18-07-2011 08:42 PM
My mum recently acquired a hotshot device which I set up. I installed on her netbook and configured it to what I thought was a complete process and it would auto connect to devices once selected at least once before so I connected the iphone, ipad and laptop.
Everything was ok and over the last week she finds none of the devices function whatsoever. I have asked her via the iPad to go to "Settings" - "WiFi" and check if "O2 hotshot" appears in the list and it does not. I am at a loss with what to try.
I am guessing it needs to be reconfigured via the hotspot homepage but I do not know what that is off the top of my head and furthermore I would have thought that once confirgured the first it would not need to be done time and time again,
Any thoughts folks?
18-07-2011 09:25 PM - edited 18-07-2011 09:26 PM
It appears that to power it on and for it to broadcast it must be undocked otherwise it just continually charges. In other words it just charges in the dock, it won't power up and broadcast unless it is undocked. It is now fine.
But I would be curious to know if it must be undocked to broadcast? I would not have thought so but I would like to know just the same.
18-07-2011 09:29 PM
Good stuff, thanks for posting back the resolution. At a guess I'd say because it's bad for the battery in the device or because the charging interferes with the signal. Someone else may know for definite.