I’ve just bought a new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet, which is a beautiful piece of kit. It’s Wi-Fi only – not 3G enabled, but I was assured that I could easily share my phone’s 3G connection with my tablet should I need data access on the move. However, while it turned out to be a rather simple solution, it’s not exactly made easy by Orange.
Before I show you what I did, here is my setup:
- Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet running Android 3.1. This is standard (NOT rooted).
- HTC Desire running Android 2.2. This is standard (NOT rooted).
- Orange is my network provider.
I have no idea if my solution will work given any other setup, but this is what worked for me.
On your HTC Desire…
…we will change the details of an Access Point Name, which can be found here:
Wireless & Networks > Mobile networks > Access Point Names
You should then see the following 3 Access Point Names:
- Orange Internet
- Consumer Broadband
- Orange MMS
Consumer Broadband option, and then make the following changes (case-sensitive!):
- Set APN to
- Set Username to
- Set Password to
- Set Authentication type to
Menu button and then press
Then just turn on your Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
On your Galaxy Tablet…
…just connect to your phone, which will be recognized as just another Wi-Fi network. Provide the necessary credentials and you’re good to go.
These steps are really simple and hardly worth documenting, so I won’t. But this process is worth documenting because it’s hardly something that the average non-technical user would be able to find. Thanks Orange.
We now have a working Wi-Fi hotspot and an internet-enabled non-3G tablet.