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Tethering my laptop to my phone

vcpuk
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Tethering my laptop to my phone

I am unable to use mobile hot spot with my laptop.

Has anyone any tips please?

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Smith7
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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

What problems are you having ?

Hope this helps

On your phone open up the data connection

Open up the Hotspot you will be given a name of the Hotspot connection eg Android AP4157 and a password make a note of them

Look on your laptop for available network connections click onto it and connect using  password 

The laptop should save it for next time you need to use it 

vcpuk
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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

Thank you for responding so quickly.

When I click to connect it just comes up with unable to connect.

Am I missing something obvious?

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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

Does your mobile phone network permit tethering - a number of them don't?

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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone


@vcpuk wrote:

 

When I click to connect it just comes up with unable to connect.

In the bottom LHS of your laptop in the search box type WiFi  setting the WiFi should be switched on 

vcpuk
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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

I can connect to other wifi networks, that is why I am confused.

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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

@vcpuk Connecting to other networks (in cafes/shops?) is different to tethering, and as I have said, some mobile providers do not permit it. Have you checked if yours does?

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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

I would have thought if the phone gives you a WiFi address and password it should connect

What network do you use for you mobile phone ?

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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

Plusnet

Smith7
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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

Should work no problem I never had a problem

Does the data work on the phone check the APN setting

If still no joy call PN from your phone 500 and ask them 

 

https://www.plus.net/help/mobile/mobile-phone-and-voicemail-settings/

vcpuk
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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

Thank you very much for your help.

I appreciate your time and effort.

Does not make sense.

Smith7
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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

Me neither that's what we do try to help

Hope you get it sorted looks like you have tried everything 

 

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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

@vcpuk  Which make of mobile ?

Have you tried scanning Wi-Fi networks on your laptop ? 

The mobile's network name may not be the same as the one you're expecting to see..

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Re: Tethering my laptop to my phone

@vcpuk 

JooI, have you tried restarting your phone?

It can resolve a lot of problems easily!