Many Windows users are reporting a problem where their Mobile Tethering keeps disconnecting. There can be multiple reasons for the problem, but most commonly it is the timeout that you set for your Mobile Tethering that’s responsible for this issue. In this article, we are going over all the possible solutions to fix Mobile Tethering Internet keeps disconnecting on Windows 10.
Mobile Tethering Internet keeps disconnecting
Before moving forward, there are a few things that you should take into consideration.
How long is the distance between your mobile phone and the computer?
The inbuilt hotspot of your smartphone is not as capable as a router. So, if you are using applying the rule of a router to a smartphone and not keeping it near the computer, you will face network fluctuations. Therefore, try to keep your smartphone as close to the computer as possible.
Is your setup facing any interference?
The next thing you have to make sure of is that your setup is not near any item which emits Electromagnetic or Radio-frequency(RF) interference, such as a Microwave.
If you have both these cases checked, you can move on and alter your Mobile Phone and Computer settings to fix the irregularity in the Mobile Tethering Internet connection.
Before looking at the actual solutions, you need to do one very obvious task, update your OS. Sometimes, updating itself can fix the issue. So, make sure your computer is on the latest Windows 10 build. After updating, check if the issue persists, if it does, continue reading.
These are the thing you can do to fix Mobile Tethering Internet keeps disconnecting on Windows 10.
- Change Mobile Tethering Timeout Settings
- Alter or Remove third-party antivirus
- Stop computer from turning off the WiFi
- Reset DNS Cache, TCP/IP, and Winsock
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Change Mobile Tethering Timeout Settings
Many OEMs, in order to preserve battery, tend to set a timeout for Mobile Tethering. So, after that particular time, your mobile with automatically disable the Mobile Tethering and hence the connection will be lost. To fix it, you have to change Mobile Tethering Timeout Settings.
Note: The procedure will vary from device to device, and in this example, we are using Oxygen OS 11.
You can follow the given steps to change Mobile Tethering Timeout Settings.
- Open Settings on your Mobile.
- Click Wi-Fi & Network > Hotspot & tethering > Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Use the toggle to disable Turn off hotspot automatically.
This will rectify the error if your WiFi hotspot keeps turning off,
2] Alter or Remove third-party antivirus
There are many security configurations of a third-party antivirus that can interfere with your network. So, go to their setting and see if there’s any such configuration that can hinder your network connection. If you are not able to contemplate what’s causing this issue, remove the third-party antivirus and see if it fixes the issue.
To do that, you can go to Settings (Win + X) > Apps, search out the antivirus, select it and click Uninstall.
Now, see if it fixes the issue.
3] Stop computer from turning off the WiFi
Sometimes the problem can be because of your WiFi settings. If “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” is enabled, your computer will automatically disable the WiFi which you may mistake for the Mobile tethering connection getting lost. So, to stop the computer from turning off the WiFi, follow these steps.
- Launch Settings by Win + I.
- Click Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Change adapter options.
- Right-click on your WiFi, select Properties and click Configure.
- Go to Power Management, untick Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power, and click Ok.
Now, retry connecting your computer to the Mobile Hotspot and see if the issue is fixed.
4] Reset DNS Cache, TCP/IP, and Winsock
If you are not able to fix the issue with these solutions, you can try flushing DNS Cache, resetting TCP/IP, and Winsock to fix the issue.
netsh winsock reset netsh int ip reset ipconfig /flushdns
Now, retry connecting to the Mobile Hotspot and see if the issue is fixed. Hopefully, it will be.
These were the solutions by which you can resolve your fluctuating Mobile Tethering Internet connection on Windows 10.
Windows 10 Hotspot keeps turning off
If your problem is completely different from what we have addressed in the article as your Windows 10 Hotspot keeps turning off, we have a solution for you too.
This usually happens if the power saving mode of Mobile Hotspot on Windows 10 is enabled. So, to fix this, you need to disable this feature. Follow the given steps to do the same.
- Launch Settings by Win + I.
- Click Network & Internet > Mobile Hotspot.
- Use the toggle to disable the Power Saving option.
Now, retry turning your Windows 10 computer into a hotspot and check if the issue persists.