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Wi-Fi Hotspot button won't stay on. Is this because I'm already on a network?

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Hi you helpful guys at Firefox. I'm still learning the capabilities of my ZTE Open, and have run into an interesting glitch. I'm already connected to my home wi-fi network, but when I try to activate the phone's own hotspot, the 'on' switch stays on for about a second, and then turns off again. My wi-fi setting then shows 'Disabled', but links immediately to my home network when I turn the switch back on. As I'm going to be abroad for a week soon, it'd be useful to have the phone's hotspot facility working when we're out of wi-fi range. I have been through your guide to setting up a hotspot, but always have the problem with the switch clicking off. TIA. Alex

Hi you helpful guys at Firefox. I'm still learning the capabilities of my ZTE Open, and have run into an interesting glitch. I'm already connected to my home wi-fi network, but when I try to activate the phone's own hotspot, the 'on' switch stays on for about a second, and then turns off again. My wi-fi setting then shows 'Disabled', but links immediately to my home network when I turn the switch back on. As I'm going to be abroad for a week soon, it'd be useful to have the phone's hotspot facility working when we're out of wi-fi range. I have been through your guide to setting up a hotspot, but always have the problem with the switch clicking off. TIA. Alex

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If you are connected to the internet using Wifi, you can't make a hotspot at the same time.

If you are connected to the internet using Wifi, you can't make a hotspot at the same time.

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Thanks. Thought that was probably it.

Thanks. Thought that was probably it.