1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

limited connectivity when tethering samsung s7

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Andres2017, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Andres2017

    Andres2017 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017

    Apr 10, 2017
    4
    0
    15
    Hey guys I need help with the tethering of my samsung galaxy s7 , when I turn on for sharing internet connection and then I try to connect my laptop to it connects but then it says limited or no connectivity with an exclamation point. Please help me if you can. Im using wireless tether. Also I've tried to share internet with a Iphone and the same message appears.

    Though when I put the same sim card in the iphone and I share internet with my laptop it works perfect.
    Please help.
     

    Advertisement

  2. James L

    James L Android Expert
    Rank:
     #63
    Points:
    293
    Posts:
    1,312
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2014

    Dec 29, 2014
    1,312
    658
    293
    Male
    Owner root-android-easy.com
    Peoria Il
    I know of a way but I'm not sure if you need to be rooted or not.
     
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #5
    Points:
    3,238
    Posts:
    26,673
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    26,673
    15,924
    3,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    My first thought is, does your carrier allow tethering? Depending on which carrier it is, and what country you're in, you might have to pay an extra tethering fee, e.g. 3 UK, most US carriers. Enquire with your carrier for that.
     
    #3 mikedt, Apr 10, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2017
  4. James L

    James L Android Expert
    Rank:
     #63
    Points:
    293
    Posts:
    1,312
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2014

    Dec 29, 2014
    1,312
    658
    293
    Male
    Owner root-android-easy.com
    Peoria Il
  5. Andres2017

    Andres2017 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017

    Apr 10, 2017
    4
    0
    15
    "My first thought is, does your carrier allow tethering? Depending on which carrier it is, and what country you're in, you might have to pay an extra tethering fee, e.g. 3 UK, most US carriers. Enquire with your carrier for that".

    Thanks for your reply, yes my carrier allows tethering, and I'm sure of it because I put the same sim card on an I phone and with the iphone it shares internet.
     
  6. Andres2017

    Andres2017 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017

    Apr 10, 2017
    4
    0
    15
  7. Andres2017

    Andres2017 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017

    Apr 10, 2017
    4
    0
    15
  8. seVer

    seVer Android Expert
    Rank:
     #116
    Points:
    103
    Posts:
    807
    Joined:
    May 1, 2010

    May 1, 2010
    807
    142
    103
    Unknown. Previous VZW Tech Support for 7 years.
    couple things to check in settings> mobile hotspot. in the menu (3 dots upper right): 1) allowed devices. make sure this is either OFF, or you've authorized the devices you're trying to use. 2) make sure the password is NOT the default, as it usually has special characters. must be minimum 8 characters long.

    also, you said you "turned on sharing". wifi sharing is different than mobile hotspot. sharing allows your phone to act as a connection between your devices and your wifi. example: computer> phone> wifi router. it's sort of like a wifi booster, if your connecting device just can't get a strong wifi signal to the router. having said that, you want to make sure you turn on mobile hotspot.
     

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 was launched in 2016 and was one of two devices in the lineup. The device features a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 12MP rear camera.

Share This Page

Loading...