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Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

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Neph
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Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

Hello,
I bought a lumia 520 basically for its wifi tethering. I am regularly on the move and need to access my mobile internet through the laptop.

However, when I connect the laptop via 'internet sharing' option, the laptop gets connected but there is a LIMITED CONNECTIVITY sign. Conclusion- wifi tethering doesn't work.

i have checked. There is no problem with drivers and tethering works perfectly with my android. Both my phone and laptop have Windows 8.

would really appreciate if you help me out. I have an unlimited data pack so there is no question of data caps on my network. The laptop is connected to the hotspot but doesn't get connected to the internet.
Mobile Overlord
jimmyireland
Posts: 17,364

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

Does your network allow tethering?

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Now using the Lumia 1520
Contributor
Neph
Posts: 5

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

Yes,it does. I can browse the internet on my laptop using my android. But not on my Lumia. The laptop gets connected to the hotspot but it shows "limited connectivity"
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jimmyireland
Posts: 17,364

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

TRY THIS
Go to Manage wireless networks
Select the connection 520 and open the properties
go to Security tab and then Advanced settings
and enable the Federal Information processing standard and save the setting.
Reboot .

If  i have helped at all a click on the white star below would be nice thanks.



Now using the Lumia 1520
Contributor
Neph
Posts: 5

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

Wish i could hug you.
You just saved my life there :smileyhappy:
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jimmyireland
Posts: 17,364

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

Worked?

If  i have helped at all a click on the white star below would be nice thanks.



Now using the Lumia 1520
Contributor
Neph
Posts: 5

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

Yes, it did. Could you pleae tell me how you guessed it?

Mobile Overlord
jimmyireland
Posts: 17,364

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

I own all lumia prodcuts so i looked into it.

If  i have helped at all a click on the white star below would be nice thanks.



Now using the Lumia 1520
Registered Member
skynets17
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

im hvng d same prob...I did as u told in previous posts..bt still it says limited ntwrk connectivity...
Counsellor
kaybee327
Posts: 23

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

I had the same problem but on a PC.

 

My cure was to check wireless security on router it was set to WPA2/PSK Lumia 520 does not do PSK so router changed to PSA2 only. In Device Manager removed network adapter, reboot and Heh Presto I now have wireless connection.

 

Hope this helps

 

Keith

 

Registered Member
govinrocks
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

i have windows xp os and i cant find the setting you told above.
kindly suggest me solution for my xp laptop
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nayakabhishek
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

It is unable for me to use internet in my C5-03 by using hotspot of my Lumia 520...the C5-03 gets connected to wifi but when i try to use it, it says network error...😞
Registered Member
binodkc
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

hi jimmey, i do have same problem.. am trying to do below setting...

where do i find on windows/phone

i am having vista basic on my laptop

 

Manage wireless networks
Select the connection 520 and open the properties
go to Security tab and then Advanced settings
and enable the Federal Information processing standard and save the setting.

Registered Member
rishyarorakhan
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

Hey actually I am using my neighbors Wifi and the main thing he doesn't know about this I am suffering from same limited connectivity problem so guys can u help me out?¿?? So can u tell me how to set this thing up 👆
Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 10,825

Re: Lumia 520 wifi tethering problem

@rishyarorakhan this thread is about Windows computers using the Wi-Fi sharing feature of a Lumia phone. Did I get you correctly: You use the Wi-Fi of your neighbor with your phone. Correct?