Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 "no internet" when Hotspotting Mobile Data

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 "no internet" when Hotspotting Mobile Data

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    I have purchased a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Global Version Android phone.  Its a wonderful device and lives up to the Chris’s reviews.  So far there is one only but significant for me issue.  Its related to setting up a Hotspot on the Note 5 to share its mobile data [ie its data provided by its mobile phone provider].  On previous phones I have used I have used phone hotspot to share Mobile Data all the time to obtain internet on wifi connected notepads, tablets [ android, windows and apple i devices] when away from home.

    What does work with the Redmi Note 5: – Hotspot turns on ok and all devices I have used [android, apple and windows can see the hotspot ok on their wifi and connect to the Note 5 ].   Further, if the Note 5 is itself connected to the internet using its wifi it can share the internet with any of the other devices [ie they connect to the Note5’s hotpot and obtain internet services being able to browse, use facebool etc].

    Now I get to the problem:  If the Note 5 has its wifi set OFF and is connected to its Mobile Data [ie connected to its mobile phone provider with DATA = ON] and the Note 5 Hotspot is set to ON: — 1) all other devices I have checked can SEE AND CONNECT to the Note 5 using their wifi.  However their connection to the Note 5’s hotspot shows NO INTERNET [this happens on Windows, Android and Apple devices].  None of the devices I have tested can browse or obtain any internet services while connected to he Redmi Note 5 when the Note 5 is providing the hotspot while using its Mobile Data.

    Reading the blogs around the world I find that this happens with many Xiaomi phone models and with all Mobile Data providers [ie mobile phone providers]  .  I did not notice this point being mentioned in Chris’s reviews of Xiaomi phones.  I wonder if he is aware of this problem and if he has become aware has he found a solution.

    Apologies if this problem has been covered elsewhere.  Regards,  Barry


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    Roger Donoghoe
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    I have the exact same problem. I wouldn’t have bought this phone if I’d known about this problem. Is the no solution?


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    Hi Barry

    I’ve got the same problem. Did you find a resolution?


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