How do I connect my Samsung Galaxy S4 to my computer for Tethering (use as a Wireless Modem)?

USB Tethering

Your mobile device can be used as a wireless modem. You can share your device’s mobile data connection with a single computer.

Warning! Using your mobile device as a tethered mobile access point is data-intensive and will dramatically reduce battery life. It is recommended you contact your wireless carrier and ask questions about availability with your current plan. It is also recommended you keep the device plugged in while the hotspot feature is turned on.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Menu Menu key > Settings Settings Shortcut > Connections Settings Connection Tab Icon > More networks Settings More Settings Icon > Tethering and portable hotspot.
  2. Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device.
  3. Touch USB tethering to mark the checkbox and activate the feature. When the feature is on, a green check mark will appear.
  4. The USB tethering icon USB Tethering Active Icon is displayed at the top of your screen.

Note: Installation of additional drivers may be required to tether your mobile device to your computer. If the drivers do not install automatically, go to the Samsung website and visit your device’s support page. Click Manuals & Downloads to download the drivers for your device.

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