1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hello there.

    I've bought a Lumia 530 and try to set it up, which has failed so far as I can't find my WiFi with it. My other devices (Nokia 5530, iPad, several other devices) can find and use my WiFi without any problems.

    The WiFi is provided through a Lenovo Thinkpad x121e running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    I don't have a dataplan. So I can't register the phone or install apps without the WiFi. I cna't even create an account on the phone to store contacts and all that.

    Any ideas?
    03-20-2015 02:43 PM
  2. Harrie-S's Avatar
    The lumia 530 can only be connected to a 2.4 Ghz wifi so is it possible that you use 5 Ghz on your Lenovo Thinkpad?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-20-2015 03:47 PM
  3. yalexy's Avatar
    I've tried all the settings, changing it forth and back from "Auto" to "A (5 GHz)" and "B/G (2.4 Ghz)". All without success.
    03-20-2015 04:48 PM
  4. yalexy's Avatar

    I've now spent a couplke more hours trying to find a solution and unfortunately there's none for the following reasons.

    First of all Windows Phone is not capable of making connection to Ad-Hoc networks, but only Access Points.

    The next problem I tried to solve was to turn my Lenovo Thinkpad x121e into a Access Point, but the used WiFi-card (Realtek TRL 8192CE) isn't capable of acting as an Access Point, no matter what software-solution you try.

    So I'm screwed I guess, as I've got no other options for WiFi and I'm not going to spend any money on a new WiFi-router just for the phone. I'd rather get a refund for the phone and look for another device that's capable of connecting to my Ad-Hoc network. I know my sisters iPhone is capable of connecting, so I'll go get me one of those I guess.
    03-21-2015 10:01 AM
  5. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    I guess it's cheaper to give ~15 dollars for ruter than buying an iPhone, but what do I know. Enjoy your iPhone :)
    03-21-2015 10:06 AM
  6. yalexy's Avatar
    $15 for a new router? Try €50 where I'm living.
    03-21-2015 10:26 AM
  7. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    Where do you live? Even here in Serbia where prices are way up higher than in Western Europe I got decent home router for less than 15 euros.
    03-21-2015 10:38 AM
  8. yalexy's Avatar
    The cheapest ADSL2+ router with integrated WiFi I can find in finnish onlineshops is €40 + shipping.
    03-21-2015 10:47 AM
  9. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    Pretty much. But, calculating with your wages, it is still cheaper with than here.

    But, maybe I'm wrong, but you shall not need adsl router, as I guess you allready have modem? Just regular wifi router. Cable from adsl goes to router and from it to the pc.
    03-21-2015 11:25 AM
  10. yalexy's Avatar
    Higher wages still leave us at the minimum of living, as all prices are way higher than everywhere else. Just for a small single room apartment with 25m I need to pay €400 and that doesn't even include water and electricity, which I've to pay seperately. Also our consumer taxes are at 24%.
    So even for a bare living I allready need a paycheck of €1000 netto and that leaves me with nothing to spare at the end of the month, but it's just enough for the apartment, water, electricity, telefphone-bill and food.

    I've saved since christmas to buy this new phone and I can't afford to spend money on new hardware anytime soon.
    03-21-2015 12:50 PM
  11. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    You wouldn't believe me conditions here, you live very good, trust me :)

    But hey, enjoy your new iPhone. Which one are you getting?
    03-21-2015 01:47 PM
  12. yalexy's Avatar
    I can't afford to buy an iPhone, nor would I want one as it doesn't have a microSD-card. And I'll definatley never would buy an Android-device so I'll just keep using my age-old Nokia 5530 instead.
    03-22-2015 07:37 PM
  13. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    Don't know why did you said that you are gonna get yourself one of those then.
    03-23-2015 12:40 PM
  14. yalexy's Avatar
    Because I'm frustrated that WP can't connect to my WiFi obviously.
    03-23-2015 12:43 PM

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