Tethering S3 Galaxy

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The devices connect but internet connectivity is limited
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ralph allgaier

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Posted 1 year ago

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Hello Ralph,

You say that the devices connect to the hotspot made my your cellphone but does not have internet? If you have internet on your phone but not on the device that are connected to it, I'd say to reconnect again or restart your phone. 
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telus s3 but using koodo now and I believe telus software is preventing the connection. I have tried both bluetooth and the wifi hotspot. I have restarted multiple times. When I was on the telus plan I could tether via usb or wifi hotspot and share the connection.
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Ralph, please provide more info. Are you trying to tether out of the S3 via USB or wifi hotspot? Or are you trying to connect your S3 to another device being utilised as a hotspot?
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no trying to use my s3 as hotspot and tether other devices to it eg. labtop or tablet
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Is your wifi off?  Can you create a mobile hotspot?
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Check your APN settings...

In particular add DUN to your APN Type
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cañt change apn type only save
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Try disabling your antivirus and/or firewall on your computer. Sometimes these can block your internet from working if it thinks it's a suspicious connection.
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not a factor
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Last question... are you on prepaid with Koodo? I had issues with tethering when I switched from postpaid. Some features (forwarding, roaming outside US or Canada) are blocked or not implemented with prepaid.

Some phones don't allow editing of APN. You can try pulling out the SIM, creating/editing a new file and trying to activate it on restart with SIM reinserted.
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no I am on monthly data plan
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Slightly different problem. My Koodo S3 has stopped tethering. I do not use it for the web, but I have important data to swap out.
Has Koodo blocked tethering in recent updates?
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I read for hours last night. Tried USB codes. OEM cables, stuff almost over my head, debugging, uart, etc. Things that worked for Verison mobiles did not work.
Perhaps the phone has gone bad...
Just about out of hope.
Dave
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TX Guys.
Getting the utilities...
Must leave Linux and boot Win.
Wish me luck.
Dave
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"Must leave Linux and boot Win"

That would have been valuable information four days ago.
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I used the freebee for the moment...piece of cake and with Linux.
Now to find the SD card.
Super TX
If I get it working and access sd data, then may get "pro"...
Dave
ex bus driver in the wilderness
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Still trying to find non internal storage sd card...
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The wifi transfer apps seem to have lost connectivity with external cards in later versions of Android. You can kludge a workaround by copying files from external card to internal storage via file manager on the phone, then offloading to PC.

Or you can try AirDroid free version to download files directly to PC. You will most likely not have the required permissions to upload files from PC to external SD, only to download folder on phone.
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Another option is to refresh the S3's usb driver on your computer. Though rare, it's possible the usb driver may have become corrupted. Samsung's Smart Switch is compatible with your S3 and replaces Samsung Kies. Along with the desktop client, the software will install the required usb driver to your computer. Smart Switch will also allow you to perform a backup of your S3.

Samsung Smart Switch - scroll down the web page to locate the installation buttons for Windows or Mac OS.
http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/smartswitch/