So! I’m at my mum’s place and have my laptop tethered to my mobile to use my 2GB of data on my phone while my daughter plays magic sand with nanna for a while so I can catch up on my study……
I’m studying along just fine, and then, half way through the first moodle book for week 10, my laptop says I no longer have an internet connection… what the? So I check my phone and the mobile hotspot has turned itself off….. I turned it on again…. unable to connect…… hmmmmm…. I wonder if this has anything to do with the baby monitor hijacking clips I just watched??? Nah, that would be a bit mad…. encrypted webpages that wipe out your network connections, possibly a test from David to see how good we are at trouble shooting!! (That would be a bit mean!)
So ruling out a malicious course examiner (lol), something else must be wrong….. so I run a windows diagnostic check. Nothing. Try to connect again. Nothing. Phone is completely available to connect to but computer can’t do it…. hmmm.
Open the windows network checker and run another test…. this time it collates information and decides it thinks it’s fixed the problem, advises me to reboot my device so I reboot my phone and still nothing….. grrrr. My trouble shooting skills are getting a work out! I’m about ready to call this guy in to see what he can tweek:
BUT! I decide to check one more thing…. I open the internet connection icon and right click on the Android AP device name and select properties…… the code to connect to my laptop is different to the code my phone is telling me to use………. FINGERS CROSSED (which made typing really difficult) I cut and pasted the old code (just in case) into a word doc and typed in the new code……….. and here I am, back in business telling you all, all about it on my blog!
Why did the code change randomly? I have no idea. Somethings I am content not to know. It works again, and for now, that’s all I need!