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Samsung S3 tethering not working

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So here's the thing.  Whenever I try Wifi hotspot on my Samsung S3, the computer connects, gets IP, but no internet connection.  What's even worse, while Tethering is on, the S3 itself cannot load a website to save its life half the time.

My boyfriend has a Razr HD and has zero problems tethering his.  I've tried with 3 different computers and no luck!  Also, it's not a reception issue as internet works very fast on the phone if wifi hotspot is not on.

 

Is it possible that tethering is blocked on my account?  On the phone?  As far as I can tell from searching it should "just work".  

 

Can anyone provide some insight?  I was able to tether just fine on the same plan on my iPhone 4 before I switched to the S3.

Thanx.

 

 

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Re: Samsung S3 tethering not working

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Hey deahamlet,

 

Is the data plan over 1GB? Would it be possibe to try your SIM in your boyfriends device or his SIM in your device?  If it is plan related when the SIM is switched to the other device, it would also have the same problem.

 

Do you run any battery saving apps?  These can also sometimes restrict connections to preserve battery life.

 

Hope this helps, let me know the outcome of the test and we can assist further.

 

Thanks,

 

RogersAndrewNP

Re: Samsung S3 tethering not working

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Did you configure the Wifi-AP password in your S3 ?  Default SSID stays the same but it contains a random password made up of numbers.  Your computer may recognize the AndroidAP from previous tether but cannot connect since the password it saved previously is not the same as the current one.

Re: Samsung S3 tethering not working

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Were you able to get it working?

I'm having the same issue. My plan is not the issue for sure as I used the same SIM on my iPhone4 and I was tethering with WiFi Hotshot, no issue.

 

I can get the WiFi hotshot up and running the iPad and laptop gets connected to my GS3 then I'm trying to go to www.google.com from the iPad or laptop and nothing.

 

I looked at the APN

  • LTE Tethering (ltedata.apn)
  • Rogers LTE (ltemobile.apn)

Only Rogers LTE seems to work as I tried to select the LTE Tethering and automatically after 10 seconds Max it revert back to Roger LTE.

 

I wonder if Rogers are not playing with the APN or a NEW one is out ?

 

If you get it resolved please share the fix.

 

Thanks,

Sylvain

Re: Samsung S3 tethering not working

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Issue Resolved!

 

I just found this: http://forums.androidcentral.com/droid-razr/188304-wifi-tether-not-working-after-ics-upgrade.html

Jimmyjack1982  Provided the fix!

 

"If you go into the APN settings, you'll notice that there are 2 sets. Rogers LTE Internet and Tethering. The Tethering is set to ltedata.apn. Change this to ltemobile.apn (to match the first) and try connecting again."

 

I just changed it to both using the ltemobile.apn and it worked like a charme!

Samsung S3 tethering not working

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Good afternoon everyone!

 

I just wanted to pass along some useful info that hopefullt someone somewhere else may find useful.  I got a Galaxy S3 a few months back and I use my phone for a lot of tethering.  Pretty much since I got the phone I have been experiencing a lot of random fluctuation in ping and stability of the connection.  My job is rather slow and we tether our phones to our computers and play WoW and other such things and this was becoming increasingly more impossible due to the randomness of the connection and lag spikes.  The funny part is that this was never a problem on my old 3GS or on my newer spare 4S so I was fairly certain that it was something with the phone and not the service from Rogers. 

 

I had ruled out absolutly everything with my computer, done multiple tech support calls with Rogers and even in the end shipped my phone back to Samsung thinking possibly it was defective all to no avail.  Eventually i came across a few posts of other people having trouble with an unlocked version and having to change APN settings so I went off and started changing some stuff in those menus.  What I eventually found was causing the problem was the Network Mode settings out of all things.  In Kamloops we don't have LTE yet and the phone was set to GSM/HSPA/LTE (Auto) so I assume the phone is always trying to find and switch to LTE which I don't have here yet.  When I changed this setting to GSM/HSPA (Auto) the problem went away completely Smiley Happy 

 

I don't know if this will help anyone else but it has most def solved my problem and I can quit switching phones when I want to tether Smiley Happy 

 

Hope this helps someone ! 

 

Merry Christmas everyone!

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very nice, thanks.

Re: Samsung S3 tethering not working

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Thank you so much for posting this! I would have never figured out how to fix this issue if I didn't come across your post Smiley Happy

Re: Samsung S3 tethering not working

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Thanks I thought this directions were going to work on my Nexus 7 tablet. But it didn't :-(

 

I hope it's because Nexus 7 is not an actual phone and perhaps some features are still missing. It's too bad devices being blocked...

Re: Samsung S3 tethering not working

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Thnx 4 ur help
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