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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by benwalburn, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. benwalburn

    benwalburn Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    My home internet is out, so I decided to test out my hotspot app. As soon as I start the hotspot, my data connection gets dropped. Is this normal? My signal strength isn't great where I live, but it's pretty suspicious that starting tethering immediately kills my data.

    It's not a huge issue, I plan on rooting this one as soon as I get my internet working. It's more a matter of curiosity.

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  2. kolosus

    kolosus Android Expert

    The wifi hotspot is a feature that Boost sells. If you're not paying extra $ for it then your hotspot it locked. If you hotspot is locked then as soon as you turn it on your data connection will be dropped.

    In other words if you're not paying for hotspot, data being suspended is normal.

    I haven't had any luck getting hotspot to work. With the native hotspot or wifi tether. Others have. Even after rooting. On my Evo 4g the native hotspot was "unlocked". I've been looking for a solution.
  3. guyphs

    guyphs Android Enthusiast

    If you root and install wifi tether you should be able to get the hotspot no problem. But yeah, otherwise if you're not paying for the service your data connection will get dropped as soon as you try to hotspot.
  4. benwalburn

    benwalburn Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ah, the sales man led me to believe I didn't need to pay extra (imagine that). But thank you.

    I am now rooted and have tethering working :)

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  5. kolosus

    kolosus Android Expert

    Which wifi are we talking about here?

    Wifi Tether for Root Useres by Muller, Lemons, Buxton?
    Wifi Tether by Potente Mobile?

    Or an entirely different one?
  6. Kartmanj

    Kartmanj Lurker

    Can anyone help me. I have the HTC EVO Design and paying for hotspot. The problem is every time I am using the hotspot and get an incoming call it kicks me off the internet on my pc. Any suggestions?
  7. guyphs

    guyphs Android Enthusiast

HTC EVO Design Forum

The HTC EVO Design release date was October 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1520mAh battery.

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