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By monorailmedic, Member on 29th April 2014, 02:18 PM
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Hi All,
This morning I went to turn on WiFi tethering (unlocked/TMO model) and it wouldn't turn on, just saying, "error" in the settings area. I rebooted - same finding. Then I noticed I can no longer turn WiFi on. Attempting to turn WiFi on does nothing. I've rebooted several times and checked recent app updates, but only Google Keep, CapOne, and Zedge have updated recently, and none control WiFi state. Has anyone seen anything like this?

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29th April 2014, 03:30 PM |#2  
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So actually, it seems I can use WiFi, but the second I try and enable tethering (which I do almost every day) I can no longer use WiFi until I power cycle (and tethering never activates - just gives the below error

29th April 2014, 07:01 PM |#3  
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So actually, it seems I can use WiFi, but the second I try and enable tethering (which I do almost every day) I can no longer use WiFi until I power cycle (and tethering never activates - just gives the below error

Not a fix per-say, but could you use USB tethering instead in those circumstances until it's sorted out?
30th April 2014, 05:34 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by monorailmedic

Hi All,
This morning I went to turn on WiFi tethering (unlocked/TMO model) and it wouldn't turn on, just saying, "error" in the settings area. I rebooted - same finding. Then I noticed I can no longer turn WiFi on. Attempting to turn WiFi on does nothing. I've rebooted several times and checked recent app updates, but only Google Keep, CapOne, and Zedge have updated recently, and none control WiFi state. Has anyone seen anything like this?

Thanks,
BH

You can follow this thread about enable wifi tethering.. I think it will help you to turn on your Wifi..
http://androidforums.com/galaxy-ring...tethering.html
30th April 2014, 01:26 PM |#5  
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So after poking around, I found that the config info (SSID, security type, etc) for my wireless tethering was gone. No idea why, but it was. I re-entered it, and for a day, everything was fine. I thought it was a 'one off' thing and didn't worry about it too much. This morning however it was gone again. No clue why. It *might* coincide w/ my installation of Cerberus now that I think about it. Can a user of both Cerberus and WiFi tethering test?
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So after poking around, I found that the config info (SSID, security type, etc) for my wireless tethering was gone. No idea why, but it was. I re-entered it, and for a day, everything was fine. I thought it was a 'one off' thing and didn't worry about it too much. This morning however it was gone again. No clue why. It *might* coincide w/ my installation of Cerberus now that I think about it. Can a user of both Cerberus and WiFi tethering test?

I've had cerberus installed since I got my X. I tether on a regular basis without the settings going away...
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