1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I try to connect to hotspot in friends phone for file transfer from WIFI.
    But since my friends data connection is off, and when i try to connect , it shows me "no internet access" and wifi doesnot get connected .

    After turning on-off wifi multiple times (around 15-20 times), sometimes it gets connected . But it never gets connected in 1 shot .

    Is it compulsory to have internet access to connect to a hotspot?

    Is it bug or feature of windows ?

    I use lumia 640xl lte with latest windows 10 Anniversary update.
    08-23-2016 11:10 PM
  2. Aiver's Avatar
    Originally posted by Windows Central Question
    I try to connect to hotspot in friends phone for file transfer from WIFI.
    But since my friends data connection is off, and when i try to connect , it shows me "no internet access" and wifi doesnot get connected .

    After turning on-off wifi multiple times (around 15-20 times), sometimes it gets connected . But it never gets connected in 1 shot .

    Is it compulsory to have internet access to connect to a hotspot?

    Is it bug or feature of windows ?

    I use lumia 640xl lte with latest windows 10 Anniversary update.
    not compulsory
    08-23-2016 11:43 PM
  3. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I try to connect to hotspot in friends phone for file transfer from WIFI.
    But since my friends data connection is off, and when i try to connect , it shows me "no internet access" and wifi doesnot get connected .

    After turning on-off wifi multiple times (around 15-20 times), sometimes it gets connected . But it never gets connected in 1 shot .

    Is it compulsory to have internet access to connect to a hotspot?

    Is it bug or feature of windows ?

    I use lumia 640xl lte with latest windows 10 Anniversary update.
    most of the apps that claim to send files via wifi without using data don't actually work. So try different apps

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    08-24-2016 09:22 AM
  4. krunalk529's Avatar
    Issue does not seem to be in file sharing apps.
    When i try to connect hotspot which dont have data enabled, my phone gives me message like "no internet access". It doesnot even show symbol of wifi being connected in notification bar.

    Any Suggestions ?
    08-24-2016 11:44 PM
  5. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Issue does not seem to be in file sharing apps.
    When i try to connect hotspot which dont have data enabled, my phone gives me message like "no internet access". It doesnot even show symbol of wifi being connected in notification bar.

    Any Suggestions ?
    And if data is on in the hotspot?
    08-25-2016 07:12 AM
  6. krunalk529's Avatar
    If data on hotspot is on then wifi gets connected.
    08-26-2016 02:39 AM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    If data on hotspot is on then wifi gets connected.
    I think you've found your solution. Wifi can't connect to the hotspot if there is no data.What would the point be of having a hotspot with no data?
    08-26-2016 09:26 AM
  8. krunalk529's Avatar
    I think you've found your solution. Wifi can't connect to the hotspot if there is no data.What would the point be of having a hotspot with no data?
    There is still use of hotspot when data is not available.
    e.g :
    you need to share file through any file sharing app. but you dont want to share your data. In this case you will need to connect to hotsopt for file sharing.
    Isn't is correct ?
    09-06-2016 09:34 PM
  9. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    There is still use of hotspot when data is not available.
    e.g :
    you need to share file through any file sharing app. but you dont want to share your data. In this case you will need to connect to hotsopt for file sharing.
    Isn't is correct ?
    you have a point there
    09-08-2016 07:19 AM

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