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LG G2 D801 TETHERING & NETWORKS

Operation Cell Phones Last Updated 09/23/2015

Tethering & networks allows you to configure mobile networks, tethering, and VPNs (Basic VPN, LG VPN).


You can use your smartphone to provide a mobile broadband connection for up to 8 other devices. Create a hotspot and share your connection.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps  > Settings  > Networks tab  > Tethering & networks  > Mobile Hotspot.

  2. Tap the Mobile Hotspot switch  to activate the feature.

    Note: If Wi-Fi is active, you will see a prompt to disable. Tap Yes to continue.

  3. Mobile Hotspot is on prompt will display with a random password. You can change the password or use the one provided. When done, tap Yes. Your device will authenticate and then connect.

  4. Tap Configure Mobile Hotspot to change the SSID, password, security type, and other hotspot options. Tap Save to complete.

  5. Tap Power Mode and select Maximize battery life or Maximize hotspot range.

  6. Tap Allowed devices to add trusted devices that will be able to connect to your mobile hotspot in the future.

  7. Tap Timeout to select when to turn the hotspot off automatically when not used

    Note: Mobile Hotspots requires an appropriate DataPro data plan. Devices connected to your Mobile Hotspot use data from your DataPro plan. Plans are not unlimited and significant charges may be incurred if the included data allowance is exceeded. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors. If you do not use a password, others will be able to use your Mobile Hotspot connection.

    Tap the Help section to view help information on Mobile Hotspot functions.

  1. Connect your device to your PC via the inbox provided USB cable.

  2. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Networks tab  > Tethering & networks

  3. Tap the USB tethering switch  to enable.

  4. The first time you will see a tutorial prompt, tap OK to view or Cancel to skip. Checkmark   Don’t ask again to not show the tutorial when using feature again.

  5. Note: Data Tethering requires an appropriate DataPro plan. Devices connected by tethering use data from your DataPro plan. Plans are not unlimited and significant charges may be incurred if the included data allowance is exceeded. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors.

You can set whether to enable or disable data access on your phone.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps  > Settings  > Networks tab  > Tethering & networks

  2. Tap Mobile networks. Place a checkmark  to enable or tap the name to change setting selection.

    • Data enabled - Enable data access over mobile network.
    • Data roaming - Connect to data services when roaming.
    • Network mode - Select the preferred network mode (default to GSM/WCDMA/LTE auto).
    • Access point names - Setup APN for data service.
    • Network operators - Select a network operator (if necessary).

From your phone, you can add, set up, and manage virtual private networks (VPNs) that allow you to connect and access resources inside a secured local network, such as your corporate network.

Depending on the type of VPN you are using at work, you may be required to enter your login credentials or install security certificates before you can connect to your company's local network. You can get this information from your network administrator. Before you can initiate a VPN connection, you must set the screen lock option (Pattern, PIN, or Password only).

Basic VPN

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps  > Settings  > Networks tab  > Tethering & networks

  2. Tap VPN > Basic VPN > Add Basic VPN profile.

  3. Note: You must change your screen lock before you use credential storage. You can set a pattern, PIN, or password.

  4. Enter the VPN network according to the security details you have obtained from your network administrator.

  5. When finished, tap Save.

LG VPN

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps  > Settings  > Networks tab  > Tethering & networks

  2. Tap VPN > LG VPN > Add LG VPN network.

    Note: You must set the local key store password before you use LG VPN credential storage.

  3. Enter the VPN network according to the security details you have obtained from your network administrator.

  4. When finished, tap Save.

Wi-Fi Calling can improve your coverage and allows you to make phone calls and send messages over a Wi-Fi network (when a Wi-Fi network is available). Unless your rate plan provides otherwise, Wi-Fi Calling minutes count the same as T-Mobile cellular calling minutes on your phone bill.

To use Wi-Fi Calling

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps  > Settings  > Networks tab  > Tethering & networks

  2. Tap Wi-Fi calling > Connection Preferences.

    Note: You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network.

  3. Tap the Wi-Fi Calling switch  and select the appropriate Wi-Fi Calling Preference from the options listed.

    When the Wi-Fi Calling feature is on, your phone displays the Wi-Fi Calling icon (icon) on the Status Bar.

    Note: To stay on a Wi-Fi call, you must remain within range of the Wi-Fi network. Your call will drop as you leave the Wi-Fi range. When your Wi-Fi signal weakens, your phone will beep and display a warning message alerting you that your call will drop if the signal gets weaker.

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