Since the last Android update back at the first week in April, whenever I put my phone in Hotspot mode, I have to reboot afterward in order to get my Wi-Fi to work. I've done some testing at various locations (friends' homes, hotels, client sites, etc.) to prove it is not my home wireless that is the issue. The phone connects to the Wi-Fi just fine, but cannot access the Internet for any applications. I keep getting an error that there is no Internet service. If I reboot the phone after this, then Wi-Fi is fine. Anyone else seeing this behavior? Is there a fix short of factory resetting the phone?
Tried a number of approaches. Mode does not matter. I terminate the Hotspot, start up Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi connects to access point (AP) and gets IP address but then my Wi-Fi will not allow apps to connect to the Internet until I reboot.
As much as I'd like to do that, I just did a factory reset to clear up the Lollipop upgrade issues I had. I just got my phone all set up after that reset and I really would like to avoid having to go through that all again. It's very painful. If that is the next step, then I will have to wait until the end of this month when I will have the time to do the factory reset.