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Lebara Wifi / Tethering from phone

redcupmat

Casual Member
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has a working hotspot from a mobile phone using a Lebara SIM?

I was using my Lebara SIM with a 4g router and it worked well. So I decided to port my main phone number over and wanted to tether from my phone instead. To my surprise, the hotspot would not transfer any data making it useless. My phone hotspot worked well with giffgaff.

Searching online seemed to bring up almost no info on this.

Are Lebara just blocking phones from using the hotspot feature, but still advertising it as a supported feature?

On the Lebara support chat, I was told to contact my phone provider as they have no specific settings for hotspot.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has a working hotspot from a mobile phone using a Lebara SIM?

I was using my Lebara SIM with a 4g router and it worked well. So I decided to port my main phone number over and wanted to tether from my phone instead. To my surprise, the hotspot would not transfer any data making it useless. My phone hotspot worked well with giffgaff.

Searching online seemed to bring up almost no info on this.

Are Lebara just blocking phones from using the hotspot feature, but still advertising it as a supported feature?

On the Lebara support chat, I was told to contact my phone provider as they have no specific settings for hotspot.
Are you on an iPhone?
 

Mr Choo

Pro Member
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has a working hotspot from a mobile phone using a Lebara SIM?
Yes, just tested it for you. Using a Moto G5 dual sim handset which is a few years old now.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Okay, that's weird. I was able to tether on Lebara on my phone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9) and I don't see why you can't. I vaguely remember something to do with the option not appearing on iPhones but now I think of it I think that was Lycamobile.
 

redcupmat

Casual Member
Okay, that's weird. I was able to tether on Lebara on my phone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9) and I don't see why you can't. I vaguely remember something to do with the option not appearing on iPhones but now I think of it I think that was Lycamobile.
Thanks for confirming that it worked for you. Cheers.
 

redcupmat

Casual Member
How old is the SIM?
Assume you have checked settings?
  • Name: Lebara Internet
  • APN: uk.lebara.mobi
  • Username: wap
  • Password: wap
MMS settings:
SIM is around 6 months old.

I just reset all network setting on my phone and added the same settings you mentioned.

Still no internet on any connected devices.
 

Seani

Top Member
Single SIM L09 with the latest operating system available.
This is a common problem with P20, sometimes you have to back up and reset the mobile completely, gremlins!

try this first:

Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Network > Access Point Name > and Delete the "Hotspot APN" - if it is there, then reboot and try again.

2) failing that, reset all network settings (system, reset, network settings reset), reset the APN (wireless & networks> mobile network > access point name > menu (three dots top right) add a new (Lebara(B) APN with the Leb settings.

Or rename the existing lebara APN or delete it and use this for it coming in as a network setting:

 

Katnip1

Member
Hi did you find a solution to this? I ha Evan iPhone and a lebara sim and also cannot tether. Thank you
 

sagisuri

Member
I just noticed the exact same issue on iPhone , it was fine before . I am with Lebara since December and it was fine with tethering since then , I have used tethering from past 2 months now , also I updated my iOS from 14 to 15 recently. So not sure entirely if it’s iOS 15 problem or something has changed in Lebara
 

macada

Member
Hi - posting my experience in case it helps someone. Slightly different phone but same issue.

I have a Huawei p30 lite, tethering worked fine with o2, I moved to Lebara, and the data worked fine but although I could tether/connect to my devices no data flowed.
Lebara chat etc provided no help other than saying the sim was not blocked - the issue was possibly the phone.
So I tested Lebara SIM in a Samsung phone - it worked and tethered
I tested in a different p30 - same problem.
Long story short - I deleted completely the APNs. Rebooted. Created a new APN manually using:
name L
APN. uk.lebara.mobi
Username WAP
Password. WAP

Rebooted

It works

(I did not have to delete any other settings/ resort to factory settings etc)
 
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