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My laptop's Wi-Fi isn't recognising my Android devices.

#1jelly2008Posted 7/14/2014 2:43:17 AM
I've got a Toshiba Satellite L750-X5318 running Windows 7 and its Wi-Fi isn't detecting my Samsung Galaxy S4 (official KitKat OS 4.4.2), nor my Galaxy Note 8.0 (official JellyBean OS 4.2.2).

I tried using one of them as a Wi-Fi hot spot. My laptop sees the access points created by the devices, but connects only with Limited Connectivity and doesn't connect to the Internet. And the laptop doesn't show up on the Android devices.

What could be the possible reasons for this? And any way to solve this? I tried all the troubleshooter methods, but still nothing.
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#2zerodefectPosted 7/14/2014 6:55:54 AM
Do you have a proper data plan on your phone? Can you tether with the USB cable?
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#3jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 7/14/2014 7:25:39 AM
zerodefect posted...
Do you have a proper data plan on your phone? Can you tether with the USB cable?


Yep, I got a working plan. I didn't try connecting to the Internet via USB as I wasn't aware of that method. However, I can browse the contents of my phone when connected to the laptop.
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#4jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 7/14/2014 9:05:36 AM
Tried the USB tethering. It worked. So what next?
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#5JrambharosePosted 7/14/2014 11:39:08 AM
Do you have a data plan + a hotspot plan?
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#6josh_bPosted 7/14/2014 6:13:31 PM
i use my phone for tethering all the time. did it with both a galaxy note 1 and my current phone a galaxy s4.

it connects at limited connectivity and stays connection didn't work but if you watch for a few seconds it will go fully connected... my experience with tethering to a laptop anyway.
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#7JsReznorPosted 7/14/2014 6:33:48 PM
best to tether with a USB anyway. keeps your battery from running out.
#8jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 7/15/2014 9:36:19 AM
Hmmm. I got a proper data plan, and it works on my phone. All I wanted to do was share my laptop's Net to the Android devices. I think it's called Reverse Tethering. But seeing as my laptop isn't detecting my devices and vice-versa, guess that wont work.
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#9wildog2006Posted 7/15/2014 9:58:00 AM
Why not just connect your android devices directly to the wifi? Or get a router if you don't have one.
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#10jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 7/15/2014 11:02:37 AM
wildog2006 posted...
Why not just connect your android devices directly to the wifi? Or get a router if you don't have one.


I'm getting my Net over a USB modem. It plugs into an USB port and allows Internet access. I'm trying to share that connection via the laptop's Wi-Fi using Internet Connection Sharing. I created an ad-hoc access point, but my Android phone and tablet fail to d.etect it.
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