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    hello - technophobe having trouble tethering

    Hello everyone,

    I'm the proud owner of a new Samsung Galaxy S2. I'm not brilliant with technology so Ithink I'll be on here a lot and hope people can help out.

    I've got a laptop running Windows XP and I'm trying to use my new phone as a wifi hotspot. I've installed drivers for the phone (Samsung USB driver for mobile phones) and have installed Kies.

    I've read that I need to install tetherxp.inf file. I've downloaded it but I can't seem to get any futher. When I plug my phone in now it doesn't come up with the "found new hardware" like i did the first time (because I've already installed the USB driver?).

    My laptop does find the S2 wireless however. If I set the setting to "open" then I can launch Google chrome on the laptop but it won't connect to the internet.

    The settings for the S2 have either "open" or "WPA2 PSK". When I try changing the settings on the laptop for the wireless connection, I can get WPA but now WPA2 - does that make any difference?

    Sorry for rambling on, but I don't want to keep the phone unless I can tether and I've only got 6 days before I can return it.

    Thanks for any help
    Last edited by andy2009; 07-09-2011 at 04:32 AM.
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    Welcome. I didn't realize the SG2 was out yet...

    Are you using the built in mobile hotspot?

    sent from my ApeX
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    Quote Originally Posted by brad92 View Post
    Welcome. I didn't realize the SG2 was out yet...

    Are you using the built in mobile hotspot?

    sent from my ApeX
    It is in the UK!

    I am trying to use the mobile wifi so that I can use tethering. Also, my laptop does connect to the phone, but i can't seem to use USB tethering either.

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