Tethering & networks allows you to configure mobile networks, tethering, and VPNs (Basic VPN, LG VPN).
You can share your phone's data connection with your PC using a USB cable.
Note: You cannot access your phone's memory on your computer when using USB tethering. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors.
To Setup USB Tethering
Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable.
Tap Apps > Settings > Networks tab > Tethering & networks
Tap the USB tethering switch to turn it on.
Note: To use your phone’s tethering capability, you must have the Smartphone Mobile Hotspot service added to your rate plan. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors. You cannot access your phone’s microSD card on your computer when using USB tethering.
You can share your phone's data connection with up to eight phones at once by turning your phone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Networks tab > Tethering & networks > Mobile Hotspot
Mobile Hotspot Settings
Tap the Mobile hotspot switch to activate the feature.
Enter a password of your choice and tap Save. After a moment, the phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID), so you can connect it with up to eight (8) computers or other phones.
Tap Configure Mobile Hotspot again. In the dialog box, configure the options:
- Network SSID - You can change the SSID, which is the name you will see when scanning for a Wi-Fi network to connect to.
- Security - Tap the drop down and select from Open, WPA PSK, or WPA2 PSK.
- Password - The field is visible when a password is required. Enter a password. You will enter this password on any device that connects to your hotspot.
- Show password - Place a checkmark to show the password.
- Maximum connections - Tap drop down and select the number of device connections, up to 8 maximum.
- Broadcast channel - Tap drop down and select the broadcast channel. Recommend Auto select for majority of users.
Tap Mobile Hotspot turn off timer and select from the options for when to turn Wi-Fi hotspot off automatically when not used.
Note: Mobile hotspot requires an appropriate data plan. Devices connected to your Mobile Hotspot use data from your data 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.
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.
From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Networks tab > Tethering & networks > Wi-Fi Calling
Tap the Wi-Fi Calling switch to enable.
An active Wi-Fi connection is required to use Wi-Fi Calling. Once connected to Wi-Fi you will see Ready for Calls in the settings status, Wi-Fi Calling icon on the status bar, and your network signal will be greyed out.
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.
Tap Wi-Fi Calling and select from the following options:
- Wi-Fi Preferred: All calls are made over an available Wi-Fi network. If there are no available Wi-Fi networks calls are made over the cellular network.
- Cellular Network Preferred: All calls are made over the cellular network unless the cellular network is not available, then calls are made over an available Wi-Fi network.
- Never use Cellular Network: All calls are made over an available Wi-Fi network. If there are no available Wi-Fi networks, your calls will not connect.
Note: Tap the Help section to view Tutorial and Top Questions on Wi-Fi Calling.
You can set whether to enable or disable data access on your phone.
From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Networks tab > Tethering & networks > 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 - Preferred network mode: GSM/WCDMA.
- Access point names - Setup APN for data service.
- Use only 2G networks
- 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).
From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Networks tab > Tethering & networks > VPN
Tap Add VPN network.
Note: You must change your screen lock before you use credential storage. You can set a pattern, PIN, or password.
Enter the VPN network according to the security details you have obtained from your network administrator.
- When finished, tap Save.