Iphone Hotspot not connecting

x38class

Senior Member
#1
I have 2 computers, exactly same model, exactly same win 10 install.
I use the Iphone as a hotspot for internet which I use daily with no problems.
The other computer is for my partner who uses it maybe twice a week, when turned on it will not connect to hotspot which is set up on Iphone before starting computer, no amount of disconnecting automatically being reset or trying to connect will make a connection.
However, turning off the computer & re-starting it does connect.
How can I get it to connect every time even though it has not been used for some time.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
Does it not connect or does it show connected, but the internet does not work?
 


x38class

Senior Member
#3
It does not connect, i untick automatically connect, wait, tick connect automatically, then connect, says it"cannot connect to this network"
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#4
That error tends to be an issue with the access point or in your case the hot spot. Bugs and unsupported behavior are typical with this message and are very difficult to track down. Wireshark specifically running on a Linux distro would be very helpful to troubleshoot since on a Linux system you can capture layer 1 information which is probably where the issue is.
 


x38class

Senior Member
#5
Thanks for you reply which I have no idea what you are discussing with wireshark or layer 1. You state : "in your case the hot spot." As I see it there is nothing wrong with the hot spot, because windows recognises the hot spot as shown in the panel for internet access as Iphone amongst other which belong to neighbors. Just a minor point but my partner said it did connect when pc re-booted without resetting hot spot on phone, today I tried to verify this but this time it connected first time!

I will leave it for now until I personally can re-verify the condition as to how it transpires
 


#6
I have 2 computers, exactly same model, exactly same win 10 install.
I use the Iphone as a hotspot for internet which I use daily with no problems.
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The other computer is for my partner who uses it maybe twice a week, when turned on it will not connect to hotspot which is set up on Iphone before starting computer, no amount of disconnecting automatically being reset or trying to connect will make a connection .
However, turning off the computer & re-starting it does connect.
How can I get it to connect every time even though it has not been used for some time.
Well . for the sake of safety , you need to install an iPhone assistant or iPhone manager , which is of great use to you.
 


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#7
Thanks for your reply, I have had a look at Iphone assistant but does not seem to be relevant as problem is not with iphone but computer.
With Iphone hotspot set, on turning on computer it will not recognise hotspot, but without touching iphone I can re-start the computer & it will connect.
So, the answer I need is relevant to the computer not iphone.
 


#8
it is a networking issue
first, unplug your networking after you check it first
go cmd and type it
ping 192.168.1.1
if ping reply then everything is good
if ping show error then its networking issue
make sure check your networking devices first
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#9
Thats only relevant if the gateway is on 192.168.1.1 not all of them are and this is a hotspot so doubtful it's on 1.1
 


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