Oh, how resourceful we can become!
Faced with an Internet connection reminiscent of the 56kbps dial-up days while at work, I dove into finding a way to tether the Galaxy Tab 7″ with its unlimited data plan to my Mac OS X (Snow Leopard). It turned out to be easier than I expected.
- Plug your Tab into your Mac.
- On your Tab, navigate to Settings > Wireless and network > Tethering
- Check “USB tethering”
- On your Mac, open System Preferences > Network. You should see SAMSUNG Android in the left.
Select it and choose “Advanced…”.
- In Vendor, select Samsung. In Model, select GPRS (GSM/3G). In APN, enter the APN for your Tab. You can find the APN on the tab in Settings > Wireless and network > Mobile networks > Access Point Names. Click OK.
- Back at the main screen, tap Connect. After a few seconds, the status next to SAMSUNG Android should turn green, and the Sent and Received bars should flicker green.
That’s it! Now wasn’t that easy?
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