Galaxy 3 I5800

How to Tether Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Samsung-I5800-Galaxy-3Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Android Smart phone has a great look and a simple design. It has a screen of size 3.2 inches with resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. Though the screen display size is not big, but it is still enough to watch the movie and other things. It is operated on Android operating system version of 2.1 (Eclair), which can be upgradable upto 2.2 (Froyo). Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Android Smart phone has a 3.15 MP camera with image quality of 2048×1536 pixels.

Though it is an android Smart phone and has 3G network support system, but there is no secondary camera for video calling. The phone has all the basic connectivity options like EDGE, GPRS, 3G support at HSDPA 3.6 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot (Android 2.2), Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and a Micro USB 2.0 connectivity. It also has GPS with A-GPS support and the supported audio, video formats are MP3/WAV/eAAC+/MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263. Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Android Smart phone is powered by a standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery.

Anyways coming to Samsung Galaxy 3 I5800 Android Smart phone there are many features in this mobile handset. One such feature which we are going to discuss here is about the using your Galaxy 3 I5800 as a Wi-Fi hotspot i.e., using it as wireless portable router to provide internet access to Wi-Fi enable devices.

The Android operating system by Google brings the new feature of Wi-Fi tethering to all the handset which runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and higher version. Considering the fact that Wi-Fi tethering is in early stage, technology by time would make it possible to serve it better.

Some carrier locked mobile phone charge data charges whenever someone uses your network. But if you have Wi-Fi network then Wi-Fi hotspot can be a very good options. Remember that if you are using 3G then you would be charged accordingly for the whole data usage by your network users in total.

Tethering Galaxy 3 I5800 as a WiFi Hotspot

Tethering Galaxy 3 I5800 to create it as the router is very easy. The below procedure would help you out how you would do it.

  • As always you need to go to Menu and then ‘Settings’. Among the various options you need to select “Wireless and network”. Here you can manage your wireless network like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other settings.


  • Now search out and tap on “Tethering and portable hotspot” which is the option to share your phone mobile data connections as a portable hotspot. Click OK on the confirmation.


  • The next you would be provided with the option of USB tethering and portable hotspot tethering. Click on Mobile AP.


  • It will ask you to provide the Network SSID i.e., the name of the network.


  • You get your confirmation as shown on the picture above. Your Wi-Fi hotspot is ON now for usage. But to secure your Wi-Fi hotspot you need to tap on Mobile AP and then you get the option of “Configure mobile AP” which will prompt you for options of security like WPA2 PSK where in you would be required to provide password. Now password is required for the users to access your network and without password the Wi-Fi wouldn’t working on his mobile phone.


Limitations of Wi-Fi Hotspot in Galaxy 3 I5800 phone

The Wi-Fi hotspot on Galaxy 3 I5800 phone consumes more battery and it’s the highest power draining components. So when the Wi-Fi hotspot is ON make sure you have USB cable nearby to charge it up. Also other limitations of using it has Wi-Fi router, it has limited area of reception which is less than the normal wireless router.



  1. Gaurav

    October 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    how do you take the screenshot of galaxy 3 mobile applications

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      use the shoot me application or Screen ShotIT application from the Android Market Place!

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