Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Use your Samsung Galaxy Y as Internet Access Point

One of the cool features of the Samsung Galaxy Y that is not to be found in other and older Galaxy smartphones in its class is the ability to share it's 3G internet connection to other Wi-Fi enabled devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones. This feature is commonly found on higher end Samsung Galaxy tabletss and smartphones but it is a nice treat from Samsung to have it included in this entry level Android phone.

I had a previous post of similar topic in this blog but that one deals with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Since the naming of the feature in the menu is vastly different from that of Samsung Galaxy Tab, I took the liberty to post this one specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Y.

Having a personal Wi-Fi hotspot in your possession wherever you go offers lots of convenience to people who prefer using their laptop in browsing the internet and reading and sending email, in the absence of Wi-Fi access points in their location or even at home without regular internet  connection.

Once you activate the feature, other people can connect to your Samsung Galaxy Y and use its 3G internet connection to browse the Internet. The only downside of this feature is the maximum number of concurrent users which is set to 5 only.

To make sure that only people whom you authorize to connect will be able to use the service, you have the option to set WPA-PSK security in your device. meaning, you can set a passphrase or password which you can share with your users prior to connection just like in a dedicated Wi-Fi router/access point.

The procedure is very simple and outlined below:

1. Go to "Settings" and tap on "Wireless and Networks",


2. Tap on "Tethering and portable hotspot",


3. Tap to check the "Portable Wi-Fi Hostspot",

4. As soon as you see the "Portable Wi-Fi- hotspot AndroidAP7711 active" below the "Portable Wi-Fi hotpsot, you and your users can already connect to the Galaxy Y Access Point using your various devices but in this instance, the connection is "Open" and unsecured. What you have to do to enable security is  tap on the "Configure Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" after which you will have the option of setting your own Network SSID or leave the default "AndroidAP7711". Click on "security" below the Network SSID and choose WPA2 PSK in the dropdown list. Input your password or passphrase and you're good to go.


 By the way, before you do the above-mentioned things, make sure that your phone has enough load credits if you are on prepaid cellular service and that your network's APN is properly configured to browse over 3G. If you can browse the internet on your Galaxy Y prior to setting up the Access Point, then you will have no problem. If you cannot access the internet, check on your 'Mobile Networks Settings" and see if the "Use Packet Data" is checked or activated. This setting determines your phones capability to access the internet given enough  load credits and proper APN configuration.

In my case, prior to doing these things, I subscribe first to a day's unlimited internet with my Mobile Network or cellular provider to enjoy unhampered browsing with my pals and family members.

240 comments:

  1. Hi. I just got my galaxy y and was thrilled to discover that this budget phone can also be a wifi hotspot. I got a question though. You mentioned earlier that you've got to have enough load credits to be able to use this feature, do you have any idea of how much is usually charged against your load when you use this feature? Also, you mentioned that you subscribe to unlimited internet for one day to enjoy this feature, do you have any idea if this will also work for postpaid plans? Your answer will be very much appreciated.:)

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    1. hi can i ask if how can i turn on my internet in my galaxy y?

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  2. Hi. I think you got confused with my statements. To clarify: The Wi-Fi Access Point feature does not need load credits to work. I just mentioned that you need to have enough load credits so that you can enjoy unhampered Internet browsing. In the Philippines, the mobile telcos usually charge P10 per 15 minutes of internet browsing. For a whole day unlimited internet surfing fun it usually will cost you P50. There's also unlimited internet surfing for a whole month with postpaid plans which usually cost P999.

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    1. Thanks Litomella,
      I followed the steps as refered by you. and its works well. now am able to connect my laptop with my galaxy Y Via Wi-Fi & use internet through mobile net connection.

      Thanks a lot..

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  3. Hi ive just recently bought my galaxy Y, and i tried using wifi tethering with my globe prepaid, my ipad can connect through the tethered wifi but it cannot receive any data, why is that? kindly help many many thanks!

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  4. Hi. If your ipad can connect to the galaxy y AP but does not receive data. Please check your galaxy y if it can connect to the internet via 3G by itself. If it cannot, check the packet data and APN settings I've mentioned at the last portion of my article. I presume you have enough prepaid load credits for 3G internet browsing. After your galaxy y connects to 3G. Try tethering again. Yoi should be able to share the galaxy y's 3G internet this time.

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    1. hi. thank you for this article. how should i know if my galaxy y is set to 3G browsing? can you tell me where it is set? thank you.

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    2. Hi, my galaxy y connects to 3g internet and my ipad connects to galaxy y but ipad doesnt receive data and doesnt connect. Is there something i should do?

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  5. Samsung galaxy Y can use for 3g calling?

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  6. Yes Carl. The Samsung Galaxy Y is capable of calling via 3G.

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  7. hi.. got my galaxy y recently from Smart but how about if i will connect my phone to the internet via my PC's internet connection???

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  8. Hi Alfred, in that case you should install a dedicated wireless access point or router in your home so that your PC and Galaxy Y will share the same internet connection from your ISP.

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  9. hi, i put a sun cellular sim in my new samsung galaxy y and i have enough load to register into the internet and i successfuly register it so i can use it for 3 days but i can't connect to the internet, wat will im gonna do?..should i activate it or something to use my load and the same time my internet..

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  10. Check the APN of Sun Cellular in the Mobile Network Settings under "Access Point Names". It should be the correct APN for sun cellular then make sure that the "Use Packet Data" is checked. You should be able to connect to the Internet by then. Just google the APN of Sun Cellular to get the APN values.

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  11. Hi, How can I set up my Samsung Galaxy Y to browse internet only when I have wifi access? I mean it will not connect using my load. Thank you.

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  12. Hi.just turn on the wifi and you're set.

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  13. Hi, what if wifi is not turned on? And I accidentally used my internet. It will eat my load right? Is there something I can do to just set wifi to default? Thanks much...

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  14. Just leave the "use packet data" unchecked in the mobile network settings. This will ensure that you will not accidentally use 3G or GPRS when not over a wifi network.

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  15. Where I can find that settings? Thank you.

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  16. Read my post about APN's. Use the search box in my blog and type APN.

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  17. Hi Joezhel, you might get confused by my previous post on APN's because it was for the Galaxy Tablets. To disable browsing over 3G and GPRS,follow the guide below:
    1. Tap "Settings"
    2. Tap "Wireless and Networks"
    3. Scroll to "Mobile Networks" at the bottom and tap it.
    4. Under "Mobile Network settings", tap "Use Packet Data" to uncheck it. The check mark is colored green when checked and colored grey when unchecked. It should be grey.

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  18. Hi Litomella,

    Thank you so much.

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  19. Hi,
    I need your expertise on this.
    Im having no luck using portable wifi hotspot function of my Galaxy Y phone. I have tried using my AcerOne win7 starter netbook to connect to it. I tried the Samsung Vibrant connect to it and vice versa. Tried galaxy Y to galaxy Y and vice versa. The Wi-Fi status shows connected but showing page cannot be displayed. Tried using firefox chrome IE, having no luck. Even tried changing the portable wifi name, tried OPEN and WPA security option. I have used Wi-Fi access point. Tried to connect to two different wifi access point. I have tried putting minutes to use unlimited data, disabled wifi and enabled packet data and connect to the correct access point name of the carrier. Still having no luck. I havent consulted samsung service center at this point.

    Any input will be appreciated.Thanks in advance =)

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    1. I have the exact same issue with my Galaxy Y using Globe's internet settings. Every device I try to connect to the created hotspot shows it's connected, but it is unable to browse. I on the other hand have no problems browsing on my phone. Did you try resetting the phone as he suggested? The portable hotspot feature was one of the main reasons I bought this thing and I can't get it to work. Hope somebody finds a fix soon.

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  20. Hi, I think your problem lies in the configuration of your 3G/GPRS settings. Consult your mobile provider for the correct APN (Access Point Name). If you are from the Philippines, may I know your mobile provider?

    You should be able to connect to the Internet within your Galaxy Y first using 3G/GPRS. As soon as you can do it, you should have no problem making your phone a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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  21. I have called my carrier and obtain the correct APN. I have no problem getting internet connection when connected to either wifi or 3G.

    Im not sure why portable wifi hotspot won't still work on either of the connections. (Wi-Fi/ 3G)

    I have used the Samsung T959 mobile AP, and another galaxy Y portable wifi hotspot option but none of these work.

    When a phone is trying to connect to the created wifi hotspot, it shows connected to it, but cannot get online.

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  22. Hi Shane, it's weird that you cannot make the hotspot feature work with your Galaxy Y despite being able to connect to the internet using 3G. Normally the Galaxy Y will disable its Wi-Fi before it broadcast the 3G. And it doesn't matter if the devices connecting to it are iPads, netbooks and laptops or cellular phones with Wi-Fi as long as you don't exceed the maximum 5 devices at any given time.
    I guess you will have to try resetting your Galaxy Y to factor defaults and if it still don't work, bring back your Galaxy Y to Samsung and have it checked as a last resort.

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  23. hi,
    I'm having issues with my Galaxy Y phone, I'm on Globe prepaid and my load drained so quickly. I don't know where to go on the menu to prevent it from happening.
    My thoughts could be that's because of the running application I have (like Maps) but I tried to stop the application, but still,Globe were deducting my load.
    Need help.

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  24. Hi sheena, please refer to the step-by-step procedure I have taught to ne of our readers, joezhel. You may see it at the previous comments on the upper portion of this thread. Always make sure that the "use packet data"is unchecked to avoid being deducted or billed for data or internet access.

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  25. hi,i have just got new samsung galaxy y.i have opened some internet aplication and closed it...but my balance is still reducing...customer care people says my internet is opened.but i m not getting how to put it off..pls help me guys

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  26. Hi stella, please refer to my latest post. It will be the solution to your problem. Hope it helps. Thanks for dropping by.

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  27. hello.. i just got my new samsung galaxy y..is there anyone here who knows how to activate gprs? i cant use my phone for internet.. i already checked the packet data and it is already activated.. on APN, i already chose myGlobe Internet. But still, when i press the internet, it always say "no network connection" / "coonection failed".. please help me.. thanx!

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  28. Hi. if you are on globe prepaid your APN ahould be www.globe.com.ph. If you are on postpaid the APN zhould be internet.globe.com.ph. Check it out and edit accordingly.

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  29. Hi! i just got my new samsung galaxy y and i am so curious about these "Tethering and portable hotspot'. When this app. is already ativated, my phone connect into it. Can i really connect on my own "Tethering and portable hotspot" or NOT??? Thanks a lot :)

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  30. Hi Charmaine, the tethering and portable hotspot works by letting you have your own Internet access point. Once you have it activated, Your Wi-fi capable devices like cellphones, tablets (Android, Ipad and iPhone) and computers will be able to access the Internet. Your Samsung Galaxy Y serves as the broadcasting medium and it uses your 3G/GPRS to hook into the Internet. There is a limit though to the number of devices which can connect simultaneously to your Access point. Only 5 devices are allowed. When you have it activated at home, think of your home as Starbucks or any mall with Wi-Fi. No need for you to subscribe to a wired ISP. I suggest you subscribe to unlimited data access with your cellular provider to enjoy it better. In the case of tethering, you connect your Galaxy Y to your PC or laptop via USB and then your laptop or PC will be able to access the Internet. If you do this, no other device can connect to the Internet except your PC or laptop where you connected your Galaxy Y. The portable hotspot is much better. You can even use it to amuse your friends. Better yet, charge them for Internet connection if they want to connect to the internet using your own hotspot.. :)

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  31. Hi, I've been trying to work on connecting my Samsung Galaxy Y as portable wifi for my laptop. I got to connect but it says "no internet access". I reset my phone to default factory settings but still it didn't work. I'm using globe and registered to 50 unlimited surfing. Can you please help me how to get this work? My tattoo USB isn't working anymore and I want to get online on my laptop. Thank you. :)

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  32. Hi Panyang, check your APN. If it is "internet.globe.com.ph" change it to "www.globe.com.ph". The latter is the correct APN for Globe Prepaid. Try it.

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  33. Hi, i have galaxy y its my first android phone. i am stuck in a one option can u help me to get out of here. when i am save a number my android could not show the option of sim.please tell me what can i do and i cannot find the gmail singout option in my phone.

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  34. Hi lakhminder, unfortunately there is no way to signout gmail from your Android phone. The gmail account that you used during the very first time that you opened your Android phone becomes the default account and the only way for you to change it is to reset the phone to factory defaults. With regards to the Sim contacts, Android does not classify or identify it within the contacts list. If you wanna import or export your sim contacts to and from the SD card or vice versa there's something you can do. While in the contacts list, press the "menu" button at the left side of the home button, a dialog box will pop-up and you can choose from the following options: Import or Export from SD card and Import/Export to/from SIM card.

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  35. I bought a Galaxy Y. I am using internet in my laptop with a dongle modem. My laptop has wifi device. Is that possible to use internet in my Galaxy y with my laptop's internet connection over the laptop's wifi device?

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  36. No sir. It is possible the other way around only. Your Galaxy Y serving as a modem and Wi-Fi access point and the laptop as the client which uses the Galaxy's Internet connection.

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    1. Hello Sir,

      Why we can't use internet in my Galaxy y with my laptop's internet connection over the laptop's wifi device?

      This facility is available in most of the basic smartphones.

      THANKS

      Nikhil

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  37. Hi litomella..it's panyang..thanks for your advice..i've tried it but still there is no internet access.i've called the customer service of globe but only said it's a third party issue and can't do anything since it works fine on my phone. Is there other way to fix this issue? I can access the net from phone,the problem is no internet access when i tether or use wifi

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  38. Hi Panyang, try resetting again your Samsung Galaxy Y to default factory settings and then input the correct APN. Afterwards, try accessing the Internet using the phone. If you are successfull, activate the Hotspot feature. On your first time to activate the hotspot feature, the phone will warn you that Wi-Fi will be turned off. click ok on it. You might have refused to turn off Wi-Fi on your very first attempt. When the Galaxy Y's hotspot feature is activated, its capability to receive Wi-Fi signal from other Access points is deactivated and replaced by its ability to send out Wi-Fi signal to other devices. If nothing works then you should ask your Samsung dealer for a replacement.

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  39. Hi litomella..thanks again for the reply.i actually resetted to default settings twice and when i turn on the portable wifi..it automatically turn off the wifi. I guess i'll just need it to bring back to where i bought it thanks a lot :-)

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  40. hey..litomella i try your instruction about tethering and wifi portable hots pot but still i cannot connect to the internet,, i also check my APN and its correct according to what you've said....i actually try all of your instruction about how to connect to galaxy y..but it did not worked......can you help with this?? pls..

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  41. hi wangru. check if your galaxy y can connect to the internet thru 3g by itself. Then try tethering and portable hotspot.

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  42. hey litomella.. i just bought this mobile a week.. i have some problem.. the massage indicator always show that i have a new massage.. but i have deleted it all.. can u help me.. thanks alot..

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  43. Hi,

    my galaxy y drains its battery very fast. do you have any suggestion to make my battery last long?

    thanks in advance.

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  44. i have a doubt u have mentioned in u'r above article that"Input your password or passphrase and you're good to go"can we write any password or the same password as it appears.or can we type our BSNL portal id and passward?

    Hoping 4 an early replay

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  45. You can write any password you desire but it should be 6 digits or more.

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  46. Hi mior azizi. To disable notifications in your samsung galaxy y, press messaging application then press menu. Press settingg and scroll down to notifications. Just uncheck it and your messages will stop. Bothering you.

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  47. Hi nelz. To stop your galaxy y's battery from draining fast, disable wi-fi, bluetooth and gps when not in use. You may also adjust your brightness settings to maximize battery life.

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  48. thanks for the reply,

    one more thing.

    how can i copy the update.zip file to /root directory..

    it says permission denied


    is there something i must do before copying the file?

    thanks in advanced.

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  49. ,i think i followed the process, but still, connected but no internet access. .why?

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  50. Hi Im i got my christmas gift as a galaxy young and i am having trouble connecting going to the internet.
    My APN is named internet
    My sim is Smart
    I don't know what to put in the APN.
    Thank You

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  51. Hi... I think there's a mystery behind the tethering of Samsung Galaxy Y. I have 2 broadband sim cards, SmartBro and Globe Tatoo. I tried to use the SmartBro sim with unlimited internet for 1 day and connected my laptop. Both my phone and laptop was able to access the internet and browse websites. I removed the SmartBro sim and inserted my Globe Tatoo broadband sim with unlimited internet for 1 day also. My laptop was able to connect to the phone but it says No Internet Access. My phone can browse to any websites my laptop cannot. Any thoughts about this? Is Globe preventing the Globe Tatoo broadband sim to work only for 1 device?

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  52. Hi Carl, I am actually facing the same problem as you right now. Just got my Galaxy Y a few days back and with everything explained nicely by Litomella here (thank you) I still can't get my laptop to open any webpage even though it's connected to the wifi from my galaxy Y. :(

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  53. Hi guys, it actually takes a little while (about 1 or 2 minutes) before the laptop gets access to the Internet after getting connected to the Samsung Galaxy Y access point. Also sometimes, the notification bar or the system tray indicator on the laptop shows the wi-fi indicator with the yellow icon with an exclamation point indicating that wi-fi has no Internet access BUT upon refreshing the browser or typing in another URL, the webpage loads. I've tested this thing both with Smart and Globe(prepaid and postpaid)and it works. I'm going to shoot a video of the Galaxy Y and the laptop connecting to it and I'll post it here the soonest time possible to help you guys. Again I reiterate, if your Galaxy Y can connect to the Internet by itself thru 3G, it should and by all means be able to extend that Internet connection to the laptop. Wired (USB tethering) or wireless (portable wi-fi hotspot).

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  54. Please take a look at the video I posted yesterday. It shows how long the laptop connected to the Internet after activation of the Wi-fi hostspot feature. Hope it helps. http://android-googler.blogspot.com/2011/12/use-your-samsung-galaxy-y-as-access.html

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  55. hi! i just bought a samsung galaxy y awhile ago but to my surprise my load has been eaten up.does this have to do with the 3g/gprs on???please i really don't know what to do..

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  56. Yes,your 3g/gprs (packet data) is turned on and you should turn it off. Browse to the comments above for step by step procedure on doing it. Look for my reply to one of our readers named Joezhel. Thanks for dropping by.

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  57. Hi! I follow all the instructions you'd mentions but yet i cant still connect on the internet. It always pop out with an error occurred whenever i sign in on facebook. could you help me with this? thank you.

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  58. please read the comments thread. tips on how to do it successfully is enumerated. check out also the video I posted for this topic.

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  59. hi its my first time to have an android phone. what applications do you suggest to download?

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  60. Litomella, I'm having doubts on your comment that you tried Smart and Globe (both prepaid and postpaid) to use Samsung Galaxy Y's tethering. It is true that SmartBro does work, I can connect to any websites on my phone and at the same time on my laptop simultaneously without any errors. But on Globe Tatoo, my phone only has the internet connection and not my laptop. You said that it will just take some time for the laptop go have an internet access but I waited for almost an hour and still no internet connection on my laptop. I know that my cellphone is working properly because tethering does work on my SmartBro and the fact that I can do this, I really know what I'm doing in using tethering. Globe prepaid does not work with tethering. Only my cellphone can access websites and not my laptop. I even tried to refresh my browser on my laptop over and over again and still no internet access. It does not get any valid IP Address at all.

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  61. Good afternoon sir, I'm a samsung galaxy y user and I have some problems on making my phone as my internet connection for my laptop. Can you provide a step by step procedure on connecting it via USB?? thanks

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  62. Hi Carl, you might be right with the Globe tatoo USB SIM as I haven't tested that one specifically. The Globe prepaid and postpaid SIM's that I have tested were the regular cellphone ones and I can prove it working in front of you if only we are on the same room right now. For the benefit of us all, I will test the globe tattoo broadband SIM in a Galaxy Y as soon as I get my hands on one.

    I do experience intermittent connection with tethering sometimes. I guess I am just more patient because no matter how many times I get connection error messages, I just repeat and repeat the procedure until I get connected. And connected I get all of the time. I guess the hardware manufacturer or Google's Android will need to be updated to make tethering seamless all the time. I do know some third party apps that does tethering for Android but I haven't tested any of it yet for the reason that it is not free, and tethering is a native feature that should not be sold for a fee.

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  63. @rose, you can download many free apps from the Android Market right in your Samsung Galaxy Y. Example are Facebook, Kindle reader, Angry Birds, YM, Skype and many more. If you want nice paid applications, visit androidtapp website here: http://bit.ly/rHfwqz

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  64. @hutake, the procedures are on this post. http://android-googler.blogspot.com/2011/11/browse-internet-in-your-desktop-using.html

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  65. thanks for the reply, can you give me your top 5 must download apps? thanks in advance

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  66. hi there! i read your responses to different samsung galaxy users. Thanks a lot ...it was a big help to me because i just bought my galaxy y yesterday, and i checked my load balance right now..and my load was gone up. I don't know that the gprs is on, so i followed your advice to uncheck the packet data. Thanks so much...it really helps..

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  67. Good am sir, I noticed that there are other who have the same problem I do when it comes to getting my galaxy y hotspot to work. I would to point out that I had this problem before and after I updated my phone's firmware to 2.3.6. I seem to have no trouble connecting to internet thru the phone's browser or thru usb tethering. But I can't seem to connect thru its portable hotspot, I did the same procedure you did, but making sure I had enough prepaid load and even registered to Globe's Super Surf Promo. Still no dice. I hope someone has a workaround for it.

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  68. can the internet work even though not using any loads??

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  69. Hi again... out of curiousity, I bought Sun Cellular Broadband sim card and tested for tethering and it is also fine. My laptop got internet connection in less than 3 minutes but with Globe Tatoo, I even waited for almost 1 hour and keeps on refreshing my browser over and over again, still it does not get any IP address. I even tried to reset my cellphone to fatory settings and still no go for the Globe Tatoo. By the way, I both tested Globe Tatoo Broadband Sim and Globe Tatoo prepaid regular sim and both did not work. I tested Smart Broadband Sim and Smart regular prepaid sim and both worked. I only tested Sun Cellular Broadband sim in this case. I even went to Globe centers and addressed my issue. They checked on my settings and its all fine. They even don't know what's that cause of the issue. They even saw a lot of inquiries over the internet and on their database that there is actually an issue with Globe Prepaid for Samsung Galaxy Y tethering and one of their rep said that she will escalate the issue for resolution. They rolled out the speculation that the problem is on my cellphone because they said that tethering works on Smart and Sun.

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  70. Hi. Thank you very much for sharing.
    I've got everything right about starting and using my Galaxy Y as hotspot. But then I want to deactivate this service, and I can't find how. Can we deactivate this service and how we do that?

    Thanks :)

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  71. @Adel, just un-check the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot in the settings and un-check also the use Packet Data if you don't want to access the Internet in your smartphone.

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  72. @carl, thank you for sharing your experience with the Globe Tattoo broadband Sim. To know that you even went to Globe about the matter means that there must be something in the configuration of the Globe Tattoo product that blocks sharing in smartphones like the Galaxy Y. Have you tried the regular Globe cellphone Sim? (prepaid and postpaid). I suggest you try it and if the result is the same then I must be very lucky at the time when I was able to successfully share the Samsung Galaxy Y's Internet thru the hotspot feature. That was around last week of November and I used my friends' open line Samsung Galaxy Y to do it.

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  73. @yow, yes the Internet will still work in your Samsung Galaxy Y even without load provided you are connected to a Wi-Fi access point at home or in a mall, e.g SM, Rockwell and Robinson's :)

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  74. @fee gee, likewise here, I hope someone from Globe and/or Samsung is reading our thread here and shed some light on the hotspot feature not working on other Galaxy Y units.

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  75. @mine, you're welcome. Cheers! :)

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  76. @rose, my personal top 5 most downloaded app?
    1. Angry birds - for my kid and the kid in me sometimes :)
    2. Amazon kindle - love to read ebooks and I buy from amazon.
    3. Evernote - for my daily organizing tasks.
    4. MX Video Player - for watching downloaded videos and movies.
    5. Android Sync Manager - for wireless syncing of my files from Galaxy Y to desktop and laptop. This one needs a working regular Wi-Fi setup at home.

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  77. aaaahh thank you! I thought the samsung galaxy y can't connect to a wifi coz u said earlier that it can only serve as a modem and wifi and the laptop as the client which uses the Galaxy's Internet connection and it is not possible the other way around. thank u very much. ^^

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  78. how can i connect my samsung galaxy y to the internet.. i just keep on connecting to it over and over again but it doesn't work.. does this mean that i should have an extra load before proceeding to it?? im really curious.. i can't even sign in to my account.. ://

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  79. i bought my first android galaxy y on 6th of this month.using bsnl sim i connected & used internet on this phone.but now it shows "cannot connect to internet,please check your connection setting & try again."I have restored the phone twice.but that didn't help.please help

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  80. Can we use Samsung Galaxy Y as modem and use internet on PC

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  81. i want to know can i see live tv chennel through galaxy y ? please... thanks..

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  82. Hi... Good Afternoon... I m using Samsung Galaxy Y and problem which i m facing is :
    1. Battery goes down very quickly
    2. Like every other day it gives m error as SD CARD is removed unexpectdly... I need to restart my phone..
    3. Via Kies i m not able to copy or move any Contacts or Songs to my Laptop...

    Please help m...

    Thanks in advance..

    Shivali

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  83. hi good evening!!! i bought my galaxy y 2 weeks ago.. and i have a big problem.. i need your expertise.. i have enough load by the start of the day but the end of the day, i dont know if it is by the simcard network (globe) or is it by my galaxy y.. every 30mins to 2 hours my load is always automatically deducting 10 to 15 pesos.. i am so confused and its getting me crazy cos im experiencing this for 5 days.. and now i want to throw my galaxy y phone cos i already brought it to the store where i bought it and they just reset the phone but after a couple of hours nothing changed.. its keep eating my load frequently.. grrrr!!!!

    and also.. how can i switch my galaxy y from 3g to 2g.. cos i used my phone just for texting,calling and wifi..

    thank you so much!!! i hope you have a solution nor a better solution for my crazy problem.. God Bless!! :)

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  84. @08, please read this post http://android-googler.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-stop-samsung-galaxy-y-from.html

    This will solve your problem.

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  85. @shivali, to stop your phone's battery from draining prematurely, turn off wi-fi, gps and bluetooth when not needed.
    For the SD card, check if it is defective or try reformatting it. The Galaxy Y has no such issues with SD cards.
    And lastly try to update your Kies. If you have a working wi-fi setup at home, use Android sync manager app from the android market for you to seamslessly transfer to and from your PC. seldom use Kies because it is very poor in syncing and file transfer.

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  86. @anonymous, consult your mobile operator for the correct APN or Access Point Name of your Mobile Network.

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  87. @sasanka, as of now I'm not aware of any app that can enable you to watch live TV channels on your SAmsung Galaxy Y. I'll post it here once I come across anything from the internet.

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  88. @sharad gosavi, tethering is exactly all about using the Galaxy Y as the modem for your PC to connect to the internet. follow the instructions in this post.

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  89. hi sir lito just had my new samsung gal y. yet im having a problem to logging in my gmail to google account..either i sign in or create a new account, still error prompt. it always shows in my screen: can't establish a reliable data connection to server..note:i can access internet either data packet or using wifi but there are application that needs to have my google account prior to browsing

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  90. hi litomella ,the day before yesterday i bought galaxy y i just need to know can i connect my galaxy's internet to my pc via usb cable , in my kies the is no option about internet. i really dont know about the tethering ,how to set apn no and i cant copy my sim card contact into my phone contact......pls help for these...........

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  91. thanks for giving such a nice info about wifi...]
    what is mean by swype or samsung in keypad

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  92. Hi Billa, please browse for my post on USB tethering. The step-by-step procedure is outlined there. Thanks.

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  93. Dear Sir,

    I just bought Samsung Galaxy Y 2 weeks ago and I'm not sure why my phone automatically shut down. When I tried to unlock, it is not responding (totally black), even I tried to press the power button quite long to ON it back. After I took out the battery, put in back and press the power button back, it's ON. Do you have any idea why this thing happened?

    Thanks for your advise.

    Bie

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  94. Hi Bie_Honey, some of my friends also experienced what your phone has gone through. What I advised to them was the same as what you did and the phone went back to normal.I am not sure what causes the automatic shutdown but if it happens again, I highly suggest that you immediately send it back to where you bought it for replacement. It might be some factory defect. My own galaxy Y also shut down like what happened to you but it was for a reason because my son accidentally dropped it. So far it's working perfectly since the incident.

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  95. hello sir i need u help ; day before yesterday i bought galaxy y and connected with internet through package data(and im using airtel sim card);; till yesterday it was good and in good speed but today it was too slow to download and opening the sites(and i made factory default settings yesterday)its working but no much speed;;hekp me

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  96. how to activate 3g in samsung galaxy y ;; i checked it but there is two options wcdma/gsm
    3g option is not there, what i want to do?

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  97. last week i bought samsung galaxy y, and i try to use blue tooth, 3g or video call without using internet but i'm failure. every time i try to connect 3g my prepaid balance is less and less. how i can use video call with my new samsung galaxy y without internet connection?
    thank you

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  98. Hi sir how to manually configure GPRS setting on a samsung galaxy y

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  99. Hi,
    I have got samsung Galaxy Y mobile.
    I am having following problems:
    1. Internet goes off though it is on post-paid and Airtel has confirmed that itnernet is working fine on my cell.
    packet data is activated
    Network mode: GSM/WCDMA(Auto mode) is checked
    APN : airtelgprs.com
    Net was working properly earlier and stopped working now.
    2. On Calendar, if I keep reminder, it does not ring. What setting i neet to check.

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  100. Hello sir. i got my Samsung Galaxy Y 2 months ago and it's quite impressive, but recently I experience problems in connecting in Wifi and 3g. First in wifi,when i connect to a router, it will just scan and suddenly it will disconnect and on the 3g i have enough load to use it and i am already connected but it says "error connection problem". can you help me for this? thanks for the help :)

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  101. Hey can I just ask why I can't connect to the web with my Internet widget when im connected to WiFi but only my Facebook App and the Android Market works well....how am I gonna fix this??..im stuck on FB...need you help guys :)

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  102. Hi!

    no one seems to be able to answer this one.

    i recently got a Samsung Galaxy Y. I keep unchecking the packet data option, but it checks itself every now and then and eats up my currency on the phone which i use for phone calls, this also, when im in a wi fi zone. why is this happening? how can i stop it??

    do let me know,
    thanks a lot!

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  103. Hi Ami Kay, the automatic checking of the packet data option is very unique to your phone and it is the first time that I have heard of someone having that problem. I suggest that you bring your phone back to your carrier (Telco) as they might have it locked for data subscription that's why you don't have the option to turn it off.
    Try resetting your phone to default factory settings and try again.

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    1. I had the same problem before, even if I uncheck packet data some application on my phone turns it on again. I finally solved the problem by installing the APN Lock(CHR) which I downloaded from the play market (formerly android market). The buttons show the APN's in your phone you can click to disable or enable them, colors change from green (on) to red (off). This saved me a lot of load from my pre-paid account. I normally use WI-FI on my home network to connect to the net. Hope this helps.

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    2. Hi Litomella, First of all thanks for all the very helpful tips on your blog. Am a 69 year old retiree, new to the android thing, just got my SGY last Dec.. I live in Antipolo, and very interested to learn new tips and tricks for my android phone and share them to other users. Mabuhay po kayo at maraming salamat!
      mailto:max.ac5py@gmail.com

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  104. hi sir lito..

    im just really wondering wy my friend was able to connect to internet through wifi.. im just wondering cause there was no even wifi connection on that place. he told me he just enter some code then that's it. he was already connected to internet.. do you have any idea on what's the code is?? i just rarely used my wifi cause there's just selected place wherein we could connect.. i dont have any idea.. :/

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  105. Good morning sir i have a problem with my samsung galaxy y or s5360 ive install a browser called UCWEB its already installed. The problem is cannot be browse what should i do? u think the problem is on gprs settings? and what is it? how do i fix the problem of that phone? im using globe network i put MyGlobe CONNECT gprs but its not work how do i fix it? tnx sir ... hope u can help me with this...

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  106. Hi. Check out the GPRS settings of your Galaxy Y. If you are on Globe prepaid your APN should be www.globe.com.ph, if on postpaid the APN should be internet.globe.com.ph.
    Regarding UCWEB browser, how did you acquire it? I suppose you have a working internet connection in your galaxy y becoz if not you can never be able to download an app like it. Did you used wifi?

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  107. hi i have a problem with my samsung galaxy y i cant access to the internet,

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  108. About the UCWEB browser sir ive download that tru computer its like OPERA MINI but much better to use that browser do you have a facebook sir? i have so many questions to tell to you sir thanks ...

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  109. Hi, I just got a Samsung Galaxy Y. I only want to use the internet when I have wifi as it will cost me loads on credit otherwise. How to I ensure the internet only works when I have wifi. My friend can turn off 3G on her iphone, is there something similiar on the Sansumg?

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  110. Yes there is. Just turn off the "use packet data" under the settings. To do it:

    1. Tap "Settings"
    2. Tap "Wireless and Networks"
    3. Scroll to "Mobile Networks" at the bottom and tap it.
    4. Under "Mobile Network settings", tap "Use Packet Data" to uncheck it. The check mark is colored green when checked and colored grey when unchecked. It should be grey.

    Check out also my post on How to prevent Samsung Galaxy Y from automatically connecting to the Internet.

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  111. Hi Sir,
    I already followed the steps you provided to activate internet in my Samsung Galaxy Y but still cannot connect to internet. I don't know what's wrong. Can you help is there's other way?

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  112. hi. how can i enable my 3g on my samsung galaxy y. at first, i can easily enable and disable it but now im having a hard time to enable it

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    1. Your problem with your phone seems unique.I suggest you try resetting your galaxy y to factory settings. If it doesnt fix it you'll need to have it checked in a service center.

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    2. the 3g icon isnt visible anymore on the status bar. how can i return it

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  113. hi sir. can you teach me how to restore 3g on my samsung galaxy y. at first i can easile enable and disable it but now im having a hard time returning it. at first, every time i use 3g. there's always H.E etc. that appears on the upper part but now there's no H. and E at all

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  114. where can i find that factory settings

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    1. It's in one of my posts. Just browse a bit.

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  115. 3g icon isnt visible in the status bar even when 3g is activated.

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  116. Hello I'm Desha! I'm glad that I found this blog now I understand what's "Use Packet Data" for. Thank You! But I have a question about downloading applications at android market. I just got my phone last week from Sun.

    Can I install applications from android market (through laptop) using a usb cable connected to my phone? I already signed in once in the market using my phone. Do I need wi-fi when installing applications or mobile internet from my service provider will also do?

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    1. Hi dessa, you need a google account to log in to the market plus a working wi-fi or 3G data connection. You don't need the usb cable to install apps from the android market. Once you are logged in, all the apps from the android market will be available to you. Some will be free and some paid.

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    2. Thanks Sir. But when I tried to logged in, "You don't have any devices" always appears even though I've already logged in the Market using my phone.

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  117. Hello Sir,
    Can you help me on how to install applications in my Samsung Galaxy Young? Whenever I try to go to Android Market to download apps the "You don't have any devices" appears even though I've already logged in the Market using my phone. I also tried to connect the usb cable of my phone to my laptop but nothing happened. What to do sir?

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    1. Hi dessa, your issue is also experienced by lots of Android users and it is a known bug not yet addressed by Google as of writing. I suggest you try downloading an app from the android market using google chrome on your desktop or laptop and your primary google account then if you are successfull, try downloading again using your samsung galaxy y phone. Tell me if it works. Thanks.

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    2. I'm using Google Chrome already Sir. I also tried with other browsers like Firefox and Rockmelt but "You don't have any devices" still appears.

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  118. Hello Good Day !!
    Sir can i asked why i can't connect to the internet even if i have enough load and my packet data is open it always says that : no network conncetion please check your settings.What will i have to do?

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    1. Hi merz, do check the correct APN or Access Point Name from your carrier. APN's for prepaid and postpaid service differs so you have to get it and input the correct one in the APN field under the settings. Procedures are outlined in the comments on this post so just check it out.

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  119. Hi Sir, i just want to ask if is it possible to turn off the 3G of my galaxy y. i have wifi at home and i dont need to use the 3G feature but the problem is, everytime i turn off my phones wifi, the 3G automatically runs and my prepaid load is draining down to zero. i don't know how to fix this. pls help me thanks

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    1. Hi dennis, read this post. http://android-googler.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-stop-samsung-galaxy-y-from.html

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    2. hi, im having problem with my phone im using galaxy y, im not able to receive phone calls but im able to receive text messages,i have full signal bars, i tried to call my phone using another phone and it was a busy tune and my phone was able to indicate that it is a missed call, but its not ringing at all

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  120. hello.. i just got my new samsung galaxy y..is there anyone here who knows how to activate gprs? i cant use my phone for internet.. i have a prepaid card n have already activated internet service n paid fro it.....i
    already checked the packet data and it is already activated.. on APN, i already chose myGlobe Internet. But still, when i press the internet, it always say "no network connection" / "coonection failed".. please help me.. thanx!

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  121. Hi sir. tanung ko lang how to get apn settings for Samsung galaxy y. kase 3 months ko ng gamit yung phone ko but never ko pang nagamit sa 3g. kahit na nakacheck yung usae packet data. thanks

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  122. Hi elaine. Pakibasa na lang comments sa thread na to. Nakasulat yung correct APNs para sa galaxy y mo. May I know kung Globe or Smart ang Sim mo?

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  123. hi sir,
    my internet connection proper not working.
    when i loading video it's showing buffering all the time.

    how can i see smothly video

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  124. Same din yung problem ko sa wifi hotspot, nagagamit ko samsung y ko for internet using packet data, but when i try to activate wifi hotspot, my friends can connect but it prompts no internet access, we have the same phone and the same settings. My phone can connect and can browse internet using other wifi hotspot.

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  125. Hi! I'm having problems with my wifi connections? I used it once but i cant anymore for some reason. I usually gets error messages like disconnected or disabled whenever i enter the password. Is it about the version of the android application i downloaded? I'm not even sure if I'm saying it right. :P but i really need your help. thanks!

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  126. Hi! I'm having problems with my wifi connections? I used it once but i cant anymore for some reason. I usually get error messages like disconnected or disabled whenever i enter the password. Is it about the version of the android application i downloaded? I'm not even sure if I'm saying it right. :P but i really need your help. thanks!

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  127. hi. im having problem on my gprs. talkntext. packet data was check and still no 3g connection. cant use my internt. hmmm??

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  128. hey pls can u help me out...I am able to access to the android market,gmail,facebook but unable to access the general internet.I mean other than these applications i m unable to access the general internet lyk google n cannot open any websites...pls give me a solution for this

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  129. I can`t use my internet if i didn`t use a wifi, it shows web page cannot be display...samsung galaxy y

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  130. hi Mr. Lito. Can you help me with my problem? I just got my Galaxy Y and yet everytime I register to globe for it's 1 day internet mobile it doesn't work. what shall you recommend me?

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  131. Hi! can i connect ma laptop n ma galaxy y through Hotspot..?? plzzzz tell me in short time plzzz if yes then HOW...??

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  132. sd card removed unexpectadely y it cum's again and again wat d shit is dis???

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  133. hi
    i m having problem with the network.i have to restart it so often.sometimes it restart by itself!

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  134. Hi! I did everything you told me to do, but still i cannot connect to internet. I have the rigt APN for globe, then i did check the "use packet date". But, still i cannot connect.

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  135. Hi Sir!!!

    I want to use my Laptop adhoc network to run internet in my Galaxy Y through WIFI.

    I tried it several times, but Galaxy Y is not able to detect the ad hoc network. When I use Nokia smartphone or other Laptop, they are able to detect and connect to the adhoc network.

    On trying to connect manually Galaxy Y says: Out of Range.

    Please help

    Regards

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  136. Hi sir. Just read all comments above and followed it but I cannot connect to internet. My problem is, I registered from unli surf of smart for 1 day but I cannot connect to internet. It always says "Cannot connect to internet. Please check your connection settings and try again." I already activated the Data Network. What shall I do? Thanks.

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  137. how can i activate idea mobile internet in galaxy y?

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  138. hii guyzz can we stop the LOG storage?? i mean..all my recent activities are stored in the log..how to stop it??

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  139. hay how can i track my Samsung Galaxy Y phone location if it is stolen .........

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  140. hi sir what is the correct APN for smart. tnx

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  141. hi sir. can u help about the downloading games/apps/themes. i buy my samsung galaxy y to my friend. she gave a cd "kies" do i should install it in deskstop? i dnt have a internet/wi-fi on my phone. i just have a deskstop.. can u help me plsss

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  142. Hi sir, reading through this blog i noticed most of everyone are having problems with tethering using GLOBE prepaid or postpaid. I personally tried with prepaid sim and doesnt work either. I followed your apn and reset suggestions too. Please do let me know if there are any solutions to this since the area i stay in has a much stronger globe signal. Thanks...

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  143. hi there. bought my first android phone, samsung galaxy y today. inserted my globe prepaid sim where my contacts are saved and when i tapped the contacts icon on my phone, double entries appear-coming from my sim and the phone memory. what will i do so i will use the phone memory on my contacts? please help.....

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  144. hi
    my galaxy y always connect internet as E(edge network)how can i connect as 3g

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  145. Hello! what if we have no WI-fi hotspot in our house and i use the 1 hour mobile internet surfing by globe, how can i use this and what is the step-by-step will i do? thanks & God bless :)

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  146. Hi. this blog post is precisely your guide to enable the samsung galaxy y as your wifi hotspot in lieu of a dedicated wifi router or hotspot at home. just follow the step by step procedure.

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    1. hey! thank you and sorry for the time that you spend in answering my question.. till next time :)

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  147. Hello! i have a samsung galaxy y and i followed your step by step procedure on how to use its portable hotspot feature. Unfortunately, all it does is get the device connected to the phone, but no data is being transmitted to the connected device. Please know that i have followed each step (turn on 3g connection, APN, etc.) and that my phone's 3g connection is working flawlessly. I have seen on the internet that this problem is very common with the galaxy y model. I also consulted Samsung (SM North Branch) about this but, unfortunately again, they did not know what was wrong with the phone. They even tested my sim with other models and it worked fine. I went to samsung early this year but up to now, they haven't contacted me for any solution to this problem. I am very frustrated that i can't use the full potential of my phone and that no one could give me answers. My girlfriend also has a galaxy y. we got ours a week apart (Brand New) and from different stores but we're having the exact same problem. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank You.

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  148. Here you will see others having the same problem. http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-y/473389-tethering-portable-hotspot.html. I tried installing custom ROMs on my phone and even reflashing it and updating its software. No luck.

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  149. For all Samsung Galaxy Y users who have problems using the portable wifi hotspot feature, I have the SOLUTION. you need to root your phone first. (instructions on rooting your phone is here http://galaxyygaming.blogspot.com/p/rooting.html) then download/install "barnacle" from google play (formerly market) to your phone. Then start the app with your 3g connection turned ON. Tap "Start" when the app opens. At first it will show some errors and then it will ask you to skip "wpa_supplicant". Tap "ok" or "yes" or "skip" (i cant remember which one, just agree to what it's suggesting). Then tap "Start" again and BINGO!!! you are now broadcasting your 3g connection. you can set up your connection name and password through the app's settings. its default connection name is barnacle and no password. im using my laptop connected to my phone's 3g right now. hope this helps! :)

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  150. when i change sim card automatically a message comes saying "dear GT-s5360 user,thank you for your interest in being a part of samsung family" and balance gets deducted

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  151. sir mabilis din ba ang internet connection pag naishare sa laptop, ilan po ang speed, example pag nagsubscribe ako sa one day unlimited surfing sa globe. ok lang ba ang speed pag na youtube ako?

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    1. yes james ok naman ang speed nya. para ka lang din naka-broadband na mura. youtube works fine. pag lima na kayong komokonek which is the maximum ay bumabagal sya and sometimes nagha-hang.

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  152. depende sa signal ng 3g. pag ok connection ng 3g sa phone, ok din ang binobroadcast nyang wifi. naka globe din ako e. di ko pa nasusubukan mag youtube, pero ok naman sa browsing. try mo i-speedtest.net, pero kasi ang speen ng galaxy y sa 3g ay up to 7.2mbps.

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    1. Thanks joel for helping explain to the others. it's highly appreciated.

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  153. so u mean that instructions right above there is for free internet ?

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    1. no. the above guide is for sharing your galaxy y's 3G internet over wifi to a maximum of 5 wifi capable devices. the galaxy y serves as the access point.

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  154. @joel012805 bro please repost your last comment. I mistakenly deleted it while tapping "publish". the galaxy tab is not so precise with tapping and so very prone to mistakes like this. my apology.

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  155. Hi sir. Just read all comments above and followed it!(dsf2012.4.11)
    isabel marant cuba boot

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  156. If you are using the "barnacle" app (free on google play), i think you can connect or broadcast your 3g connection to up to 13 devices. In the app's settings yo can change the channels from 1 to 13. i haven't tried connecting 13 devices but it works like a charm with 2. i don' have enough toys, i think, hahaha.

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  157. ang dame ko palang kapareho ng problem dito. Bakit ganun? hindi ako makapagbrowse ng internet, connected na naman ung isang cp ko sa galaxy y ko ehh. lagi lumalabas no connection, retry. punu naman ang signal. ano ba dapat kong gawin, ginawa ko na naman lahat ng sinabi mo pero ganun pa din

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    1. dude, natry mo na ba yung suggestion ko? gamit ka ng barnacle app. nasa pang 11 sa taas mula sa post mo ang instructions. napagana ko yung akin gamit ito.

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  158. how to enable mobile networks menu

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  159. hie.. i got a new samsung galaxy y duos.. i m unable to connect d usb cable of my phone wid d laptop.. ie..its shows as charging but wen i try to import/export data its not connectng.. i tried goin to 'wireles and networks' n clicking on the import/export tab.. but its not working..
    plz help..

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  160. hi.. I just bought my samsung galaxy y yesterday.. can you pls teach me how to end my calls.. I called my father then as I started tapping the screen to end the call, there is no response..no light.. and so I thought it turned off..but when I tried to turn it on.. it doesn't turn on.. And so I removed the battery and turn it on again.. then I tried to call again and it repeated the same scenario.. cannot be touch and no light but its working becoz prior to the test call I did, I played songs..and I can still hear the sound.. what do you thinK is the problem with my unit.. thank you..

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  161. bakit ayaw kumonek ng CP nmin sa GALAXY y? .. pero puno nmn ung signal ..

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  162. is there any other way for galaxy y phone battery will not get easily lowbat?

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  163. i recently applied for a globe postpaid plan. I chose Samsung Galaxy Y as my unit and i'm just pissed off cause I can't access wifi in our house. What steps shall i take? What settings shall I configure? O_O please HELP. >,<

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  164. hi! just stumbled upon your post. Just wanted to commend you for patiently answering the queries of everyone. ^_^

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  165. Good Day. I just want to ask what appropriate action should I do with my Internet connection. I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and I can't access in the internet. One time I tried to register my TM sim to an unlimited Internet service but unfortunately I can't even pass through any connections at all. What should I do?

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  166. Easy to follow and use my Galaxy Y as an AP. GREAT stuff my Pc can pick it up.... God bless you buddie

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  167. hi...before i used to use internet on galaxy y with my first SIM but i inserted my 2nd SIM it does not shows of use packet data ....please help

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  168. Hi
    I just bought my samsung galaxy y 2 weeks back.
    I still cant get the wifi to work on it. Could you tell me what to do about it?

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  169. Hello. I'm just wondering.. Can't I use my own 3G connection for my own wifi browsing? Thanks. Need your amazing expertise.

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    1. Yes you can. Just read the comments on this post and follow the step by step procedures on how to activate and configure your 3G in your Galaxy Y.

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  170. hi . i just bought galaxy y .when i insert my sim,my credit get low . it got E on the top . tht make my credit low . how to delete it ?

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  171. hi. i just bought this mobile yesterday. the "voice search" option works yesterday. but today is shows "connection problem" ... please help me

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  172. sir can you help me? i can't connect to my router. it states here that it is authenticating then it disconnects. i try to connect a couple of times but it still disconnects. can you find a solution in this problem? thanks

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