to find the hotspot first and that is not happening.
I have set up the gotspot on my phone:
- given it a name
- and a password
- Wi-Fi hotspot is turned ON
- I have NOT ticked hide my device
Apart from setting up the Hotspot on my phone with a name and a password & turning it on and making it findable what more do I need to do to 'make it discoverable'.
As the tablet is not discovering it I have decided to give up. I must be doing something wrong on the Tab A or it does not tether. I thought other Tab A users would detail the steps to setting it up on the Tab A but that hasn't happened. The Tab A is not discovering the hotspot.
Under AP Band on my Moto G the band is 2.4 GHz.
I have had to reset my Tab A to factory settings twice since I had it and when I first started having problems getting the Tab A to connect to the hotspot I looked in the device User Manual for help. It was empty. Perhaps other items were lost in the reset.
I had a long chat with Samsung Help about this before I posted on here and their solution was a factory reset which I refused to do as my Tab A was working perfectly. I decided to seek help from another Tab A user instead as their settings should be the same as mine. I posted on here for that reason.
I'm still clueless and going off Samsung with every minute I spend on this problem.
I have a phone and a tablet. Both work on my home Hi-Fi without a problem. In fact the Tab A has worked perfectly on it since I bought it. I'm only trying to connect to my phone hotspot as I will be out of Wi-fi range for a week shortly. This is the first time I have tried to do it.
We are getting nowhere with this, just as I didn't get an answer from the long telephone call I had with Samsung Support before I posted on here. Perhaps the Samsung Tab A is only supposed to connect to another Samsung phone hotspot.
I'm now going to delete the hotspot from my Moto G and just use that when I'm away. The Tab A can stay at home.