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BYOD Tethering/Hotspot Issue

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by m3tro, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. m3tro

    m3tro Lurker
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    I have switched from T-Mobile to MetroPCS. Everything's working except Hotspot Tethering. My Laptop is able to connect to the hotspot but it says "No Internet". I've tried setting correct APNs but it either didn't work or I didn't do it right.

    My phone is unlocked T-mobile branded SGH-M919 Samsung Galaxy S4.

    Any advice?
     



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  2. m3tro

    m3tro Lurker
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    anyone?
     
  3. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    Which metrobplan amigo
     
  4. Sept1967

    Sept1967 Android Enthusiast

    Most people say on BYOD, you may have trouble with hotspot and MetroPCS service. Call Metro tech support. They have to make sure it is enabled on their end, not automatically done on non-Metro phones.
     
  5. confed

    confed Android Expert

    I think it is more phone dependent. Hotspot worked automatically and has continued to work without issue for 18+ months for me on two OnePlus Ones and a Moto E. There are a good amount of posts in this forum about hotspot problems with the Nexus 5 and newer Nexus phones. As the OP had it working with TMobile and now has issues, I would lean towards incorrect provisioning or an APN issue.

    @m3tro can you post a screenshot of your APN settings?
     
  6. m3tro

    m3tro Lurker
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    $30
     
  7. m3tro

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  8. m3tro

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    Talked to MetroPCS support. They said that I should ask T-Mobile to "unlock my hotspot". My phone has been unlocked already but MPCS support insisted that hotspot needs to be unlocked specifically. I called T-Mobile... and they sent me another general unlock code. Ahh.. the lunacy.
     
  9. Landshark92

    Landshark92 Lurker

    This is how I got mine to work perfectly.

    1) Make a new APN. You can call it MetroPCS or whatever but other than the "Name", it should be an exact copy of your stock Tmobile APN. Every field should be the same.

    2) In "APN type", put in " default, mms, supl, dun " of course leaving out the parentheses.

    3) Go down to the "Mobile virtual network operator type" and change it to "GID". The "Mobile virtual network operator value" should automatically change to "6d38".

    4) Select your newly created APN.

    5) Restart your phone and confirm that the correct APN is still selected. It should now work. I have the exact same phone.

    I have no idea why there is so little info about this and why no one from the MetroPCS tech support knew about this. After a couple hours on the phone with tech support, they came to the conclusion that I have the rare freak phone that would not tether. I ended up finding the solution right here on this forum.

    I must thank bremos812 for that info. Good luck.
     
    #9 Landshark92, Feb 7, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
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  10. m3tro

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    You can see I posted my APN screenshots above. I did all of that and it's still not working. The laptop is able to connect to the hotspot but there's no "Internet".
     
  11. Landshark92

    Landshark92 Lurker

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    #11 Landshark92, Feb 8, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
  12. m3tro

    m3tro Lurker
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    Hm?
     
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  13. That option isnt there. I was browsing around and apparently Windows 10 is an issue, but I have the same issue on Linux Mint. USB Tether works but Wi-Fi never does. I'm also what y'all would call an average user. I can't go jail-breaking or anything fancy
     
  14. horsecharles

    horsecharles Android Expert

    default,mms,supl,admin,dun,internet
    My APN

    GSM/WCDMA/LTE Auto
    My Network Type
     
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  15. Well it stayed connected, but refused to load web-pages. Then I rebooted and it's back to it's normal 'no internet' and claiming that 'my connection was interupted' and contually disconnecting me. And there are none of those virtual options either
     
  16. chrisjdurden

    chrisjdurden Newbie

    Here's your answer.
    Make sure dev options are enabled. Enable usb debugging. Make sure you have the android dev kit installed on your computer. Plug phone in via usb. Open Terminal window (on mac, I think dos or something on windows) Inside the terminal window type:
    adb shell
    hit enter
    Now, copy this text exactly then hit enter (it's the number zero, not a letter)
    settings put global tether_dun_required 0
    Now, you should be good. The phone needs the "dun" in the build prop in order to properly tether. This is how you do it.
     
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  17. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    Ok soyou guys can understand this a lit better. Our wifi.tetethering its been channel by the wifi ip. Which its been repetitive( channel through) the telephony.app as a filter anyways the ip they are using its the tmo ip starting with 172.#.#.# blablabla... That allows them to know whos is and whos not using more data through the wifi app when its not even connected to a wifi hook.. Now if you are rooted or really know how to overwrite or mod ur telephony app. This its whatvyou need to do. Root only... Get whatever app you use i use wifi.tether.router and change your dhcp setting to 192.168.11.___x the last 1'2'3 numbers will be added auto... Save settings and Voilá... You are a __x__
     
  18. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    Example gosting tethering...
     

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