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I have FoxFi Droid app and it suddenly is not working with my laptop. It has before, but this time my Android45 hotspot shows up with a red X next to it. The other available hotspots look normal. But when I try to connect to Android45 it says my computer settings are not compatible.
I tested the FoxFi connection using my Nook and it worked fine. And I tried my husbands FoxFI connection from his Droid with my laptop and that worked fine. I also was able to connect my laptop using PDAnet tethered. The only item that doesn’t work with my Droid FoxFi is my laptop.
So is there some way to delete my FoxFI Android45 connection from my laptop an start over??? Help will be appreciated.
currently in beautiful Healdsburg, CA
You’ve got the exact right idea. The same thing happened to me after an Android update.
Yes, you simply remove your Droid’s hotspot from the list of networks and it will find it fresh and start over.
Click on ‘Open Network and sharing Center’ at the bottom of the list of hotspots, then ‘Manage Wireless Networks’ you should see your FoxFi hotspot on the list – click it and then click Remove.
Now when you you try to connect, you should see a fresh hotspot from your FoxFi – you will need to enter the Security Key, then you’re good to go.
I actually have made a video on this but it’s not uploaded yet. Give me a few minutes and it will be there. I’ll write a follow up with the link.
OK, here’s the video on Removing a Saved Hotspot. Let me know if this helps.