I turn on Internet sharing on the phone. I connect my MacBook Pro mid 2012 to the phone by WiFi. Now you normally have an Internet connection on your laptop through your phone.
In my case the WiFi connection from my laptop to the Lumia keeps disconnecting after just some tens of seconds. This has happened on 2 different Lumia 920 phones used on 2 different MacBook Pros and an iPad.
This is NOT carrier related. I have already gone through this with my carrier (Elisa).
So any ideas?
Now after 4 discos the Internet sharing/WiFi has been on for 15 minutes. I have now succeeded twice at this: re-connect 4 or 5 times and the connection is more stabile.
This problem is extremely weird.
Do you have another wifi router nearby? just wondering if they are on the same channel and interfering with the phone losing out since it is not as powerful. Download an app called InSSider and install on a laptop or andoid device with wifi and scan the networks within range.
Mine is on Channel 6 and clashing with my neighbours router.
I would still try Inssider and see if there is a problem with the signal which would indicate a hardware issue. Otherwise, you could try a reset if you think it is software related. Remember to sync/backuip your data before resetting.
I have a Lumia 822 running WP8.
inSSIDer shows it is currently "Internet Sharing" on channel 6.
Channel 6 is also used by a neighbors access point.
I believe this is the cause of dropouts.
Can the broadcast channel of 822 be changed?
You have just asked me a question I was meaning to test myself. Mine shares on Ch 6 as well and there is no manual way to change this. I suspected the phone may auto select a clear channel but the fact that yours is also on ch 6 with another router on the same channel would sugest that thi is not the case. I am hoping to test this over the weekend when I get a chance.
Let us know what you find out
I have this issue despite neighbouring wlan routers. As I said, it occurs in my car in the middle of no where. Also I have 3G and H+ in my house, but I still have this problem.
When attempting to use internet connection sharing with my iPad 3, I was receiving HSPA+, but not 4G LTE on the Telstra NextG network. I changed the Highest Connection Speed from 4G to 3G and the iPad now connects.
Model: Nokia Lumia 920
OS Version: 8.0.9903.10
Firmware Revision number: 1232.2109.1242.1001
Hardware revision number: 220.127.116.11
Radio software version: 1.0.202041.3
Chip SOC version: 8960
Manufacturer Model Name: RM-821_apac_australia_new_zealand_304
Configuration ID: 96539
Operating on Telstras Next G Network