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# 259983 4-Nov-2019 15:36
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For some reason I don't have much luck with iPhones and hot spotting.....

 

User has an iPhone 7 with fairly recent iOS update.

 

Three weeks ago he contacted us advising his hot spotting was working as in far as allowing the laptop to talk to the phone.  But no internet traffic. A colleague played around and eventually got the thing to work by running ipconfig /renew on the laptop. 

 

Been fine until today. Back to the original issue. But now the renew wont work, gives him error that a DHCP server is not found. When checking the IP settings on the laptop, het gets issued a 192.168.1.xx address but no gateway or DNS.

 

To me, this says its a phone related issue - found some info that it could be APN related, but hes not touched the APN and its set to "vodafone". 

 

What am I missing...   I cant get him to bring it in as hes down the line.





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  # 2348168 4-Nov-2019 15:45
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192.168.1.x wouldn't be from the hotspot.





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  # 2348169 4-Nov-2019 15:50
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Yeah i was wondering about that - they do use that range in his office LAN but cant see where its pulling that from.

 

 





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  # 2348173 4-Nov-2019 15:56
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Its the original address that was bound. My iPhone 6s currently has same Voda hotspot issue.





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  # 2348180 4-Nov-2019 16:15
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If this is not already done I always find hotspotting (especially in public places) to be much more successful if the iPhone has a name other than iPhone.  This means when device is not trying to connect to everyone elses iPhone that is hotspotted.

 

The hotspot name is the name of the iPhone, this can be changed in the "general", "about" settings.

 

If you change this obviously you will have to re setup the devices which connect to the iPhone, but this maybe a good thing.


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  # 2348186 4-Nov-2019 16:45
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https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT203302 might be of use. First thing I would ask is if they have deleted the network on the computer and then re-connected to the hotspot on the phone?






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  # 2348189 4-Nov-2019 16:54
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If only it was that simple.





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  # 2348205 4-Nov-2019 18:03
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What OS is the laptop running? How is the hotspot connected (WiFi / Bluetooth / USB)?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2348207 4-Nov-2019 18:26
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WiFI hotspot. In my case the client laptop is running W7. Hotspot has been working for many years. Wifi connects and no IP address is assigned. I suppose calling Voda is the next option.





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  # 2348214 4-Nov-2019 18:58
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Are you definitely still on a plan that allows hotspotting?






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  # 2348215 4-Nov-2019 19:02
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Hello IT, have you tried turning it off and on again?

But seriously I’ve always found the fix for this is to simply restart the iPhone and if that fails to then also restart the laptop. It seems iPhones are so reliable when someone gets a glitch on one that they feel it must be something more serious and forget the basics.

Also note that especially with windows 10, it can take up to 30 seconds sometimes for the hotspot to start working - just long enough to annoy the end user into trying things to make it work when they only need to wait a bit. This is especially so for the first tether.

Ensure data is also working on the iPhone ie have them try visiting a website that they haven’t been to before.

On the iPhone try getting them to run a reset of the mobile settings, then reset of network settings.

Do check with Vodafone, we’ve had some weirdness with data plans set at zero for example. You can also request a config of the number which requires the phone to be turned off for 5 minutes.

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  # 2348217 4-Nov-2019 19:11
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In my case problem follows the cell tower, i.e., I just tested at home and hotspot works as it should.





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  # 2348222 4-Nov-2019 19:42
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I find changing the password helps... something with 8 chars


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  # 2348273 4-Nov-2019 20:10
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Windows 7, hotspotting via wifi.  Im going to get them to get into their office onto the network and remote into the laptop, its almost like its pulling some network settings from somewhere that it shouldnt be.

 

 





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  # 2348275 4-Nov-2019 20:20
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i haven't seen it mentioned anywhere here yet, have you validated they aren't on a plan that can't hotspot?

 

 





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  # 2348319 4-Nov-2019 21:04
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I've had this issue on site several times but I can usually resolve it by forgetting the network and removing the profile in windows (as touched on above), removing any static addressing on the adapter, restarting my iphone etc... but it sounds like you've tried all that


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