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Question WiFi Hotspot Doesn't Work on Zenfone 8??

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tbessie

Senior Member
Jan 18, 2009
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Hi folks...

I set up my new Zenfone 8 to use as a WiFi hotspot. It doesn't work at all (I tried connecting with my computer, and with another phone, and I get no internet connectivity).

However, if I use my work's Samsung S20 or my old Sony XPeria XZ2 Compact, it works fine.

My work's on Verizon, my personal devices on AT&T.

The only things I can think are either:

1. There's a problem with the Zenfone 8 for use as a hotspot
2. AT&T is blocking that phone for use as a hotspot (tho' I don't know why they'd allow it on my XZ2 Compact - both are unlocked phones I didn't buy from AT&T)

Any ideas what might be going on here?

- Tim
 

tbessie

Senior Member
Jan 18, 2009
65
10
I dont know if this is what happened to you, but I have to changed my hotspot password to WPA2 instead of using WPA3

Ok, just tried it. Also tried various other changes to WiFi Tethering settings.
Unfortunately, nothing ended up working.
I'll do my experiment using my old phone, and then, at worst, pay AT&T extra for the priviledge. :-(

- Tim