September 30th, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 Tethering issues
Trying to tether this phone to a W7 laptop (in fact I tried 3 different W7 laptops & an XP machine just to make sure).
Network is 3 UK
Laptop sees the phone's AP.
The phone can browse the internet by itself quite happily with 3 mobile network but wont allow internet to pass through for tethering. USB tethering does not work either.
The Samsung KIES (sp?) software downloaded and installed, and quite happily syncs phone with laptop, but as far as I can see this software wont allow internet pass through?
AP in settings is ticked and to enable troubleshooting, I've left the security to OPEN, but this is pointless as the laptop can happily see the Samsung.
The phone is running Android 2.2.1, with a baseband ID of S5830NEKA3 and version of Froyo XWKAB (is this version of Android actually allowing wireless/wired tethering?)
3 have been useless, passing me on to tech support, then laptop support, then phone support. They even suggested contacting Samsung UK! Every 3 support staff I talked to didn't have a clue, and I'm getting pretty fed up with the whole thing.
I used to own a HTC Desire S and had zero problems tethering that to laptops, but this Samsung seems to be misbehaving in some way.
Any suggestions on how to fix this, I would be grateful!