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Topic # 124639 15-Jul-2013 02:22
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have been trying to establish a personal wireless hotspot connection between a Samsung Galaxy S3 and Windows RT tablet. So far we have had no success. Comes up with a Limited "message"
Fine on the home broadband connection.
So far Google has not been our friend and am wondering if anyone has any possible ideas




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  Reply # 855591 15-Jul-2013 07:51
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I experienced that same thing during a recent trip away, could not get it to see the internet. I tried a whole gambit of fixes to no avail, I finally surrendered and connected via my wife's iPhone without issue.




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  Reply # 855596 15-Jul-2013 08:25
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A completely non-technical response here:

I used to see similar on stock Motorola firmware with Razr i, with any and all devices that could connect to hotspot. The hotspot was connecting but the phone wasn't sharing any interwebs.

No amount of mucking around with settings would solve this. Custom ROMs just work - even though they're stock based.

Tried any custom ROMs? Xda forums may already have this fault documented.

Edit: Perhaps not much info yet. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2362359

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  Reply # 855598 15-Jul-2013 08:33
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I find my S3 hotspot can sometimes do strange things. My laptop for example will refuse to connect to my S3 hotspot after it's been connected to any other WiFi network. It requires using the Diagnose option every time to repair the connection and it works again.



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  Reply # 855684 15-Jul-2013 10:59
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as a side the S3 connects perfectly with the Asus Transformer TF301 which of course is android based




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  Reply # 855735 15-Jul-2013 11:48
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With WiFi being a standard, you'd expect that any device would work on any WiFi network that uses the right WiFi network and frequency. However, with Samsung being who they are, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they've screwed with the WiFi software and mucked things up.

If Windows RT allows you to specify IP settings on a per-connection basis, you could try manually setting the IP address, DNS and gateway information on the tablet. You should be able to copy many of the settings off the Transformer and just change the last part of the IP address to something in the 150-250 range. This may or may not allow the connection to work.

FWIW, my wife's iPad mini has done connection sharing just fine with her old Galaxy S (running CyanogenMod), my old S2 (again with CM), and both of our S4s (hers running stock, mine running a CM mod called PACman). I also had my laptop connecting through my S2 back when it was on stock firmware.

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  Reply # 856200 16-Jul-2013 04:34
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have you done all the Windows Updates on the Windows RT tablet?

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  Reply # 856231 16-Jul-2013 08:05
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can one still "release ip" and "renew ip" from windows command prompt still?
I've experienced all of the above on many pc's/laptops over the years and fixed it using the above and/or reboot.

I actually somtimes get 'limited connectivity' on my home adsl modem if Ive been playing around with the wifi settings too much when setting up guest networks and their encryptions.

Delete all traces of the hotspot on your laptop, turn off the wireless and start again.
Have you reboot the phone after turning on the wifi hotspot?

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  Reply # 856236 16-Jul-2013 08:24
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Gooseybhai: can one still "release ip" and "renew ip" from windows command prompt still?
I've experienced all of the above on many pc's/laptops over the years and fixed it using the above and/or reboot.

I actually somtimes get 'limited connectivity' on my home adsl modem if Ive been playing around with the wifi settings too much when setting up guest networks and their encryptions.

Delete all traces of the hotspot on your laptop, turn off the wireless and start again.
Have you reboot the phone after turning on the wifi hotspot?


Yes you can still do ipconfig /release ipconfig/renew

right clicking on the NIC, and clicking Troubleshoot problems does the same thing from GUI

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  Reply # 856269 16-Jul-2013 09:44
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Gooseybhai: can one still "release ip" and "renew ip" from windows command prompt still?
I've experienced all of the above on many pc's/laptops over the years and fixed it using the above and/or reboot.

I actually somtimes get 'limited connectivity' on my home adsl modem if Ive been playing around with the wifi settings too much when setting up guest networks and their encryptions.

Delete all traces of the hotspot on your laptop, turn off the wireless and start again.
Have you reboot the phone after turning on the wifi hotspot?


Rebooting the phone after activating personal Hotspot turns the hotspot back off.




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  Reply # 856281 16-Jul-2013 10:11
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Gooseybhai: can one still "release ip" and "renew ip" from windows command prompt still?
I've experienced all of the above on many pc's/laptops over the years and fixed it using the above and/or reboot.

I actually somtimes get 'limited connectivity' on my home adsl modem if Ive been playing around with the wifi settings too much when setting up guest networks and their encryptions.

Delete all traces of the hotspot on your laptop, turn off the wireless and start again.
Have you reboot the phone after turning on the wifi hotspot?


Rebooting the phone after activating personal Hotspot turns the hotspot back off.


what I meant to say was, clear out any saved AP's on the laptop - reboot and reboot the phone and start again. 

What type of security is the OP using on the handset for the hotspot?
Perhaps this is different to what the laptop wifi card likes/can handle?




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  Reply # 856326 16-Jul-2013 11:31
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Limited Connectivity Issue Resolved!

Thanks for all the replies which were helpful in understanding the issue however, we found that turning off the Android hotspot security and connecting as an 'Open' network with automatic connection selected then turning back on the security gave us internet ability.

In addition to this, we used the network diagnostic tool on the Asus Vivo Win 8 RT tablet whilst we were connected to the open network and accepted the suggested fixes before turning back on the security. 

We also took the advice given by a poster who replied to this topic, to use the Google DNS server IP addresses, I don't know if this was a factor in getting the internet access however it will do no harm.

Success at last and was in the end was logical and not too difficult.

Thanks all




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