Mobile Hotspot Issues and Temp Workaround

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    Mobile Hotspot Issues and Temp Workaround

    Hi I have Galaxy S II SGH-T989 on T-Mobile with Android 4.1.2 and Mobile hotspot plan paid for (phone unlocked).

    After updating to 4.1.2 (official update) I started having issues with the mobile hot spot.

    1) I turn on the hostpot in the morning
    2) connect fine with my notebook
    3) canít get past the gateway, ipconfig release / renew, nothing, can't ping beyond the gateway
    4) reboot the phone and go back to step 1 and 2, hotspot starts working fine, I can connect to the internet with no issues
    5) I turn off the hotspot for the rest of the day to conserve battery
    6) in the afternoon I turn the hotspot back on, same issue comes back, I can connect to the hotspot with my computer but no access beyond the gateway

    Workaround I found

    At this point I can turn on the Airplane mode, after it turns on, I turn it back off and then turn on the hotspot. Then I can connect and access the internet with no issues.

    Its a major pain and annoyance to have to keep turning on and off the Airplane mode along with hotspot just to connect and access internet via my notebook. I have to do it twice a day for my commute.

    Anyone else experiencing same issue or has a fix?


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    Not experiencing exact issue, but something similar with broadband device. Sometimes takes quite some time (annoying) and a reboot or even two, before the device works. Have not found a workaround. BTW, welcome to the site.

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    I'm not a technician either, so I can't help you on that point, but we have some really knowledgeable members and staff, so if you can stick around you should get some suggestions on how to solve your problem.
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    Does toggling just your data access fix the problem? I have a similar issue with my phone and just turning the data off and on again usually fixes the issue. Also only takes fix seconds instead of thirty.

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    What fuzzy said. The reason also it connects to hotspot is the hotspot when turned on is broadcasting a signal. Treat it like having a cellphone without paying your bill. It can turn on but you can't make any calls.

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