After I updated the IOS to 15.5 my iPhone is no longer connecting.... The OP finds the personal access, saves the password but doesn't connect... Has anyone had this same problem? any solution for this? Thank you all...
Turn on Maximize compatibility on the iPhone hotspot settings page.
Thanks for the answer. But my iPhone 11 and it doesn't have this option to maximize....
I don't think iPhone 11 can do a 5GHz hotspot, which is why the option isn't there, and it shouldn't be needed.
However, some time ago Apple changed how hotspot works - the first client can only connect when you have the Personal Hotspot settings open on the phone.
So go into the Personal Hotspot settings and disable "Allow others to join".
Turn off Openspot.
Go into Personal Hotspot settings end enable "Allow others to join". Don't leave this settings page!
Turn on Openspot
Openspot should then connect. It has worked flawlessly for me after I realised this.
The downside to this is that after some time if nothing it using the hotspot, to connect the first client you need to open the page again and wait for it to connect. When hotspot is in use other clients can connect freely later, but it stops broadcasting after some time (ask Apple what that time is
). Not sure if setting it up as a hidden SSID works, I don't think it would as even with this enabled, the iPhone just switches to Wifi as a client.
Thanks for the answer...
I did here all the procedure you recommended but it doesn't work... the iphone connects to the personal access to the OP3 but it doesn't browse.... the blue/purple light keeps blinking and it keeps looking for the network.... I really don't know what what to do..... a few days ago everything was working normally.
Now you're confusing two things
1) you can put the OpenSpot in a WiFi AP mode, then you can connect your phone to it and perform setup for the OpenSpot to connect to a WiFi network. OpenSpot does not try to connect to internet while in this mode. When in this mode, the LED is blinking white.
2) you can put your phone in a WiFi AP mode (Personal Hotspot) which allows you to connect OpenSpot or other devices to it to connect to the internet - but you must first set up your WiFi hotspot name and password in OpenSpot - see 1)
I've already done this whole process several times...I reset the device countless times to start all over again. I tried to configure it on macbook, windows and really Openspot doesn't connect to the iPhone... On other ANDROID devices everything works perfectly. I believe that APPLE remotely has updated some security protocol (modem) or something. I'll keep trying.. I can't accept that I won't be able to use such a good device because of some configuration error. Could it be a problem with PASSWORD TYPE? I thank you immensely friend for your attention and willingness to help me... Have a great weekend.
Maybe try changing the password to something simple?
Maybe try changing the iPhone name to something shorter?
Nothing else comes to mind now...
Can you try connecting with your Macbook and showing what your wifi looks like when it's connected to the hotspot? (hold Option and click on Wifi icon, it should show some details)
Good morning.... I have already performed all these procedures to try to correct the problem... It was like I said, OpenSpot connects to the iPhone but there is some blockage in this navigation... this happened after I installed version 15.5 of iOs. ...
I have posted this possible fix elsewhere on this forum - if you have it, try placing an Android tablet into the loop:
I have had the same problem with connecting the OS3 to my iPhone X - until I inserted an Android tablet into the loop, between the OS3 and the iPhone personal hotspot. I will post a summary below. I speculate that Apple varies its frequency of broadcasting iPhone personal hotspot SSIDs not accounted for by OS3 apps, but handled by Android OS. No matter what, once I put the Android tablet into the loop (and I tried two different tablets running two different versions of Android OS), everything worked.
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What has worked is introducing an Android tablet between the OS3 and the iPhone X. I recommend that, if they have access to an Android tablet, users try this (see below for the steps) should they have difficulties connecting OS3 to their iPhone (at least the iPhone X). Perhaps this approach will work for those with difficulties connecting the OS4 to iPhone X or more recent iPhone versions.
I have already used the approaches recommended by Norbert at Shark RF, including the most recent – when I enter the IP address assigned to my OS3 into the phone’s browser, there is no response.
However, I have two tablets running Android OS (a 4 year old version and an up to date version). When I use either tablet to connect to the OS3 AP, I am able to use SharkRF.link as well as openspot3.local on the tablet to connect the OS3 to my iPhone X personal hotspot (with the iPhone screen showing the personal hotspot page), after entering the password on the tablet. The Android OS changes its own network connection automatically to my iPhone personal hotspot as soon as the OS3 disconnects the AP connection and itself switches to the iPhone hotspot. The Android tablet shows in its browser (openspot3.local) the usual transmissions I make on my HT (iCom ID-51A), including establishing links (announced on the iCom ID-51A, unlking, echo, information, etc.
When I take the Android tablet out of the loop, and try to connect OS3 directly to my iPhone, nothing works - all the old problems with connecting to SharpRF.link and openspot3.local return.
With the Android tablet directing the OS3 to connect to the iPhone, everything works - I have been able to conduct mobile QSos with various DStar reflectors.
I speculate that Apple, as it upgrades iOS from time to time, changes parameters (perhaps frequency of broadcasting by the iPhone the SSID when the iPhone screen is at the personal hotspot) that are only interoperable when an Android system serves as an interface with the OS3.
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