August 20, 2018 at 1:29 am #145683
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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, BarrySeptember 5, 2018 at 12:38 pm #146712
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niceDecember 17, 2018 at 10:15 pm #149205
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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?January 1, 2019 at 4:50 am #149679
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I’ve got the same problem. Did you find a resolution?February 8, 2019 at 4:29 am #150390
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