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  1. Kyle Hourihan's Avatar
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    Hey All,

    Is anyone else having problems with your HTC 8X losing connection when using Internet sharing over WiFi? I have a MacBook Pro 15" retina and a Verizon HTC 8X, that can connect for a few minutes then it loses the connection. I can re-connect, but within a few minutes I notice my Mac is searching for networks again.

    I still have my HTC Radar T-mobile, and that stays connected with no problems.

    Curious to know if anyone else has encountered this.

    Thanks,
    Kyle
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    I have used internet sharing twice, and the first time it was ok, however, during the second - I experienced the same problem as you...
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    I share my Internet with my ipad at work and unless I reboot the ipad I get the same intermittent connection. If I reboot the ipad then it works perfectly for hours. I'm using the ipad right now via Internet sharing on my HTC 8X and I've been on it for 55 minutes without any dropouts. It seems to be the initial connection is a bit iffy. One reboot and its good to go.
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  4. Kyle Hourihan's Avatar
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    thanks for the comments guys. I find it odd that when I Internet Share with my HTC Radar, I never had any problems. Seems like a reboot of the ipad, or in my case my MacBP is the wrong device that should be rebooted ;-)... The HTC Radar was bullet proof with both my Cyanomod'ed Nook, and my MBpro.

    Seems like the 8X stays connected better when bluetooth is turned off. I know this is anecdotal, but I am hoping some other folks can make some more similar observations so we can get this addressed by Verizon, MS or HTC.

    Thanks,
    Kyle
  5. Kyle Hourihan's Avatar
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    by the way, here are the logs right before the link goes down, durning and when it comes back up (From my MBPro)

    [CODE]
    Dec 17 17:09:18 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    Dec 17 17:09:22 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    Dec 17 17:09:26 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d Auth timed out
    Dec 17 17:09:28 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: wlEvent: en0 en0 Link DOWN virtIf = 0
    Dec 17 17:09:28 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-en0: interface en is sending notification 0x14
    Dec 17 17:09:28 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: AirPort: Link Down on en0. Reason 7 (Frame received from nonassociated STA).
    Dec 17 17:09:28 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-en0: interface en is going DOWN
    Dec 17 17:09:28 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: en0: BSSID changed to 00:00:00:00:00:00
    Dec 17 17:09:28 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: en0::IO80211Interface::postMessage bssid changed
    Dec 17 17:09:29 khourihan-mbp15.mshome.net configd[17]: network changed: v4(en0-:192.168.137.87) DNS- Proxy- SMB-
    Dec 17 17:09:29 khourihan-mbp15.mshome.net vmnet-bridge[39801]: Stopping bridge for: en0
    Dec 17 17:09:29 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-en0: filter detached
    Dec 17 17:09:29 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-en0: down
    Dec 17 17:09:29 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: vmnet: bridge-en0: detached
    Dec 17 17:09:29 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    Dec 17 17:09:33 khourihan-mbp15 kernel[0]: MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    [/CODE]
  6. Kyle Hourihan's Avatar
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    and here is the output from dmesg:

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    vmnet: bridge-en0: wireless interface detected.
    vmnet: bridge-en0: up
    vmnet: bridge-en0: attached
    vmnet: VNetUserIfFree: freeing userIf at 0xffffff8052d4c200.
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state DOWN
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state UP
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    wlEvent: en0 en0 Link DOWN virtIf = 0
    vmnet: bridge-en0: interface en is sending notification 0x14
    AirPort: Link Down on en0. Reason 7 (Frame received from nonassociated STA).
    vmnet: bridge-en0: interface en is going DOWN
    en0: BSSID changed to 00:00:00:00:00:00
    en0::IO80211Interface::postMessage bssid changed
    vmnet: VMNetDisconnect called for port 0xffffff803bae3600
    vmnet: bridge-en0: filter detached
    vmnet: bridge-en0: down
    vmnet: bridge-en0: detached
    vmnet: Freeing hub at 0xffffff803cb70000.
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state DOWN
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state UP
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    wlEvent: en0 en0 Link DOWN virtIf = 0
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    wlEvent: en0 en0 Link UP virtIf = 0
    AirPort: Link Up on en0
    en0: BSSID changed to be:cf:cc:49:de:2d
    en0::IO80211Interface::postMessage bssid changed
    AirPort: RSN handshake complete on en0
    vmnet: VNetUserIf_Create: created userIf at 0xffffff8052f50200.
    vmnet: VMNetConnect: returning port 0xffffff8052f50200
    vmnet: Hub 0 does not exist, allocating memory.
    vmnet: Allocated hub 0xffffff803c665000 for hubNum 0.
    vmnet: VMNET_SO_BINDTOHUB: port: paddr 00:50:56:f3:28:84
    vmnet: Hub 0
    vmnet: Port 0
    vmnet: bridge-en0: media 80 dev 0xffffff803bdd3a18 family 2
    vmnet: bridge-en0: wireless interface detected.
    vmnet: bridge-en0: up
    vmnet: bridge-en0: attached
    vmnet: VNetUserIfFree: freeing userIf at 0xffffff8052f50200.
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state DOWN
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state UP
    khourihan-mbp15:log root#
    [/CODE]
  7. Kyle Hourihan's Avatar
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    and here is the output from dmesg:

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    vmnet: bridge-en0: wireless interface detected.
    vmnet: bridge-en0: up
    vmnet: bridge-en0: attached
    vmnet: VNetUserIfFree: freeing userIf at 0xffffff8052d4c200.
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state DOWN
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state UP
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    wlEvent: en0 en0 Link DOWN virtIf = 0
    vmnet: bridge-en0: interface en is sending notification 0x14
    AirPort: Link Down on en0. Reason 7 (Frame received from nonassociated STA).
    vmnet: bridge-en0: interface en is going DOWN
    en0: BSSID changed to 00:00:00:00:00:00
    en0::IO80211Interface::postMessage bssid changed
    vmnet: VMNetDisconnect called for port 0xffffff803bae3600
    vmnet: bridge-en0: filter detached
    vmnet: bridge-en0: down
    vmnet: bridge-en0: detached
    vmnet: Freeing hub at 0xffffff803cb70000.
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state DOWN
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state UP
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    wlEvent: en0 en0 Link DOWN virtIf = 0
    MacAuthEvent en0 Auth result for: be:cf:cc:49:de:2d MAC AUTH succeeded
    wlEvent: en0 en0 Link UP virtIf = 0
    AirPort: Link Up on en0
    en0: BSSID changed to be:cf:cc:49:de:2d
    en0::IO80211Interface::postMessage bssid changed
    AirPort: RSN handshake complete on en0
    vmnet: VNetUserIf_Create: created userIf at 0xffffff8052f50200.
    vmnet: VMNetConnect: returning port 0xffffff8052f50200
    vmnet: Hub 0 does not exist, allocating memory.
    vmnet: Allocated hub 0xffffff803c665000 for hubNum 0.
    vmnet: VMNET_SO_BINDTOHUB: port: paddr 00:50:56:f3:28:84
    vmnet: Hub 0
    vmnet: Port 0
    vmnet: bridge-en0: media 80 dev 0xffffff803bdd3a18 family 2
    vmnet: bridge-en0: wireless interface detected.
    vmnet: bridge-en0: up
    vmnet: bridge-en0: attached
    vmnet: VNetUserIfFree: freeing userIf at 0xffffff8052f50200.
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state DOWN
    vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state UP
    khourihan-mbp15:log root#
    [/CODE]
  8. Kyle Hourihan's Avatar
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    just a heads up in case I forget to update it. The VzWireless rep had me enable roaming (for some reason ) on the phone . Apparently that allows you to connect to Sprint and other non-Verizon towers . So far the Wifi has been up for about 15 m. He's created a ticket for me, I will let y'all know when I have more data.
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    update: sadly, after a few more minutes, my wifi connection dropped, and keeps dropping after I reconnected. Guess I will wait for the Verizon folks to assist.
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    I can tell you why this happens... It's because Windows mobile devices shut down their wi-fi connection after five minutes and that's why your device loses it's connection. It's just a stupid MS move..
  11. Kyle Hourihan's Avatar
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    Thanks for the reply, but I think if the connection is being used, the internet sharing stays on. Also, its not consistent, some times the connection stays up for an hour, other times, its drops in less than 1 minute.

    I am familiar with the internet sharing "shut-down" if no devices are active, I had a windows 7 phone that did this as well, but it never lost connection.. Fact is that I can re-connect to the SSID, is still active, just that periodically the wifi connection gets lost.

    I have put in a ticket with Verizon last week, but I've yet to receive a call back from their escalation support.

    Thanks,
    Kyle

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