Off Topic - Help needed with smartfone 'hotspot' and internet connectivity

1 year 6 months ago #722026 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day fellas

I have a computer & modem problem that I need help with -p-l-e-a-s-e-

Over the past 2-3 yrs I have used a 3G phone and a 4G modem as separate items.  I have found in recent months that many small Aussie outback towns are going thru an phase of updating their comms towers from 3G & 4G to 4G and 5G preparation ... thus leaving me to revisit the non-connectivity issues of some yrs back when we went thru the 2G to 3G swap over

A week ago I bought an Android fone with the intention of using it as a hotspot as well as the fone.  All went well for a week - it connected with the laptop beautifully and all appeared okay. Now I can get no connectivity into the laptop .... running Win-7 (quite happily it seems) and the little whirly-gig on the task bar goes round and round for ever.  To send this msg I have connected to my partner's modem ~ but I don't want to continue this method

If anyone has any knowledge of either Android comms (ie: have the fone's settings dropped out?) -or- some win-7 comms (ie: options within Control Panel?) would you be willing to chat off-line and we can try to sort out where the problem is

"Phil"<[email protected]>  will get me  

Many thanks in advance
Phil

Phil from the great land Downunder
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