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  1. jlekssp's Avatar
    how come some of you can connect up to 8 guests and mine only show up to 5 guests...any idea?
    09-14-2013 07:12 PM
  2. ranger604's Avatar
    I retract my "Victory" statement. Tethering worked ONCE for me. Shortly after my post, it reverted back. Extremely frustrating. I miss my tethering desperately.

    One thing I can add; I did install the APN app that is 'hidden' from the app store (in Canada) and it fouled up my ability to MMS text. I had to reset my phone to bring it back.

    Are there any other suggestions?..
    09-23-2013 10:32 AM
  3. whatup12's Avatar
    Hi ranger,

    how did you install the APN app? I have looked for it but the network setup app says that it is only good for 800x480 (ie wp7). I got internet sharing working in Ghana last week with local sim card on my unlocked 1020, but not with rogers sim card or att sim card. oh, and then cracked my phone (but have the msft insurance).

    anyhoo--yes, this remains difficult!
    09-23-2013 10:46 AM
  4. antiochian2010's Avatar
    I had something weird as well..

    After going along this past month and a half using the phone turn off to reset the radio after setting to 3G for Internet sharing, my radio stopped resetting itself! Even on soft reset, I couldn't bring it back.

    Tried Hard Reset - restore. The phone then 'restored' my being at 3G and would not reset back to LTE.

    So then Hard Reset again with Fresh Start - ie complete erasure - and LTE came back.

    So am too chicken now to try the Internet Sharing again; contenting myself to do without this feature until my next phone..
    09-23-2013 11:06 AM
  5. ranger604's Avatar
    Found the APN app from a previous post in the same thread (above). I have since found it from another source that I'm going to try once I get home and have the ability to 'restore' my phone if the need arises.

    I've done a lot of research into this, and I think I've pieced together the following;
    • Even though your AT&T phone is "unlocked", all aspects of it may not actually be so. (ie, "internet sharing")

    • By using the Access Point app, it will remove the "locked" piece of the the "internet sharing", but renders my MMS txt unusable. SMS still works.

    • You can tell the Internet Sharing is 'unlocked' when the number of allowed devices listed changes to 8 from 5. (ie 5 = still locked, 8 = unlocked)

    • Even if I were to get this to a point where it's working (again), it sounds like it's extremely tempermental and dodgy

    • The one (and only) time I got it to work the screen did say LTE, so I'm not convinced that it must be in 3G in order to work (on Bell, anyway)


    So. Getting to work once means 'it can be done', and that's what's driving me. I'm going to give the Access Point thing another shot with some different advice I got elsewhere.

    The fact that it never worked after that one time and I didn't change any settings leads me to believe that Windows/Nokia need to address something in the next update.

    Any comments/observations/ideas/ridicule welcome.
    Last edited by ranger604; 09-23-2013 at 04:20 PM.
    09-23-2013 04:00 PM
  6. antiochian2010's Avatar
    I doubt they will.. since the phone was optimized for use with AT&T, if you unlock and go elsewhere you're on your own. I don't think they care about any problems occuring with unlocked (even if it were found than more 1020s were owned as unlocked vs operating on AT&T)..
    09-23-2013 05:02 PM
  7. nm7s9's Avatar
    I bought a 1020 from the MS store in Las Vegas. They unlocked it and internet sharing worked perfectly using a t-mobile pre paid sim.
    Back in Australia my Telstra sim worked perfectly (internet sharing) in my unlocked Lumia 920 but when this sim is put into the 1020, I get the dreaded "go to At&t or call 611: message.
    Weird
    09-24-2013 07:40 AM
  8. ranger604's Avatar
    I get the dreaded "go to At&t or call 611: message.
    Weird
    So, gut-feel, do you think this is a Nokia problem, Windows problem, or AT&T problem?

    I'm leaning towards it being an AT&T issue. (which isn't good news, methinks)
    09-24-2013 10:24 AM
  9. antiochian2010's Avatar
    I bought a 1020 from the MS store in Las Vegas. They unlocked it and internet sharing worked perfectly using a t-mobile pre paid sim.
    Back in Australia my Telstra sim worked perfectly (internet sharing) in my unlocked Lumia 920 but when this sim is put into the 1020, I get the dreaded "go to At&t or call 611: message.
    Weird
    I bought from an AT&T store - Yellow Model - and then later AT&T Customer Service provided me the unlocking code.

    Curious - when you picked yours up from the MS store, did your phone and box come with AT&T branding or just plain Nokia?
    09-24-2013 03:05 PM
  10. nm7s9's Avatar
    My 1020 from MS store is AT&T branded (logo watermark apps - the lot). MS rang someone (not sure if at&t or Nokia) who provided the unlock code.
    However I may have misled everyone, since now I'm not sure whetherI ever had the 1020 tethered. I certainly had the 920 tethered with a t-mobile sim and also a Telstra sim.

    Ranger604, I feel that the issue must either be that I don't have the EXACT same settings for internet apn and/or mms apn on the 1020 as I do on the 920, or that AT&T have nobbled the firmware on the branded 1020 so that it will never tether unless you pay AT&T some more money. I reckon the second one is the problem (AT&T firmware issue)

    Since I'm in Australia and I can't use AT&T anyway, I think I'm going to be right out of luck. Neither Telstra, Nokia or AT&T is going to help me. I'll try e-mailing the MS store in Vegas where I bought it and see if I can get some technical advice from them but I'm pretty sure they'll say it is an AT&T issue. Maybe I'll see if they can convert it to a non branded phone by firmware replacement - does this sound plausable?

    I'll play around with APN settings but doubt I'll have any more luck than others on this list. I'll also see if I can deduce whether I ever had the 1020 tethered but the more I think about it the more I'm sure it has never worked.

    Cheers
    Nick
    09-24-2013 11:33 PM
  11. nm7s9's Avatar
    I checked my pc wireless operational logs which comfirmed that I had only tethered to the 920 not the 1020.

    However, I just downloaded Nokia Access Point, created a dummy switched to it then back to Telstra and Internet sharing works like a charm.
    Rebooted phone - all still good (touching wood.....)

    This would have bee a show stopper for me and I would have had to have gone back to the 920 and lost a great camera - WHEW!
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    09-25-2013 02:21 AM
  12. ranger604's Avatar
    Have you attempted an MMS since using Access Point? That was my stumbling block..
    09-25-2013 05:46 PM
  13. nm7s9's Avatar
    I just successfully sent (and received) a photo via MMS. (First time I've ever tried MMS on any phone).
    mms apn settings are

    APN: telstra.mms
    WAP gateway (URL): http://mmsc.telstra.com:8002
    WAP gateway port: 8002
    MMSC (URL): http://mmsc.telstra.com
    MMSC port: 8002
    -----------
    internet apn settings are

    APN: Telstra.wap
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    09-25-2013 08:45 PM
  14. darthhen's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm confused about this thread...does tethering work on an unlocked 1020 on T-Mobile? It's not clear.

    Thanks.
    09-25-2013 10:18 PM
  15. antiochian2010's Avatar
    At your own risk..

    I was able to make it work almost 2 mos and now it doesn't.
    darthhen likes this.
    09-26-2013 02:57 PM
  16. salimvfx's Avatar
    This solution doesn't work on ATT I tried on Lock and Unlock Phone, do you have other tricks ?

    Thanks
    09-27-2013 07:34 PM
  17. nm7s9's Avatar
    When I was overseas (in Denver) I bought two pre paid sims. An AT&T sim (in my now lost Iphone 5) and a T-Mobile sim in my Lumia 920.
    The T-Mobile sim tethered, no problems but the AT&T in the Iphone 5 refused to tether. I went back to the AT&T guy in Denver who said that I would have
    to pay extra to get tethering. He also tried to tell me that the T-Mobile wouldn't tether but I just showed him the 920 with it working.

    Therefore, if you have an AT&T sim then you will have to get a data plan that includes tethering, then it should work on either a locked or unlocked
    1020.
    If you have a T-Molibe sim, with any data plan then I think tethering should work on the unlocked 1020 if you have not fiddled with the network settings
    and have downloaded Nokia access point and switched from/to a dummy access configuration.

    I'm not sure about any of this, other peoples experiences seem to indicate that tethering on an AT&T branded 1020 is maybe not an exact science yet!
    My successful tethering has always been against a 4G (as displayed on the 1020 screen) network. I don't know if an LTE network changes things a t all!
    09-27-2013 10:46 PM
  18. Jean-marc Poinsignon's Avatar
    hi guys,
    to tether your Lumia 1020 I tried the method with access point from Nokia.
    Fantastic it works .
    I bought an ATT lumia 1020 in States and I am using it in the UK.My internet sharing didnt work until 1 hour ago.
    Follow the easy steps.
    download ACCESS POINT from NOKIA.[the app will disappear into your settings]
    open it
    select your server ,for example my is 3
    hold to finger on it to expand the menu
    tap "view"
    go to internet sharing and put it on
    it should work
    and that's it !!!
    it worked for me .
    many thanks to BOSELEITER for pointing out the link to access point
    follow the link /punto de acceso | Tienda de aplicaciones y juegos de Windows Phone (Chile)
    10-01-2013 08:28 PM
  19. ranger604's Avatar
    Great news.. Can you still send MMS txt?
    10-02-2013 07:03 PM
  20. Siddhartha Zuga's Avatar
    Hi! I want to tell u how to unlock Lumia 1020 AT&T or any operator sharing internet, the only thing u need to do is

    1.- You need to configure ur Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T in USA COUNTRY, and this is in Settings, Language+Country and there in Country Select UNITED STATES, and behind u will see a bottom that says: Needs to Restart, u will need to restart it.

    2.- Go to Market and search this app: access point
    access point | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    3.- You can install app froms USA, like Pandora too.

    4.- When finished now u can change your country ( for example, im from Mexico) and restart again (if ur from USA dont do this step)

    5.- At last u need to go SETTINGS and search ACCESS POINT (Punto de acceso en espanol) and u need to configure ur DATA SETTINGs and MMS settings for ur operator (APN TELCEL, ROGERS, T-Mobile, etc..)

    6.- When u finished u need to ACTIVATE that profile

    7.- At last the only thing u need to do is to go to Tethered Wifi or Conexion Compartida and activate it, this is a thing u need to see:

    When u activate Tethered, i will see how many persons can connect to ur Nokia Lumia 1020, if says 5 persons, u hav AT&T locked and u will not share ur internet, BUT if says 8 persons, congratulations!! u unlocked tethered connection!!!

    And thats all! i do it with my Nokia Lumia 1020 At&t and im from Monterrey and works!!!

    if u need help just send me an email: sidemzuga@hotmail.com

    See ya!
    10-16-2013 04:41 PM
  21. Siddhartha Zuga's Avatar
    Hi! I want to tell u how to unlock Lumia 1020 AT&T sharing internet, the only thing u need to do is

    1.- You need to configure ur Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T in USA COUNTRY, and this is in Settings, Language+Country and there in Contry Select UNITED STATES, and behind u will see a bottom that says: Needs to Restart, u will need to restart it.

    2.- Go to Market and search this app: access point
    access point | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    3.- You can install app froms USA, like Pandora too.

    4.- When finished now u can change your country ( for example, im from Mexico) and restart again (if ur from USA dont do this step)

    5.- At last u need to go SETTINGS and search ACCESS POINT (Punto de acceso en espanol) and u need to configure ur DATA SETTINGs and MMS settings for ur operator (APN TELCEL, ROGERS, T-Mobile, etc..)

    6.- When u finished u need to ACTIVATE that profile

    7.- At last the only thing u need to do is to go to Tethered Wifi or Conexion Compartida and activate it, this is a thing u need to see:

    When u activate Tethered, i will see how many persons can connect to ur Nokia Lumia 1020, if says 5 persons, u hav AT&T locked and u will not share ur internet, BUT if says 8 persons, congratulations!! u unlocked tethered connection!!!

    And thats all! i do it with my Nokia Lumia 1020 At&t and im from Monterrey and works!!!

    if u need help just send me an email: sidemzuga@hotmail.com

    See ya!

    Hello all. First post. Woohoo.

    I've attempted all that has been posted here for attempting to get a formerly AT&T phone onto Bell Mobility. (Canada). No luck. Bell blames AT&T and vice versa.

    That said, my question is this; I tried the link (a few posts above) to get to the Access Point app from Nokia. It's there, I download/install it, but it is mystically missing from my apps list. Any clues?
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    10-17-2013 11:55 AM
  22. darthhen's Avatar
    Thanks for the posts. I'm sure it will help others later on.
    10-18-2013 10:06 AM
  23. Flavio76's Avatar
    My phone was unlocked, I mean , unlocked to share WiFi.
    Just discovered that after the developer gdr3 update that I did that I can't share anything. I appears a message for me to call att 611.
    And it was working before, even in this thread I talked about this....
    10-23-2013 10:42 AM
  24. Ryan Groom's Avatar
    For Bell Canada Change the APN as follows:

    "To use your phone as a modem (tethering)
    Tethering requires a different access point name (APN): inet.bell.ca"

    It says in this article explains how to setup Bell Canada tethering. How to configure my mobile phone or smartphone for the Bell Mobility 4G network. : Configure browser settings

    I just tried it and it WORKS. Even changes the 5 guests to 8.

    ~Ryan
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    10-23-2013 03:49 PM
  25. Flavio76's Avatar
    My phone was unlocked, I mean , unlocked to share WiFi.
    Just discovered that after the developer gdr3 update that I did that I can't share anything. I appears a message for me to call att 611.
    And it was working before, even in this thread I talked about this....
    When I came back to my country, tethering came as a option again, so this only happens when I'm abroad
    10-30-2013 06:12 PM
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