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"The connection with the server was reset" (PROBLEMS with tether)
what a fargen mess...please, pay close attention, i will do my best to give all the details.
we're talking about tethering/hotspotting a pantech crossover.
i live right on the edge of Edge, and can get 3G if i place the phone in a certain way.
for the first 5 days of using tether/hotspot with my desktop pc, i was able to get a 2-bar 3G signal & about 1.2Mbps downloads. very nice.
yesterday, things changed. i still browse fine, but every last download i tried failed with a "the connection with the server was reset" error...and i MEAN IT i tried various servers and files all the dang day. i betcha i used a half-gig today and didn't get a single complete file.
i tried using both tether and hotspot, same results. i checked every last thing on my pc it could be.
i disconnected the phone and connected my pc to a wireless hotspot down the street...a very very low signal...and then i went to a few sites, and tho the speed was really slow, i managed to download anything i wanted to.
so it's not my pc.
re-connected the phone, got errors every time! then i put the phone in a location where it got a 5-bar Edge signal. same damn problem, decent browsing at .20Mbps but "reset connection" error again and again for downloads.
i took my blackberry (no SIM) and set it up to use the pantech's hotspot. successful browsing all i want. but i tried to grab some download links, and every last download attempt ended with a "error."
i've done some testing from the pc, and even when the speeds are about right, i get a "consistency of service" of 40-50% tops. and still no downloads.
and all day, at various times, many times, i got the message "temporary network trouble keeps you from tethering, try later"...and a couple times i got "if you want to tether you have to call ATT at 611."
i just spent an entire day on the phone with ATT only to hear time and again why it has to be a problem on my end. gawd i hate that company sometimes, and this is one of them times.
any similar experiences and solutions? any suggestions? something in the phone settings maybe? keep in mind, one day it worked great, i didn't change anything, and the next day it worked like crap.
to recap, testing with the same direct link to a file: cannot download on PC tethered or hotspot, cannot download file on Blackberry to hotspot, cannot download file directly onto the Pantech. CAN download same file with PC hotspotted to another wifi.
it's either the phone or ATT, and i don't think it's the phone but i wouldn't mind being wrong if i can get this fixed.
please i don't usually get this desperate but i can't find one thing i could do differently to fix this.