Device frequently disconnects from Windows 10 hotspot & fails to reconnect

Windows 10 comes with the option to create Mobile Hotspot. It allows you to share your Ethernet connection to other devices. Now it may so happen if that you get a call on your phone, and you move out of the WiFi range. When you are back, your device fails to reconnect to Windows 10 Hotspot or the shared network once they come back to its range. While you can restart the mobile hotspot, it will fix it for the time being, but let’s take a look at the better solution.

Device frequently disconnects from Windows 10 hotspot

The problem is odd, and it should practically never happen every time. So here are two steps to resolve. First, we set up DNS on the Windows 10 Device, and then we configure settings on the mobile device. What seems to be happening is that mobile device is not able to lock on to the Hotspot when IP changes for any reason.

1] Change DNS settings in the laptop.

Make sure that IPv4 and IPv6 are selected in your ethernet connection, and you change the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server to, and Make sure to validate the settings upon exit, so you know everything is working fine.

Device frequently disconnects from Windows 10 hotspot

Once done, run the ipconfig command, and note down IP address, Gateway, DNS 1 and DNS 2.

2] Change the Wi-Fi settings on the mobile device

This should be almost the same on all the mobile devices. Since OEMs build their skin and customization, you may have to fiddle around a bit to get to the settings.

  1. Open Settings on your mobile phone and click on Wi-Fi.
  2. Click the hotspot network that you have created on the laptop.
  3. Enter the password and click on Advanced options.
  4. Click IP settings Select Static option instead of DHCP.
  5. Under the static option, you need to enter the IP address, Gateway, DNS 1 and DNS 2 of the laptop.

Change IP DNS in Mobile Address

In case you are already connected to that Hotspot, long press on the WiFi network, and select Modify Network. Next, you can follow the same steps above to change from DHCP to static.

After this, your device will be able to connect to Windows 10 mobile hotspot. What we did here is gave a fixed IP address and DNS to the mobile device or any device, and it was able to quickly find the device and connect to hotspot quickly. Before this, if there was a change in IP address, it would fail to connect.

This post will help you if your Mobile hotspot is not working in Windows 10.

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Ashish is a veteran Windows, and Xbox user who excels in writing tips, tricks, and features on it to improve your day to day experience with your devices.

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