This is a tip if you have an issue with the wi-fi hotspot turning itself off after 5 minutes or so. This appears to be fairly common and I could not find a firm solution (apart from some people suggesting to turn off security which is a no-no for me) until I found the following.|
What was happening is that I would set up the hotspot and activate it on my phone (Redmi Pro on MIUI 8 global), then connect to it from my laptop and start surfing the web. All fine until after about five minutes the hotspot would switch off by itself. This happened all the time regardless of what I was doing online.
It appears that the issue was caused by the hot spot name: it had two spaces in it and was fairly long. When I shortened it to a different name with 9 characters and no spaces it started working normally and no longer switched off.
Just wanted to share this in case others are struggling with the same issue. Not sure if it is a MUIU 8 issue, or an Android 6 issue - it is unlikely to be related to the phone model IMHO.
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