I have had no luck whatsoever in connecting a device to the 920 through Internet Sharing on AT&T. I have tried two laptops (Win 7 and 8), three iPhones (3GS, 4, 4S), iPad (3rd generation), Nook Color, and a Kindle Fire. All of these see the connection, however when it connects it will connect and then disconnect, connect then disconnect, it will try multiple times until it gives up. Windows sometimes will show that it is connected with Internet Access, then it disconnects. Then there are times where Windows connects and it stated "Limited Connection", then disconnects, and then there are times that it will just not connect at all. Then on the Lumia side while this is going on, while looking at the Internet Sharing screen in Settings, the "Guests" number goes back and forth from 1 to 0, and back again. I have the 5GB LTE data plan with tethering.
I was just wondering if ANYONE was able to get ANY other device to connect and stay connected to the 920 and actually use Internet Sharing for what it was intended to do. I don't know if this is a software issue or hardware issue and this is one feature I have to have work, so I don't know if I need to return the phone or not. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by KILLAchievement; 11-14-2012 at 05:05 AM.
I'm unable to get a connection from my Surface RT to stay connected to Internet Sharing on my AT&T Lumia 920. My symptoms sound identical to those in the original post. I have not yet tried any devices besides the surface.
I just turned Internet Sharing on (Lumia 920, Black, purchased on release day in Northern California). I connected my old iPhone 4S to it (No longer connected to cell, and it's a Spotify streamer now until they release an app for the Lumia ;) ), and I was able to browse on the iPhone using Safari for 5 minutes and stream a song with no issues. Assuming you have an AT&T plan that actually supports Internet Sharing (not all of them do), it's possible you may have a defective phone...
I've had no problems at all connecting my 920 to my Surface. I've tried it wirelessly and also with the Surface and phone connected via the 920's USB cable so that it was charging while providing the internet service at the same time. In both cases, the two devices connected without problem and stayed connected.
I had the problem couple days ago too but all I did was change the SSID, rebooted the phone and tried again...it works flawless this morning when I was at the car dealership getting an oil change connected to my Surface RT for over an hour ....one customer had the nerve to come ask me if he can connect his iPad to my phone
I have found one tweak for Lumia 920 problems you can try installing the Spanish keyboard although it is irrelevant but works for some people. You can read more on jailbreakstation under the Nokia Lumia category.
I've connected a Surface, Kindle Fire 8.9, several PCs, as well as a nook hd+ via internet sharing on my lumia 920 and all have worked fine for me. A couple times it took a little time to have the connection get going (maybe up to 30 seconds or so) but for the most part it worked quickly and easily.