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Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

Anonymous
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Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

Upon activating the WiFi hotspot on my xperia play stock .42

My pc don't have an internet connection with both vista 32bit and windows7 64bit. I don't have any issue using the hotspot on my xperia mini. I would appreciate it if someone would shed a light on this.

Forum Legend
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

Hi, when you wrote 'My pc don't have an internet connection', do you mean PC not able to connect or see the Wi-Fi hotspot network?

Can you try with other PC/Laptop (although you have already tried 2).

Anonymous
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Re: Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

The pcs were able to connect with the hotspot of the phone but there's no internet connection.

Forum Legend
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

What is the Wi-Fi hotspot security configuration? Did you try by selecting Open?

The other option is to update phone as yours is still running on .42.

Anonymous
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Re: Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

I've tried both wpa2 and open.

Checked through pc companion and says that my phone software is up to date.

Forum Legend
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

In that case, see if software repair using PC Companion resolves this issue.

PC Companion will prompt you that phone software is up to date, just continue to repair software.

Be aware that this process will erase phone data completely.

Keep us updated.

Anonymous
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Re: Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

Yes, I've done the software twice already. But had the same result that's why I've posted it here. At first I suspected the network carrier but that disproves it, for my mini's hotspot is working with the same sim inserted.

Forum Legend
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

Can't think of anything else .... you may want to send phone to your local Service Centre for check, not sure if it is hardware related.

Anonymous
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Re: Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

Just to be clear, I can browse the internet using data enabled. My problem lies in sharing it via WiFi hotspot. Also, when using USB tethering, again there's no internet connection.

Oh well,

I guess i'll wait for the ICS update to see if it will work there, before sending it off to a nearest Sony service center.

Forum Legend
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: Can't connect PCs with my WiFi hotspot

Yes, clear with your situation .... but don't have any more advices for you since even a software repair didn't help.

Hopefully ICS can resolve this issue.