1. corolla90's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    My issue may not be specific to the Moto X 2014, but it's the phone I'm using, so posting here for possible help. I'm able to tether my Moto X to my Dell laptop and use the internet, no problem.

    But when I turn on the portable wi-fi hotspot, give it a network name, set security to WPA2 PSK, broadcast channel (either 2.4 or 5 GHz) and give it a password (at least 8 characters), it doesn't work. My laptop connects, but there's no internet data.

    Given that I'm able to share my mobile phone data plan with my laptop via a tether, I'm curious as hell to know why the hotspot feature isn't work. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    10-26-2015 10:47 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does your cell data plan include hotspot? Most of the time, you have to either pay an extra fee, or the plan has to include hotspot tethering.
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    When you mention the successful tethering without the security and password, is that wi-fi as well, or only USB tethering?
    10-26-2015 02:35 PM
  4. corolla90's Avatar
    Just USB tethering. Though, at times, I've left the portable wifi hotspot on, as well. Either way, as long as USB tethering has been turned on and my phone plugged into my laptop, I've been able to run the internet on my laptop using my cellphone data plan.
    10-26-2015 03:25 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does your cell data plan include hotspot? Most of the time, you have to either pay an extra fee, or the plan has to include hotspot tethering.
    10-26-2015 03:35 PM
  6. corolla90's Avatar
    Yeah, good question. I'm gonna call and double check. Just figured that if I could tether, it would be the same for wifi hotspot, but guess not.
    10-26-2015 06:17 PM
  7. corolla90's Avatar
    I feel embarrased for having even posted my inquiry here. I checked with my provider here and a mobile hotspot plan is required. That's the issue. Sorry for anyone who wasted their time looking at my post inquiry!!!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-28-2015 03:25 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Not a waste of time at all--others can learn from this as well!
    10-28-2015 04:17 PM

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