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WiFi hotspot tethering issues - Stock kernel, 4.0.4, T-Mobile UK

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by steve1401, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. steve1401

    steve1401 Member
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    I'm seeing some strange behaviour with WiFi hotspot tethering on my GS2.

    To set the scene, I have tried various other ROMS, but have gone back to the stock ROM which I prefer for various reasons and have yesterday updated via Kies to 4.0.4. I have great 3G coverage and using EE as the provider, set automatically in settings.

    I can activate the wireless hotspot and connect to it (using my Samsung Tab2) fine - i.e. it connects and gets an IP address etc. However, when I try and browse the interneton the tab or a laptop, there are 'connection issues' can't remember the exact message.

    Investigating, I noticed a 'Wifi Direct' option in the networks setting, so I enabled that and tried reconnecting the hotspot tethering.

    The hotspot tethering turned the 'Wifi Direct' off, however, the hotspot turned on and and this time I was able to browse the internet on my tab. Happy days!

    Only problem is, I can't browse the internet on my mobile now when the hotspot is turned on. This was never the case in any of the custom ROMS I tried.

    It is also intermittent. I might have to go through the whole routine everytime just to get the hotpsot to work for the tab or my laptop.

    This proves that its a Smasung issue, not a T-Mobile/EE issue as the tethering works.

    Any ideas?
     



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  2. Atma

    Atma Extreme Android User

    Hi Steve :hello:

    I believe you would have the i9100 model Galaxy S2. I'll move this to the Galaxy S2 International forum so people more familiar with your phone can help.
     
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