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tethering to windows 8
Friday 24th of August 2012
Has anyone try to tether to windows 8 yet? If so was there any problems. I am running ICS on a Maxx. Thanks for any input
Samsung Drivers - Windows 8 - Problems
Wednesday 20th of March 2013
I've installed the drivers for the Nexus S 4g which I downloaded from Samsung's site (Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v188.8.131.52). Still, when I tether my phone to my Windows 8 laptop, I get "USB device not recognized". (When I plug into a Windows 7 laptop, no problem). I've googled and googled and read everything I can find but no resolution. In Control Panel / Device Manager, the device shows up as "Unknown Device". I know there are other ways to get content on the phone to the laptop and vice versus, but I would like to use a tethering app (that I can use on Windows 7 laptop) but I can't because the device is not reconigzed, even with what Samsung says is the correct drivers. Any ideas at all? I've exhausted everything I know to try or have read on forums.
Windows 8 Tether?
Sunday 14th of July 2013
Hello all,I searched through the threads on this topic already a bit, but didn't find much that was useful/applied to me.I have a Droid Razr M running 4.1.2, which I just successfully rooted today. I installed the Wifi Tether TrevE Mod app today to try and tether my new Windows 8 tablet (Asus VivoTab Smart), and have so far not had any success. The wifi network is broadcasting from my phone, and my tablet picks it up, but only connects to the "limited" connectivity level, or depending on the settings in-app, won't connect at all. I've seen a few places that I might have to enable ad-hoc networking, which I haven't tried yet.Does anyone have tips for the configuration settings I need for the app or for Win8 to make wifi tethering work?
USB tethering to Win8 slows down PC
Friday 20th of September 2013
Not sure if this is an Android issue but here goes:I have a SGS3 with the latest custom SlimROM installed and 3 PC's running Windows 8.1.When I USB tether the internet from phone to PC, the PC (tested on all 3) slows down to a frustrating crawl. Internet works fine when IE eventually opens. Task manager/performance monitor updates only about every 5 to 10 seconds even with update speed set to high.Anyone else experience this?
Wifi or usb tether not working. "limited connection" windows 8
Sunday 22nd of September 2013
Hi, I am trying to tether my zte t760 (telstra touch 2) to my windows 8 laptop. The phone is not rooted but is unlocked using a code and is now on optus. I tether using my other phone fine, with no problems. Also when I tether with the zte and connect to the network using my other phone it is unable to connect to the internet so I assume the problem lies with the zte. I have tried tethering using the android stock method both wifi and usb. Both my laptop finds and connects to but has "limited" access and is unable to connect to the internet. This is also true when I try to use Foxfi. I have tried the obvious, turning everything off and on again, turning data off and on again, making sure the internet works on my phone etc.Look forward to hearing any suggestions, Thanks, Paul
wifi tethering to Windows 8 issue
Tuesday 07th of January 2014
I have a Motorola Atrix HD with AT&T and just got a new Gateway laptop with Windows 8 and cant tether it to my phone. I get a connection but cant access the internet, it doesn't even say limited access most of the time. kind of flips back and forth between limited and connected. It worked fine on old computer with Windows Vista and it works if I tether with a usb but not over wifi. I have disabled firewall, disabled Avast internet security and tried numerous other things. I have no issues with any other wifi connections and other devices can connect to my phones wifi but not this one with windows 8. I cant figure this one out people.
Bluetooth Tethering FoxFi from Moto X on 4.4.2
Sunday 16th of March 2014
I have a Verizon Moto X on 4.4.2 that I am trying to Bluetooth tether to a Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi only via FoxFi as I do not have tethering as part of my plan. When my Moto X was on 4.2.2 I could WiFi tether so I never tried Bluetooth tethering. I know that USB tethering does work because I am able to do this with my Windows 8 Laptop however, when I try to Bluetooth tether to my Nexus 7 following the provided instructions from the app and load a webpage it says it is not connected to the internet but the PDANet Tablet app says the connection was successful. Also the tablet is running 4.4.2 also. What could be wrong and how would I fix it? Thanks in advance for your help.
USB tethering works fine, but not bluetooth tethering
Saturday 05th of April 2014
I have a nexus 4 and am connecting it to a dell venue pro 11 (windows 8.1). USB tethering works fine, but I can't tether via bluetooth. I pair the devices, and windows says I'm paired - I can transfer files, so I assume they are paired correctly. I then enable bluetooth tethering on my nexus 4, but nothing happens on windows - and I never get network access. According to google, I should be able to go to devices & printers, choose the nexus 4 & choose connect using access point, but the only option I have is connect using direct connection. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
Wifi Tethering: Just a word of caution
Tuesday 05th of August 2014
watch your temps when tetheringa couple days ago i was wifi tethering my laptop upgrading to windows 8.1 and I left to go to the store while my laptop did its thing. When i got back home i noticed my phone was real hot. I check the temps and my battery was about 55c and cpu was 63c. I didnt think much about it and just put my phone on top of an ice pack while i finished upgrading. come to find out those are pretty hot temps. the guide says not to charge phone while higher than 114f. now i make sure i monitor my phone when tethering especially for extended sessions.i dont think anything was damaged. and i remember a few months back I was at the pool for a few hours here in florida where the sun can reallly heat up a phone if its just left sitting. i was bluetoothing an itunes stream and my phone heated up so hot that it actually shut down itself. im sure this was alot hotter thann the temps i got when i was tethering, but back then i didnt know how to check the temps.anyways i didnt notice any adverse effects back then so i think i should be fine now. nice to know the phone will shutd
Sunday 02nd of November 2014
Hi guys, so recently I upgraded to windows 8.1 and after that I began to have usb tethering problems. I have a galaxy note 2 and I have no problem connecting but after a few minutes the connection closes. I have also noticed that when I'm using my phone the connection begins again but when the screen times out so does the connection. Any help will be appreciated.