Fix Mobile Tethering Internet keeps disconnecting on Windows 11/10
Many Windows users report an issue where their mobile connection keeps disconnecting. There could be several reasons for the problem, but more often it is the timeout that you set for your Mobile Connection Sharing that is responsible for this problem. In this article, we go over all the possible solutions to fix Internet mobile tethering keeps disconnecting on Windows 10.
Internet mobile tethering keeps disconnecting
Before moving forward, there are a few things you need to consider.
What is the distance between your cell phone and the computer?
Your smartphone’s built-in access point is not as powerful as a router. So, if you apply the rule of a router to a smartphone and don’t keep it near the computer, you will be faced with network fluctuations. Therefore, try to keep your smartphone as close to the computer as possible.
Is your setup experiencing interference?
The next thing you need to make sure is that your setup isn’t near anything that emits Electromagnetic or radio frequency (RF) interference, such as Microwave.
If you have checked these two cases, you can go ahead and change the settings of your mobile phone and your computer to correct the irregularity of the mobile connection sharing internet connection.
Before looking at the actual solutions, you need to perform a very obvious task, update your operating system. Sometimes the update itself can fix the problem. So make sure your computer is using the latest version of Windows 10. After updating, check if the problem still persists, if so, read on.
Here is what you can do to fix Mobile Connection Sharing. Internet keeps disconnecting in Windows 10.
- Change the timeout settings for Mobile Connection Sharing
- Modify or remove third-party antivirus
- Prevent the computer from turning off WiFi
- Reset DNS, TCP / IP and Winsock cache
Let’s talk about it in detail.
1] Change the timeout settings for Mobile Connection Sharing
Many OEMs, in order to conserve battery power, tend to set a timeout period for mobile tethering. Thus, after this period, your mobile will automatically deactivate mobile connection sharing and the connection will therefore be lost. To resolve this issue, you must change the Mobile Connection Sharing timeout settings.
Note: The procedure varies from device to device, and in this example we are using Oxygen OS 11.
You can follow the given steps to change the Mobile Connection Sharing timeout settings.
- Open Settings on your mobile.
- Click on Wi-Fi and network> Access point and tethering> Wi-Fi access point.
- Use the toggle to turn off Turn off the access point automatically.
This will rectify the error if your WiFi access point keeps turning off,
2]Modify or remove a third-party antivirus
There are many security configurations of a third-party antivirus that can interfere with your network. So go to their settings and see if there is any such configuration which can hamper your network connection. If you are not able to determine the cause of this problem, remove the third-party antivirus and see if it fixes the problem.
To do this, you can go to Settings (Win + X)> Applications, find the antivirus, select it and click Uninstall.
Now see if that fixes the problem.
3]Prevent the computer from turning off WiFi
Sometimes the problem can be with your WiFi settings. Yes “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” is activated, your computer will automatically deactivate WiFi which you may confuse with the lost mobile tethering connection. So, to prevent the computer from turning off WiFi, follow these steps.
- Launch Settings through Win + me.
- Click on Network and Internet> Wi-Fi> Change adapter options.
- Right click on your WiFi, select Properties and click Configure.
- Go to Power management, uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power, and click Okay.
Now try to connect your computer to the mobile hotspot again and see if the problem is resolved.
4]Reset DNS, TCP / IP and Winsock cache
If you are unable to resolve the issue with these solutions, you can try flushing DNS cache, resetting TCP / IP, and Winsock to resolve the issue.
netsh winsock reset netsh int ip reset ipconfig /flushdns
Now try to connect to the mobile hotspot again and see if the problem is resolved. Hopefully this will be the case.
These are the solutions by which you can fix your fluctuating Tethering mobile internet connection on Windows 10.
Windows 10 hotspot keeps shutting down
If your problem is completely different from what we covered in the article because your Windows 10 hotspot keeps shutting down, we have a solution for you as well.
This usually happens if the Mobile Hotspot power saving mode on Windows 10 is enabled. So, to fix this problem, you need to turn off this feature. Follow the steps given to do the same.
- Launch Settings through Win + me.
- Click on Network and Internet> Mobile access point.
- Use the toggle to turn off the Energy saving option.
Now try to turn your Windows 10 computer into a hotspot again and check if the problem still persists.
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