Alright, I dunno if the way I'm doing this is what's causing this, but here it goes. I just added the hotspot tethering to my account and am using it for my computer and my other bionic which is not activated. The computer seems just fine but the unactivated bionic running running from the other bioinic's hotspot is very slow and keeps dropping the signal. So, to rule things out, I ran my wife's lg motion and her htc thunderbolt on the bionic's hotspot and they both were very fast! Next, I went from gingerbread to Ice cream sandwich leak. .232 to see if it made a difference, nada... Every device I got in the house works great so far including my computer. the bionic is not however. So as you can see I did my homework by deduction and scoured the web for answers before posting this. Also, on the bionic that has the hotspot, I have it set not to time out during inactivity. I'm on . 232 rooted ICS. I was poking around in the settings of the hotspot. It gives options to use different channels what ever that means... Any ideas and help as usual is much appreciated.