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Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by firthy120, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. firthy120

    firthy120 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2012
    Ok so I turn on WiFi hotshpot and my laptop connects only it states no internet access but the internet on my phone is on and I'm able to use it. Any advice pls


  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    Okay, first make sure your PC is getting DHCP addresses from the AP. The pool will likely be something like, so your PC address should fall within that.

    Next, make sure you can ping between the devices. The PC should be able to ping the AP. If you can do that, then it should work. If the pings work, then I guess I'd make sure you have an Internet source, on a regular AP this would be a CAT5 cable into the INTERNET port on the AP. In the case of an android device, that's the cell signal. Even without signal, the AP should be working (ping between PC and phone/AP).

    Hope that helps.
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