Hotspot connection lost to PC every few minutes



  • My only internet connection at present is via a hotspot on Moto G7 (running Android Version 10) connecting via GiffGaff (which runs on the O2 network). I keep the phone data on 3G as 4G seems slower when the network strength is low.

    I have had a connectivity problem between my phone and my Asus laptop running Win 10 Home (build 19042.1348) for about the last year.

    Sometimes the connection is fine running at 1-3 Mbps download but frequently it disconnects. I can often get a reconnection by disconnecting and reconnecting my connection to the phone hotspot on my laptop and/or by running Windows' network Troubleshooter. This disconnection happens every 3-10 minutes so having to reconnect 10 times an hour is not unusual.

    I would be grateful for two things:
    Firstly if there is an obvious solution I would love to hear it;
    Secondly I am unfamiliar with this area and would be grateful for a recommendation of diagnostic tools.

    I emphasise this is a problem of connectivity between the laptop and the phone via wifi. This is not a problem of the network to the phone.

    Thanks for your time.



  • I had this same issue with my Redmi Note 4 (mido). In my case the hotspot turned off automatically after 3-5 minutes of use. I was running a custom rom (Lineage OS 17 - android 11). This was easily fixed by flashing a new kernel (suggested by the developer of the rom himself). However, if you are not familiar with terms such as TWRP or fastboot, you should wait for the next software update or keep looking for some other ways people might have fixed this error.

    Meanwhile, you could use USB Tethering to solve your issue. You can use internet on your pc with 3 simple steps.

    1.Connect your phone to PC.

    2.Open settings on your phone.

    3.Tap Network & internet > Hotspot & Tethering, then tap the switch to turn USB tethering on.




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