Got the Samsung Galaxy X from T-Mobile today and spent most the day tinkering with it.  One thing I could not find instruction on was how to tethering the phone with Snow Leopard.  So I just started tinkering to see if I could figure it out.  Low and be hold it worked with very little effort.

  1. First change your USB Settings to “Ask on connection” on your phone. Settings->Applications->USB Settings
  2. Return to your home screen and connect your phone to your Mac via a USB cable
  3. The phone will now prompt  you for the connection mode, select “Samsug Kies”
  4. After the phone connects, your mac should alert that a new network interface was found
  5. Open the Network Preferences on your Mac
  6. Select the new Samsung_Andriod network interface
  7. Select “Advanced” and use the following settings
  8. Vender: Samsung
  9. Model: GPRS
  10. APN:
  11. CID: 1
  12. Click OK

This should return you to the standard Network preferences, use the following settings:

Telephone Number:

Account Name: <your phone number>

Password: <your My T-Mobile passowrd>

Click “Connect” and if everything works, you should be tethered.


  1. Wayne says:

    Great post!. My new Galaxy Vibrant is literally on the FedEx delivery truck and will give this a shot.

    A question or two though. First of all, do you have to go through these steps each time you want to tether? And have you found a way to bluetooth tether with Mac?

  2. john says:

    As long as you don’t change the name on the interface you don’t have to go through this every time. The default name is Samsung_Andriod. When I changed it to Samsung Galaxy S the next time I connected I had to go through the process again.

  3. Andre says:

    Do i change the APN to my carrier?