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USB Tethering Still Not Working???

Q: USB Tethering Still Not Working???

so, the same as usual when it comes to my luck: I'm trying to tether my internet connection from my note 5 to my PC via USB, and it doesn't work. here are a few details that I can give you of what occurs when I try to do this:

I plug in my phone via usb, and it recognizes it off the bat.
I go to my settings in android and enable usb tethering.
windows makes the sound that happens when you disconnect a device, then proceeds to slow down. WAY down.
I hover over the network icon in the system tray, and it just shows the line for loading or identifying.
clicking on the icon or trying to open the network and sharing center while I'm in usb tether mode results in nothing.
I did however manage to disable tethering, them open the network and sharing center, then enable my usb tethering. from there, it shows my device in the center, but says that it is disabled.
I right click and select ENABLE, it says "ENABLING", then "ENABLED", but does not actually enable my device.

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A: USB Tethering Still Not Working???

Check with your cell provider to see if terhering is allowed with your package.

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Trying to tether my Windows 10 1151 to my Android 5.1.1 device over Bluetooth. I swear it used to work before 10...

Tethering enabled on Android. Devices paired successfully.

On Windows - Clicking Taskbar - Bluetooth - Join a PAN - Click Device - Connect using... only shows direct connection... What happened to Bluetooth?

What's the trick?

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I have a tablet that runs windows 8 and I have Outlook 2013. Outlook works fine when I'm at home and connected to my Road Runner internet (cable) provider.

When I'm on the road, and I try to tether to my cell phone for internet service, it will not send or receive email via outlook. I can surf the net and my Yahoo email account works fine. I called Microsoft and they blamed it on the slow internet service???? I have 4G and not buying that one.
**I have a Driod X RAZER phone and use Verizon for my carrier. I use the "Mobile Hotspot" on my phone to connect my tablet to the internet when I'm on the road.
Any help or ideas. Thanks.

A:Outlook 2013 not working when tethering

Most (or all?) ISPs will not let you use their outgoing mail server unless you are connected via their network. If this is the case you will need to use a different SMTP (outgoing) server or use web mail access instead of an email client.

I understand that some (many?) are now also not allowing use of their (incoming) mail server unless you are connected via their network. If this is the case you will need to use web mail access instead of an email client.

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 My Android is samsung C7pro and thinkpad is T560. I find that the mobile hotspot and tethering (android) is NOT working on T560. I have already updated all the T560 drivers recommended by lenovo. I am sure the mobile hotspot is working fine on my old ideapad notebook. Does anybody know about it? do not the default/factory setting support? any ppl enounter it?

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I did a system restore on my win 7 laptop, after which it could only establish a partial connection with my android device. I've tried to play around with the connection settings to no avail :/. What am I going to do next?

A:USB/wifi tethering not working after system restore

If you are talking about System Restore Points you can un-do the restore.

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we are having trouble tethering our phone and PC. phone is Samsung nexus s, and PC is running windows 7. any help?


Not without a description of the problem.

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So I have a s phone and it's connected to my aunt wifi who is my neighbor and there's a tethering option on my phone so I use that tethering option to provide internet to my desktop computer. when I connect the phone and turn on the tethering option "Presto!" I have internet connection, BUT every few seconds, minutes or hours, I don't know what happens all I hear is the disconnection sound on my pc and no more internet which then I have to unplug the usb cable plug it in again and tick the tether option on my phone to have internet again. Is it a USB driver problem or something? I already downloaded SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.45.0. for what I think could be usb driver problems but still it disconnects from time to time.

A:USB Tethering

I also have tried the turning of the selective usb power suspending option.

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Okay..... I work on computers and I have been asked a couple times about tethering cell phones. The last one was about tethering Samsung Moment. I have been to all the other web sites and forums. I am still trying to get some update info.

1. Does this still work for this model. I heard that they (the company) might try to block it.

2. If it still does work, would it be easier to go bluetooth or USB.

3. I heard that the speed is really slow. Or is it.... with 3G and 4G coming out.

People are trying real hard to save money and tethering has been around for a couple years. First I have heard of it. Any up to date info can really help.......

A:Tethering... Some help

This provides a bit of extra info


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Windows7 laptop has been hacked and they have got in via administration and i use my android phone tethering for data, can they hack into my phone through the tether. Thanks

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I'm trying to tether my driod x with my laptop and/or desktop, but have forgotten my network key to allow my driod x to tether. Can anybody help me in finding a way to figure out how to reset my network key or what I could do in getting my systems to tether? Thanks.....Steve

A:driod x tethering

ibemrsteve said:

I'm trying to tether my driod x with my laptop and/or desktop, but have forgotten my network key to allow my driod x to tether. Can anybody help me in finding a way to figure out how to reset my network key or what I could do in getting my systems to tether? Thanks.....SteveClick to expand...

What device are you tethering from? Laptop or Phone?

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For quite a while now I have been tethering using the 3G connection on my Android phone and the App PDANet. It wasn't idea, but it was my best option. Often times I would connect my phone to the computer, and everything would work fine for a few minutes and then the speed would start to get slower and slower until I was basically dealing with dialup speeds. This has basically been the norm for quite some time, ever since I started using more data by playing World of Warcraft when tethering. Since the speed seemed to also be slow when just using my phone, whether it be the browser or watching videos, etc. then I just assumed that it was something that Verizon was doing; throttling my usage since I'm using so much data.

Well now all of a sudden, 4G is available at my house. I hoped this would solve my problems. In a way it did, but it has also just presented new ones. Now when I tether my phone to the computer, the speed is great, but again only for a short time, maybe 30 seconds, maybe 10 minutes, but eventually the internet seems to sort of "lock up". It's hard to explain. It clearly isn't a problem with the speed. It isn't slowing down. In fact if I'm running a program, like a Java program such as a fantasy football draft or a chat room or something then that will just continue to work fine for as long as I want it to, but if I try to open a new tab or start doing something else then I just get a "Waiting for <site name>&q... Read more

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The security team of a customer is in the midst of testing Windows 7 security features and came up with the following queries.

While conducting some tests on desktops using Windows 7, our internal audit department observed that it is possible to transfer data from a Windows 7 desktop to
an android device using Media Transfer Protocol even if the USB port is blocked through AD Group policies. Similarly it is also possible to perform this operation on windows XP desktops if media player v 10 is installed on them. They
also observed that if a phone is connected to a Windows 7 desktop, USB tethering allows the user to bypass the proxy and access internet unrestricted.

I wanted to check with you if these are known issues on OS 7 and whether there are any solutions available to prevent them through AD policies on Windows 7 OS?
Would appreciate any help in this regards.

A:Prevent MTP & USB tethering


Please check whether other UBS device could work after you applied the policy.

In addition, please try to enable it again and run ?gpupdate /force? in command prompt to ensure it has been applied.


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TechNet Community Support

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when i try to conect to my g1 phones internet ...my computer just shuts down or goes to that blue screen.....the other laptops in my house works just fine..it can connect ...or sometimes this computer goes to that blue screen

A:tethering problem

Sounds nasty, and weird given the fact that the other laptop can use tethering off it and this one can't. Take a shot of the bluescreen error (perhaps with a phone), and post the image here.

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I am trying to tether my htc aria to my dell vostro 1500.
AT&T had me download a sync program to my pc. Then, they said that they had to transfer me to htc for the rest. htc told me to download one of the tethering programs to my phone. I did that. I downloaded Android Tethering to my cell phone. Then, I was to download AndroidTethering adb.zip and save to my sdcard. The options were for x86 and amd64. I don't know what I have! So, I downloaded both versions to my sdcard. I hope that was okay.
Then, hooked up the phone to computer, found the androidtethering zip file, and unzipped and stored on my computer. According to AndroidTethering, I am to install the driver. I don't see how to do that. After installing the driver, I am to check a file to make sure the driver was installed.
Can someone tell me how to unzip a file, and then how to tell which file to run?

I have contacted AT&T again, htc again, and AndroidTethering, and no one seems to know how to help me!

Thank you, Maggie

A:HTC Aria tethering

I'll save you some time. I called all around and finally found out that AT&T had sold me a tethering plan for the aria and they do not support tethering for it. If you root your phone you can then use some tethering software but AT&T won't let you do it on a stock phone. I rooted mine, even got the cwd6 mod running on it, but never did as well as this which works without root or any mods. In fact, I stopped before writing this sentence and spent the $18.95 for a lifetime license. It's a usb tether but it has bluetooth tethering capability too as an alternative to the wire.

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Hey, i'm trying to set-up ICS off my netbook using the connection off my iPhone being tethered. I have created the ad-hoc network but when I click Share Internet I get the "Do not have privileges" message. I have turned all the way down (I think that meant off) my UAC rebooted and still no luck. I'm not sure what it means by needing two network connections? But this will happen even when Wi-Fi is avail and even when trying to share using Wi-Fi (which i'm not interested in just problem shooting). My iPhone connection is Local Area Connection 2 but since windows 7 it has no sharing tab.
I have read countless forums and seems everyone asks for the following information so I have posted it now just so maybe someone can read and understand this better.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Dustin>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Dustin-VAIO
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Apple Mobile Device Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 7C-C5-37-28-41-64
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . .... Read more

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My computer has bluetooth compatibility but not a bluetooth device or card. I had herd of tethering before but only for internet I want to know if there is a way to tether my notebook to my cell phone and use it as a bluetooth card replacement (example: Connect my phone to my computer via cord turn on the phones bluetooth abilitys and use them on the computer to connect to bluetooth devices such as Ipod, other phones, computer remote controls, other bluetooth computers ect.)

A:Tethering for bluetooth

No, but for about $10-15 bucks, you can get a BlueTooth dongle to put in your computer. It's a standard device so the drivers are already in Windows.


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How to connect my Dell Inspiron 2600 to wifi and tethering?

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I am trying to use FoxFi with my ASUS TF101(jelly bean) and my HTC Desire C. I cant seem to get the Tablet to see the phone in the network settings. Can anyone help me please or recommend another free tethering app that will allow me to pair my devices wifi?

A:Tethering Issue

The web site doesn't offer much info, but found the following on the Market. See if they help if you haven't tried already. My Samsung Fascinate (GB 2.3.5) is rooted and I have Barnacle installed. I've connected my Transformer Infinity and Dell laptop to it w/o issues.

Here are some tips to help your usage:
1. On some models if you run into WiFi problem after using the Hotspot, simply reboot your phone and rename the hotspot before activating to clear the issue.
2. For some Samsung phones if your computer is not able to get an IP address, try to turn on WiFi on the phone first and make sure it does not connect to any WiFi network, then turn on FoxFi.
3. FoxFi is tested on non-rooted phones. If your phone has a rooted ROM it may or may not work.
4. When WiFi hotspot is activated you may also see a hotspot notification of the built-in WiFi hotspot feature. Please ignore it. As long as you do not sign up for a tether plan you won't be charged.
5. If you enter or change the hotspot password, make sure you rename the hotspot also before activating.
6. Sometimes Windows need a "repair" on the WiFi menu to get a correct IP address.Click to expand...


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Does anyone know why I can't download from my android while doing reverse tethering?

A:Reverse tethering

Is the Android device Rooted?
Is the Android device in USB Debug Mode?
Did you setup your PC to with the Android Tool so this process can work?


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Hi all,
On windows 7 I used to use my iPhones hotspot to connect to the Internet. I recently purchased windows 8 and the install went fine. But now when I try to connect to the Internet through my phones hotspot it's not working. It's connected through USB by the way. Please help me set up the network connection. Thank you

A:iPhone 4S tethering

This happened to me as well. I went into settings on the right hand side of the start screen and selected devices, at the bottom of this page is an option regarding metering. Turn this on and try tethering again.

Let me know if this resolves the issue like it did for me.

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I just recently tethered my desktop internet through my laptop internet because my desktop doesn't have wifi. It was working for a while and now it's not and I can't seem to fix it. I have even tried connecting to a different wifi router. Any ideas?

A:Internet Tethering

Connect your desktop PC to the router with an ethernet cable instead of using the tethering method.

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Unfortunately, despite my best efforts to find a better alternative, where I live my only option for unlimited internet with any speed whatsoever is to tether my DROID DNA phone to my computer using the app PdaNet. I've been doing this for over a year now without any problems. I have an unlimited data plan through Verizon and although I only have 3G at my house, it is still far better than anything else I've found.

Recently I started playing the online game World of Warcraft. Obviously the speed isn't ideal, but it worked perfectly fine for about 3 weeks. One night the game started to get really slow and after a minute or two would freeze up entirely. When this happened, I would have an error message on my phone at the PdaNet screen that read "Communication with client has been broken." Despite restarting things, this continued to happen. I assumed that it was because the weather was bad outside, but the problem didn't go away the next day. When I noticed that my internet speed when browsing the web had slowed down as well I figured that although I supposedly have unlimited data, that Verizon must have slowed me down for crossing over a certain download barrier. I've heard that they do this.

So this went on for the next week until the first of the month when my data was reset through Verizon. Well I'm still having the same issue when trying to play the game. It will work alright for anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes, and then al... Read more

A:Tethering using my Android phone.

I'm still having slow internet speeds. I tried doing a factory reset on my phone but that hasn't helped. I also tried a few of the other, lesser known tethering apps and I'm not having any luck with those either.

I'm pretty much about of ideas at this point. Anyone out there who can give me a hand with this? Thanks.

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Here is what I would like to do, if you guys can tell me if it's possible and how that would help me out alot.

I have an embedded Gobi card, where currently I am getting my mobile broadband from Verizon. I am on the road all the time, and I mean ALL the time. I would like to be able to use other wireless capable devices in the car pulling from my laptop with Verizon. If my memory serves me correct I believe I need some type of special modem? I know alot of people that seem to do this from there crack berries, but I have no idea if my situation is different or how to do it.

I have full 110 power in my vehicle so that would not be a problem.

About a year ago I was taking my son to school and he had his Apple Touch with him. He said that he was picking up my signal but could not connect. That does not work at this time. I have no idea what or how he was able to do this but it was there?

Thanks for the help.

A:Tethering Info Needed Please

Well if you are getting mobile boardband from Verizon you might want to look at their USB dongle for that service I know they are about $100 bucks then some kind of mail in rebate deal.
If your looking to Tether a phone to your laptop you will need to see what your phone requires to in order to hook it up 60% of the time its a special cable or some type of bluetooth setting. The issue is a lot of companies charge extra to do so I know Verizon wants to charge me another 30 bucks a month to do this with my blackberry even tho I pay for unlimited broadband on my phone. Best bet go see your local Verzion store and see what the deal is in person before just doing so that way you wont get extra charges on your bill.

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So broke my router somehow to where the wifi doesn't work. So I'm reverse tethering my internet from my pc(which is connected by ethernet) to my phone. This part works my issue is when I hotspot my phone I can find my phones wifi but I can't pass the DNS step I need to know why or how to get around this :/

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Problem: Can't identify networks (both WIFI & cable) except tethering from my phone

A few months back i started experiencing a couple of network issues after installing the VPN client from Private Internet Access & a DNSLeak fix. I could only connect to networks if I used that software.

Now I can't even identify any WIFI network I try to connect to, and the one I have tried with cable.

What I have tried:
Restart PC
Update drivers
Reinstall Private Internet Access
Uninstall DNSLeak fix
CMD -> netsh int ip reset

Ipconfig /all

Windows IP-konfigurasjon

Vertsnavn . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
Prim?r DNS-suffiks . . . . . . . :
Nodetype . . . . . . . . . . . . : Node-til-node
IP-ruting aktivert . . . . . . . : Nei
WINS Proxy aktivert . . . . . . . : Nei

Ethernet-kort Lokal tilkobling 4:

Tilkoblingsspesifikt DNS-suffiks :
Beskrivelse . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
Fysisk adresse . . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-38-0F-83-5C
DHCP aktivert . . . . . . . . . . : Ja
Automatisk konfigurasjon aktivert : Ja
Koblingslokal IPv6-adresse. . . . : fe80::f142:1753:2430:4c36%46(Foretrukket)
IPv4-adresse. . . . . . . . . . . :
Nettverksmaske . . . . . . . . . .:
Leieavtale inng?tt. . . . . . . . : 11. august 2013 11:38:51
Leieavtale utl?per. . . . . . . . : 11. august 2014 11:38:50
Standard gateway . . . . . . . . .:
DHCP-server . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:All networks unidentified, except tethering

Your first ethernet adapter does not have a default gateway but it received an IP address via DHCP. Is the DHCP server ( a router?

Your second ethernet adapter has a fine address stack however it has invalid DNS servers so you won't be able to browse the internet with that interface.

Your wireless adapter isn't receiving a response from a DHCP server and has an auto configuration IP address. I am assuming that this is because your DHCP server is on the subnet.

Your virtual box machine also isn't receiving a valid response from the DHCP server however this should be the least of your worries and upon correction of the above this should also resolve itself.

Can I ask, are you able to show us a network map at all so we can see what devices are connected to which and where your current machine is in relation to other devices? It appears as though you are trying to use your machine as a router, can you confirm this?

Many Thanks,

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I have a problem where whenever I connect to the internet using usb tethering with my phone(Asus Zenfone 5 LTE) my laptop will crash after a certain amount of time. Using other connection didn't cause the crash. This has been going on for almost week now and I really need to solved this problem immediately.

Here's the spec for my laptop:


AMD A10-5750M


500GB Hard Drive

Windows 8.1 64-bit

I have also attached the SF Diagnostic Tool zip file.

Hopefully this problem can rectified as soon as possible.

A:BSOD dpc_watchdog_violation while usb tethering

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

You have a D-Link Wireless G DWA-110 USB Adapter and an ASUS Android USB Ethernet/RNDIS device

I do not recommend using wireless USB network devices. Especially in Win8/8.1 systems.
These wireless USB devices have many issues with Win7 and later - using Vista drivers with them is almost sure to cause a BSOD.
Should you want to keep using these devices, be sure to have Win8/8.1 drivers - DO NOT use Vista drivers!!!
An installable wireless PCI/PCIe card that's plugged into your motherboard is much more robust, reliable, and powerful.

Nearly all of the memory dumps in the WER section of MSINFO32 are involving USB devices (usb8023x.sys)
The same goes for the memory dump analysis' that I ran.
Please ensure that you have ALL available Windows Updates - as these drivers (the one's that are blamed) are Windows drivers. Windows drivers aren't often at fault, but it's best to have all updates in order to be sure.

Please remove the Western Digital software from your system. The wdcsam64.sys driver dates from 2008 and is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems
Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may ... Read more

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BSOD issue on tethering with phone and blackberry software

event log as follows

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: FFFFF80003677260
BCP3: FFFFF88003169988
BCP4: FFFFF880031691E0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

kernel power 41 (63 )

A:BSOD crash on tethering with bb ( help )

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I have an HP dx6500, 2 years old, Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

I access internet through tethering my phone and have had no problems in the past. Recently Symantec & Norton have been blocking the ISP that my phone provider uses to connect the internet from the phone to the computer.

Now - I can connect to the internet through my dial up/tethering BUT it is super slow, there is no other way to describe it. When I access the network & sharing center it says I am connected, excellent strength & when I click 'view status' I am receiving around 32,450,000 bytes vs. sending 215,000 bytes. I'm not sure if this is the problem but it looks like it is.

I have Norton Security Suite and I already modified the firewall to allow the ISP from my phone provider for unhindered access to the internet.

When there is wi fi available I am able to get on the internet and it is FAST. so something is wrong with the dial up and I don't know what it is but I need help to fix it!!!

Any suggestions would be really helpful, I don't know a whole lot about computers/network connections. Thanks so much!

A:Slow dial up tethering - help

Here are the reasons that dial up can be slow.
What Causes Dial Up To Be Slow?

Maybe some apply to you.
In most cases not much that you can do, that is why people are spending so much for DSL and Cable.

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I have usb tethered my andriod phone to my windows 7 lap top in order to use the phone internet on my lap top. I am unable to connect to internet. I am sending and receiving packets. I turned off fire wall. My network connection area reads Remote NDIS based internet.

A:tethering usb samsung galaxys4

Quote: Originally Posted by ginia

I have usb tethered my andriod phone to my windows 7 lap top in order to use the phone internet on my lap top. I am unable to connect to internet. I am sending and receiving packets. I turned off fire wall. My network connection area reads Remote NDIS based internet.

What software (if any) have you installed on your Android phone?

I have installed PDANet+, which has a component that runs on the PC as well as a component that runs on the phone, to support the USB Tether mechanism.

I also have installed the FoxFI addition (it's part of the bundle), but have never been able to get Bluetooth connectivity to work, although USB tethering works fine (in experiments anyway, as I never truly use this because of my 2GB data plan from Verizon and also because I'm always running my laptop as wired/WiFi in an inside location and never need my phone for out-in-the-world portable use).

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Hi all,
I am Using Windows 8.1 (Update 1). Whenever I connect My android Mobile to USB and activate USB tethering, the Whole taskbar becomes slow and lagging. Though I can click them, it takes 5-10 Seconds to Switch to other programs.However alt+tab switches to other program with ease. Pressing Start also is lagging. I Cant Click taskbar notification icons also. All these lagging stop as soon as I turn off my USB tethering. I Cant use wifi hotspot also as its connection drops every 10 Minutes or so. I am sure the problem is cause by Windows OS only, because I restored my windows 8 Backup and USB tethering works without any problem.

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So, just recently got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S3). I'm going through all the basics, which eventually leads to plugging it in and sending things back and fourth from my computer.

I plug it in and it asks me if I want to install some or other Verizon software so that my phone could interact with my computer more easily. I accept it and half way during the installation my computer just completely blue-screens. I try once more to install the software after a restart, to no prevail; another crash.

At that point I did a bit of research and (although nobody else had my problem) the software wasn't 100% necessary to connecting the phone to the computer. I follow the directions: Went to settings, found tethering "Share your device's data via USB." Its supposed to make the phone basically just a USB stick and you can access the data that way. I plug my phone in once again, click the tether button, and blue screen. Tried once more: this is when the picture was taken.

Anybody have any ideas on whats causing my computer to act this way?

A:Galaxy S3 Tethering crashed PC

Your stop error: BSOD Index | STOP 0x00000035: NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS Points to a device driver then memory.

Can you check to see if any of the verizon software was installed on your machine? It might be causing this.

Tried a restore point to before your first attempt then checking if 7 can see it okay?

Tried running a sfc /scannow, then checking?

Tried "Last Known Good Configuration", then checking if phone works?
According to my wife's galaxy nexus manual (verizon), If you're using 7 you don't need verizon's software.

Here are two passages:

Connect to a Windows computer via USB
You can use a USB cable to connect your phone to a Windows computer and transfer music, pictures, and other files in both directions. This connection uses the MTP protocol, which is supported by most recent versions of Windows.
If you are using USB tethering, you must turn that off before you can use USB to transfer files between your tablet and computer.
When you connect your phone to the USB port on your computer, its USB storage is mounted as a drive and appears on your computer screen. You can now copy files back and forth as you would using any other external device.
When you're finished, simply disconnect the phone by unplugging the USB cable.
Related settings
Settings > Wireless & networks > More > Tethering & portable hotspot
Settings > Device > Storage > Menu > USB computer connection

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Hi guys, I have an unusual problem. I have a Toshiba A305D running windows 7 enterprise, and I tethered my phone last night and was able to connect to the net via my phone. However now I am unable to connect to either of my previous 2 networks. For some reason I can now only connect to my phone tethering. The networks show up as usual but when I try to connect it says unable to connect. When I try and diagnose the problem it does not show a problem, or cant find a solution.

Strange thing is my wife has a Compaq Presario with the same os and it does the same on hers now also. Neither computers are able to connect to connect to either of our old networks, only to the phone via tethering.

I have searched high and low for solutions but cant find any. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks in advance..

A:Cant connect to networks after tethering !!!

Resetting your router comes to mind...and use DHCP because it makes it easier to connect.

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Hi there, sorry but its another question about 'limited' connectivity!!

Just signed up to mobile contract and was given a Sony Xperia T especially good for tethering, I was told (!).
Followed the setup on the phone - all good. Except my laptop running windows 8, shows limited connectivity - strong signal though.

I have scanned forums to try and find an answer and have none so far.
I get wifi connection from the flat share that Im in, works pretty well, never limited connection.

I am ok with computers, but pretty basic to be honest i,e i may need high end explanations! -

Would appreciate any help as the reason i signed this 2 yr contract was for the tethering abilities as I may soon be living in a van!

A:TETHERING! from Xperia T to laptop

Oh my word, ive worked it out through research - checking the box that enable FIPS...worked!! and my connection is faster than my wifi connection that my flat mate has?!

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Long story short, I recently started working from home, due to some health problems. My problem is that I live about 20 miles out of town in the middle of nowhere, we have to pipe in the sunlight. After 15 years of living here we finally got a landline type internet connection instead of either satellite (which scores no better than dial-up at twice the price of fiber optic), or tethering our cell phones. Requirements for accessing the company website/software is being hard lined to the modem, 5.5Mbps Download, and 1.0Mbps upload, my connection is averaging 5.0-6.0 Mbps download, and 0.4-0.8 upload. Our tech support suggested "bridging" (for lack of a better word) basically leaving both, the wireless and wired connections on coming off my one router. After thinking about it, I just don't see getting any more speed that way, but if I was to add a cellular tether on top of the regular ISP speed, it just might push me up close enough that I can work without being kicked off the system because my speed just isn't fast enough.

For about a year and a half, before getting AT&T U-verse, we turned off the satellite internet and just tethered the cell phones, which was faster, more stable, and even cheaper than satellite, so tethering isn't a big deal. My question comes down to, what can I do, to hard line to the modem/router which is required, and run the wireless to the modem/router, plus usb tethering my phone? Or am I looking for something that doesn't exist, and ju... Read more

A:Looking for a virtual adapter for usb tethering

Don't they offer a 3G modem for their service ? That's usually faster and more efficient than tethering a phone.

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I just set up tethering on my iPhone (firmware 3.1), and it works great with my laptop, which is what I set it up with. I connect with a USB cable, and my laptop is running WinXP SP3.

The problem occurs when I plug into my Desktop PC, also running WinXP SP3. Also using USB. It recognizes the iPhone as a camera, which my laptop also did, but, unlike my laptop, under Network Connections, there is no Local Area Connection icon that represents the iPhone, and of course the iPhone does not have the blue band at the top of the screen that says "Internet Tethering", and it is not functioning as a modem.

How do I get my PC to recognize the iPhone as a modem?

A:How to make PC recognize iPhone for tethering

Have you tried the New Hardware Wizard?

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Hello all and first of all as always, thank you for taking the time to be here and help us all out.

I recently had to move back to another state and could only take my five year old Dell Dimension E310, which is of course Running XP Media Center Edition.

Before putting the system into mothballs I returned her to her factory state, besides installing a free antivirus and firewall, just in case it ever had to be used in hurry as well as running Decrapifier etc...

As I am right now very poor, the only way for me to use the desktop online is to tether it to a T-Mobile My Touch via it's USB Tethering option.

I grabbed a configuration file from this website here:
Android Devices: Tethering and Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots - Google Mobile Help

It works (It is how I am making this post now), but at times I get a Windows error message:
"USB Device Not Recognized
One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem, click this message."

Usually after I play around with restarting and turning the tether on/off, it works. But I need to use this to fill out job apps and the like and I can't afford a site to time out on me while I play this game...any ideas?

A:USB Tethering Issue on XP Machine: Malfunction?

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager, any devices with yellow flags need to have drivers installed. Even if you don't have any yellow flags, Update the Chipset Driver (for USB support)for your computer at the Dell Site

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Forgive me, this is long. 

We're testing out and Dell Rugged laptop (Latitude E5404)and I'm working on getting it ready to go for the user. They use 6620L MiFis out on the road usually tethered. 

This *&^)(# thing will NOT install properly. I contacted Dell and Verizon to get things sorted out, which didn't happen. 

The situation: I plug the MiFi in via usb. The driver begins installing. Initially, it says "MiFi 6620L" then converts to "Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device" driver. Things appear to be going well until the yellow exclamation
point pops up and Windows alerts you that the driver installation failed. When reviewing the driver in Device Manager, the driver details indicate "The driver could not start. Error code 10."

I have: 
~ Uninstalled/reinstalled the driver
~ Uninstalled/reinstalled the USB drivers 
~ Removed any potentially conflicting software
~ Tested the device on a known working computer (Panasonic CF-30/31 with Win7 x32 - MiFi works fine on the old laptops)
~ Tested a known working device on the Dell (Win7 x64 - same problem - can't tether.)
~ Attempted selecting a different but similar driver via Windows
~ Searched automatically for driver updates
~ Checked for updates to the MiFi - it's up-to-date
~ Scoured the internet using a variety of search terms and nothing definitive
~ Ran CCleaner to detect any possible registry snags that may have negatively influenced the... Read more

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OK. I have a desktop PC, a few laptops, an Xbox 360 with a wireless adapter, and a new Asus Eee Pad. I also have Comcast Cable internet, with an Apple Airport Extreme N Router. My desktop is a Windows Vista machine.

My Comcast service has been a bit sketchy lately, and they've been working on it, but I really need internet all the time because of work and recreation. I have a Moto Droid and a Droid 2, both of which have Easy Tether installed.

I want to be able to tether one of the Droid's to the desktop, and share that connection across the network to the other devices through my router. I've tried for a couple hours to get Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to work with this setup, with no success.

Can someone walk me through, step by step, how to make this work. Please leave no details out. I need to know what settings need to be configured on both LAN adapters and the Router.

I have a good bit of Tech knowledge, but this one seems to be slipping past me.

A:ICS, Router, Tethering, Vista... I'm so confused

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I just set up tethering on my iPhone (firmware 3.1), and it works great with my laptop, which is what I set it up with. I connect with a USB cable, and my laptop is running WinXP SP3.

The problem occurs when I plug into my Desktop PC, also running WinXP SP3. Also using USB. It recognizes the iPhone as a camera, which my laptop also did, but, unlike my laptop, under Network Connections, there is no Local Area Connection icon that represents the iPhone, and of course the iPhone does not have the blue band at the top of the screen that says "Internet Tethering".

How do I get my PC to recognize the iPhone as a modem?

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Right now I am using my phone for internet tethiring and I would like to set up a wifi network on my pc so I can connect my xbox 360 to it so I don't have to go a week without Xbox LIVE while my line gets reconnected. Running Vista. Please help

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I can connect my iphone via usb and get an internet connection.
What i want to do is share this connection with my brother.
He has an ipod touch and can connect to my phone and tether.
I want to use his ipod touch as a mini dongle that connects to my ipod, so we both can use the internet...online gaming etc.
Is this possible?
Can i have a step by step guide.
I have connectify (doesnt seem to work)
Theres no option in networking centre to create an ad-hoc connection either....

A:Iphone Shared Tethering Problem


A guide is below:
How To Set Up iPhone Tethering | iPhone.AppStorm

I dont think it will be very good for games though as the connection speed will be very slow.

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I haven't ever created a thread before, so sorry if I'm in the wrong part of the forums, but here goes.

I currently use PdaNet to tether my iPod to my PC using USB mode. This allows me to have internet on my PC without a real adapter. But recently, I bought Windows 8, and PdaNet didn't work with it. You can't do anything on a PC without interwebz. Any programs I can install on my iPod AND Windows 8 that will allow me to continue tethering? P.S. I'd get an adapter if I could. I'm smarter than the average bear.cx

A:Windows 8 to iPod/iPhone USB tethering?

PDAnet hasn't updated their software yet, you can try the Wi-Fi functionality perfectly though. If you are anxious to use usb tethering, look for Tetherme in the Cydia store.

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Ok... so here it is. I am new here, and I want to set up my windows 7 laptop so I can vpn into my XP pro shares. I have the VPN server started on my XP machine, I have the router configured to allow pptp to pass through, and the vpn client set up on the laptop, it is connected to the internet via iphone tethering, and that connection works. The home network address is 192.168.0.X. I am not sure what ip to enter into the client when it asks, do I enter the Ip of the XP machine? or the routers address? I would imagine its the routers address, its the only one that is unique. Sorry if this info is all jumbled around..... the router is also set up to port forward, port 1723. When it asks for an ip in this section, I entered the Ip of the XP machine, and it also asks for a computer name, here I also used the xp's name. Any ideas? I am stumped, every attempt has failed. Thanks so much.

A:Iphone tethering, vpn, xp, windows 7, router, help!

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Having real trouble with tethering wifi. I have new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Android 4.4) which I am trying to tether to a new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Since I have tried lots of stuff without success, I've replicated my testing across two computers (the other a Lenovo X240) and also tried both with my work phone, which is an iPhone 6+, for comparison and to hopefully help someone smart come up with a diagnosis.
Having tried 2 x laptops (Yoga, X240 both running Windows 8.1 64-bit) with 2 x phones, in each case trying both wifi tether and USB tether, I can report the following:
X240, iPhone, wifi - OK
X240, iPhone, USB - OK
X240, Note 4, wifi - "Can't connect to this network"
X240, Note 4, USB - OK
YOGA, iPhone, wifi - "Can't connect to this network"
YOGA, iPhone, USB - (no response at all - no error, no message, no connection)
YOGA, Note 4, wifi - "Can't connect to this network"
YOGA, Note 4, USB - OK
As a sidebar, I also tried Bluetooth connection on the Yoga - literally nothing. I was able to pair the devices, the Android phone reported "you are sharing the internet over Bluetooth" (but I think that's only because it was paired and the share mode was turned on) - but not a peep, not a failure message or an error, and certainly no internet connection!
I suppose the 'good news', since my main goal here is to get online on the Yoga laptop using my Note 4 for internet access, is that it works with the USB connection - so worst case... Read more

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Dear Experts

My Windows 7 laptop connected to internet via my mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 by tethering portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

I am a technician field and I need to connect my laptop via USB port to an Ericsson MiniLink (telecom NE) node to do configuration.


Whenever I connect the USB cable from the laptop to Ericsson my internet gets dropped, while this didn?t happen to my coworker who is using the same laptop brand as mine.

By the way the Ericsson software that I installed on my laptop create the attached socket called : "Ericsson USBLAN adapter" on my computer's network and that would be used for the USB communication


Any advice what should I do to avoid this problem


A:Laptop’s internet via tethering gets dropped

If you do ipconfig /all when connected to the Internet then do it again when you connect the usb what changes

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I successfully tethered my blackberry so my laptop can now use the data on my phone, but only when it's connected via usb cable. I tried setting it up with bluetooth but it doesn't work. I paired both devices but I keep on getting "Error 692: There was a hardware failure in the modem"

My phone is the blackberry 8330 curve. My laptop is running windows vista and I purchased a IOGear Bluetooth dongle so it can connect over the air.

Your help is much appreciated!

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