Wireless connection says I'm connected but I cannot get on internet.

I have a Samsung PC on Windows 7. I just moved to Nigeria from USA. I tried to connect to hotspot on my iphone and it says it is connected but I cannot get on the internet. All of our Ipads and my MAC can get online but not the PC.
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  1. do you have itunes?
  2. Have you tried deleting the existing connection on your PC and re-creating it? Sometimes this will work with my iPhone wifi.
  3. I tried it and it still will not connect. I can hook my phone up to the computer via USB and it works fine. When I unplug and click to connect to wireless version it says it is connected but I cannot get on the internet.
    Ashmelee said:
    Have you tried deleting the existing connection on your PC and re-creating it? Sometimes this will work with my iPhone wifi.
  4. bit random but is the connection as the wireless hotspot coming up as a public or private network?
  5. On the PC the hotspot shows up as a Home Network. There are only 3 options. Home Network, Work Network and Public Network.
    Darren Kitchin said:
    bit random but is the connection as the wireless hotspot coming up as a public or private network?
  6. alright I just did a basic search around and model and make of your iphone wil help greatly.
    As for a temp quick fix just to get it working try - "I find turning on Airplane mode and then back off will kickstart my internet sharing into working... But it only works once, and then the next time I have to connect, I have to do this again."

    Someone mentioned after downloading OS6 they got these symptoms.
    Something another person claimed was - "I figured it out. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings and then let your phone restart and try connecting as usual to your Wi-Fi personal hot spot. Works fine now!".

    Let me know how you go, good luck *thumbs up*
  7. Thanks for this but the problem isn't with the phone. I can connect other computers to the hotspot and iPads. The problem is with the Samsung computer. there is some type of firewall or something that isn't allowing me to get on the internet? At the bottom right corner of my pc I can see the signal bars for the wireless iPhone hotspot. If I click on that is says I am connected. I have tried disconnecting and reconnecting and same result. When I click on windows explorer to get on Internet I get an error and cannot get on web. All other computers which are all apple products connect fine to the iPhone hotspot.
    When i map the wireless connection it shows that the computer hooks to iPhone then to gateway and then to Internet. Thinking something is blocking me at gateway?
    Darren Kitchin said:
    alright I just did a basic search around and model and make of your iphone wil help greatly.
    As for a temp quick fix just to get it working try - "I find turning on Airplane mode and then back off will kickstart my internet sharing into working... But it only works once, and then the next time I have to connect, I have to do this again."

    Someone mentioned after downloading OS6 they got these symptoms.
    Something another person claimed was - "I figured it out. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings and then let your phone restart and try connecting as usual to your Wi-Fi personal hot spot. Works fine now!".

    Let me know how you go, good luck *thumbs up*
  8. In Control panel>Internet Options>Connection tab, is there a tick in Automatically detect settings? If not, tick that and make sure the other boxes relating to Proxies are NOT ticked. Click Apply and OK then restart the system. It may help.
  9. tajalaxy said:
    Thanks for this but the problem isn't with the phone. I can connect other computers to the hotspot and iPads. The problem is with the Samsung computer. there is some type of firewall or something that isn't allowing me to get on the internet? At the bottom right corner of my pc I can see the signal bars for the wireless iPhone hotspot. If I click on that is says I am connected. I have tried disconnecting and reconnecting and same result. When I click on windows explorer to get on Internet I get an error and cannot get on web. All other computers which are all apple products connect fine to the iPhone hotspot.
    When i map the wireless connection it shows that the computer hooks to iPhone then to gateway and then to Internet. Thinking something is blocking me at gateway?
    Darren Kitchin said:
    alright I just did a basic search around and model and make of your iphone wil help greatly.
    As for a temp quick fix just to get it working try - "I find turning on Airplane mode and then back off will kickstart my internet sharing into working... But it only works once, and then the next time I have to connect, I have to do this again."

    Someone mentioned after downloading OS6 they got these symptoms.
    Something another person claimed was - "I figured it out. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings and then let your phone restart and try connecting as usual to your Wi-Fi personal hot spot. Works fine now!".

    Let me know how you go, good luck *thumbs up*




    And these are some working responses from Apple forum who had the same problem you are, did any of them work?
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