1. Sarlic's Avatar
    Hi everyone:

    So I'm testing out using my phone as a wifi hotspot while I'm traveling on the train. Aside from the fact that when the hotspot is activiated, if LTE drops off, Verizon does not switch back to it once you enter a new LTE zone, I'm having the following problem.

    For whatever reason, after turning my hotspot on, it is taking forever for the hotspot network to show up in my list of available wireless networks on my Lenovo -- and sometimes it just doesn't show up at all, even after 10 minutes.

    Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
    09-25-2012 07:37 AM
  2. epphllps's Avatar
    I'm experiencing issues holding connectivity. Didn't have these issues with my gnex. It is sporadic when it happens and very annoying when streaming or downloading things.
    09-25-2012 10:45 AM
  3. trmoney24's Avatar
    i had the same issue where it takes a while for my laptop to see the network. i noticed that when you turn on wi-fi hotspot, if your wi-fi is off, it will ask if you want to enable it and bluetooth. when i hit no initially because i didn't want me bluetooth to turn on, and then turn on wi-fi, it doesn't seem to work. if i enable wi-fi before enabling hotspot, that seems to work, but still takes a while to broadcast the signal. never had that kind of delay with my android phone.

    side note, the USB tether works immediately. if you are only connecting 1 computer, i think this option is better. seems like it will use less power and your phone will charge at the same time.
    09-25-2012 03:13 PM
  4. Sarlic's Avatar
    Yes, the wired tether works fine, as does Bluetooth tether (although I get missing driver errors for the device.) I just prefer WiFi -- was unsure why it takes so long to start broadcasting. Glad I'm not the only one.
    09-25-2012 03:28 PM
  5. trevorjd14's Avatar
    Does Verizon charge extra on a share everything to use the hotspot feature?
    09-28-2012 12:20 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    Does Verizon charge extra on a share everything to use the hotspot feature?
    No it's included in the share everything
    09-28-2012 12:21 PM
  7. rew001's Avatar
    No it's included in the share everything
    That is good to know. But if anyone is wondering, they do charge $30/month for hotspot if you have the unlimited grandfathered plan.
    10-04-2012 10:11 AM
  8. Wateryfowls's Avatar

    I'm experiencing exactly the same problems, in addition I'm having problems using hotspot Iphone 5 with macbook pro (even when hardwired) while static. I have an excellent signal from service provider and never had a problem using an android in the same local, with the same provider. I rely entirely on hotspot for the internet and at the moment am using my wife's android to achieve this, does anyone know someone with an android willing to swop for an Iphone 5 (must be samsung galaxy sIII).
    10-15-2012 12:43 PM

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