5th Attempt: I'm getting tired of trying to post my question. Maybe this one will work. Problem: Mobile Hotspot didn't work, T-Mobile Tech Rep ruled out all cell-data-signal problems as Network appeared & we did a few things & nothing worked. He sent me to Microsoft, & we talked for hours today, then she said my case would be escalated and I'd get a call in 11 days. Googled problem on the phone & it directed me to APN settings? The guy said the bottom should not be IPv6 only, and it was on my phone, and I couldn't change it, T-Mobile GPRS, the only APN, & so the guy (in some Tech mag) instructed me to make new APNs. One for Internet Everywhere and the other for MMS eeservice. Voila! The Hotspot worked, but it seems weird, doesn't it? Is it risky? How can these random APN numbers all of a sudden work while T-Mobile and Microsoft spend hours with me and we all can't solve the problem. If the Tech Reps don't inquire about APN settings, then how does the change in the APN settings make it work? Plus, they're just random APNs? I don't even know what they are. They're just numbers to me. One correspondence is that now my location is DALLAS like the APN runs me through there or something though I live halfway across the country. That made me suspicious enough to inquire here. Do you guys have any thoughts? T-Mobile screeners welcome. If three heads can't figure it out then maybe 1,000 can. Are there any risks to the kind of solution I found online? Nobody asked about APN numbers, the Tech Reps I mean, so I was surprised it made the internet work. Should I accept this as a fine solution since the Hotspot connection on the computer works now? What are the risks of the random APN numbers. I remember when the T-Mobile guy asked about Mobile Networks & T-Mobile GPRS, and I told him it was checked, he said, "Oh Good!" like that was a good thing, but then it didn't work, and the problem was in there with the information in the boxes? I don't know. Can anybody help or should I trust this weird Dallas Connection half-way across the country?
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