sprint phone or samsung ?
Sprint offers high-speed WiFi service for existing Nextel
customers, and provides an extensive network of hotspots in the United States
at locations commonly frequented by business travelers, such as hotels,
airports and conference centers.
Getting Sprint WiFi requires a Nextel customer account,
connection-management software, a MyNextel user account and a computer that
supports high-speed broadband.
Sprint WiFi plans include an unlimited WiFi hotspot and an
unlimited PC access plan with a WiFi hotspot package.
Sign up for WiFi service through Nextel by calling 1-800-SPRINT1.
Download and install the Nextel Connection Manager software.
Nextel offers the WiFi version of the connection-management
software at the Sprint Nextel website (see Resources).
Register your account via MyNextel on the Sprint Nextel
website (see Below).
Samsung Epic 4G Phone into a
The Samsung Epic 4G smart phone allows you to convert your
phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect up to five devices.
Such a set-up will keep you from running around searching
for an area that offers free Wi-FI. If you're stuck in an airport or staying overnight
at a hotel, you won't have to pay extra for Internet service.
You can connect your laptop or other media device to your
phone's Wi-Fi network.
Press the "Home" button, which looks like the outline of a house, on
the bottom of your Samsung Epic 4G phone.
Click the "Menu" button to the left of the
Click the "Settings" icon, which looks like a gray
box with a spoke in the middle.
Scroll through the list and click "Wireless &
Press "4G" until a check mark appears, indicating
the 4G network is enabled.
Click the "Home" button.
The 4G icon will appear to the left of your signal bars in
the upper-right corner of your screen.
The separate sets of bars above the 4G logo indicate the
strength of your 4G signal.
When the bars above the 4G logo are completely gray and the
4G logo is white, you have a weak signal.
When you are no longer receiving a 4G signal, your 4G logo
will be gray and a 3G logo will appear, indicating that the 3G network is now
enabled. If both of the logos disappear, you are not receiving any signal.
You must have either a 3G or a 4G signal to use your phone
as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Enable Sprint Hotspot
Press the "Applications" icon, a blue box with
four whites squares in it, in the lower-right corner of your Samsung Epic 4G
Press the "Sprint Hotspot" icon, which looks like
a phone with two signal bars on the right side, until a check mark appears to
the right of the icon, signaling the Spring hotspot function is enabled.
A pass-key allowing you to connect other devices to the
phone's network will appear on the screen.
Write the pass-key down.
Enable Wi-Fi on your laptop or other device that you want to
tether to your Samsung Epic 4G phone.
Search for the Wi-Fi network affiliated with your Samsung
Epic 4G phone.
The name of the network will begin with
To change the name of the Wi-Fi network affiliated with your
Samsung Epic 4G phone, press the "Menu" button; the
"Settings" icon; and "Device Name." Enter the new name for
phone's Wi-Fi network.
Click the network affiliated with your Samsung Epic 4G phone
on the device you want to tether to your phone'ss Wi-Fii network.
Enter the pass-key, and click "OK."
Your device will now be tethered to the Wi-Fi hotspot on
your Samsung Epic 4G phone.