- 12-12-2012, 09:20 AM #29
BUT....I'm so happy to report checking the FIPS box worked! I just didn't think to try it because it didn't seem like it would affect the network functionality. When you check it though, it won't immediately start routing traffic. You have to disconnect from the phone and connect again. But when you do, Internet access! Thanks to everyone in this thread for talking through this. As my business partner and I always say "It's always a *****!ng check box!"
- 12-12-2012, 11:34 AM #31
FIX for Surface RT:
I have the HTC 8x and Verizon. I often have problem connecting and was unable to use the FIPS option above. Instead I found that if I set static DNS servers to 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 (google's DNS servers), then I have no problems using the internet sharing. Otherwise, I have a connection but nothing resolves.
So, I think the problem is in the gateway not using the DNS server properly. If you have previously been successful with FIPS would you mind unchecking it and trying this instead?
To set your DNS, you will need to open the connection properties and open "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and at the bottom check "Use the following DNS server addresses". You can use any address but I used Google's 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
01-04-2013, 06:03 AM #32
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I have a Dell Latitude E6330 and using Widnows 7 and tethering with Windows 8 (Nokia Lumia 920) when I get a blue screen everytime I connect to the phone via WiFi. I have also changed all the settings with no success, but the last change I made seems to have fixed the problem. Go to your wireless network property (open your Network Sharing Centre then Manage Your Wireless Networks). Right click on the specific network connection that is giving you the trouble and click on Properties and go to Security tab and then click on Advanced Settings. Then tick Enable Federal Information.... and click ok and save the setting. Reboot and it should work - it did for me and right now I am connected through it.
01-04-2013, 10:52 AM #33
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That's really strange. I have an 8X on T-Mobile US, and a Surface RT, it all works great. I can tether my Surface RT to my 8X, as well as tether my old Dell Inspiron 700m to my phone. I actually had my entire apartment running of my 8X WiFi Internet Sharing the other night while the cable modem was out.
I'm gonna suggest you guys manually set your DNS servers, as one of the previous posters suggested. You can use Google's DNS server if you like but I would recommend OpenDNS. Just Bing it. Mind you, I didn't have to do this on the good ole' pink T network, but on Verizon or others... who knows.
01-23-2013, 06:27 AM #34
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This worked also for me! Thanks Aaron!
My PC is HP TouchSmart tm2 and it was upgraded from Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit to Win 8 Pro 64-bit. Wifi driver was updated to Microsoft Win 8 version and tethering with my Lumia 920 was lost. Rolling back wifi driver to HP Win 7 64-bit version fixed my problem.
- 01-23-2013, 11:46 AM #35
On 2 PCs I had to follow the instructions to enable FIPS in the wireless properties. One was BSOD and the other just didn't transfer, but that checkbox made both work.
Thanks to whoever worked that workaround out!
03-26-2013, 09:45 PM #38
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I had a very similar issue. I'm not sure what you mean by not being able to get traffic to route through but my issue was it would connect to my Lumia 920 ok but I would have no internet access. I installed Windows 8 Pro on my Dell Vostro 3500. Windows 8 automatically installed all the drivers and the wifi connection worked fine on my home wifi. When I shared my internet connection on my Lumia though it would have this issue.
I had shared my Lumia internet connection on my Surface so knew there was an issue with the laptop. I downloaded the Windows 7 wireless driver from the Dell site (I subsequently found out that Dell did not support windows 8 on my Vostro 3500 so had to use the Windows 7 driver) and bam it works! nice to have a relatively easy win :) for anyone else who tries this you'll need to right click the wifi setup file and select compatibility mode and set it to windows 7.
04-01-2013, 04:01 PM #39
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For those who still have this issue, I think I found the solution. Well, it works for me so far...
Possible solution for Lumia 920 not being able to share internet with Windows 8 PCs!
Just trying to help...
- 05-31-2013, 04:05 AM #41
Man oh Mannnnnnnn. I was losing it until i read all your helpful comments guys. I'm using HTC8s + Lenovo Ideapad. I know, hardcore right. lol. Anyway please be advised that for the solution in my case, its was the FIPS option.
Hope somewhere, someone reads this page sooner than the week of what the FK it took me.
06-28-2013, 06:46 PM #42
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So, when I realized that I had this same problem with my Win8 laptop not wanting to tether to my 920, I made the mistake of looking for the answer in a windows forum. After having no luck, it finally hit me to search WPCentral forums and sure enough, I had the solution in under five minutes!
The tip to enable FIPS solved it for me!
- 07-03-2013, 04:45 PM #45
After setting FIPS my computers work again with my phone on tethering modus. But after disconnecting and connecting back after a while, the connection seems to be faulty (connection limited ergo: no internet). Uninstalling the device and reinstalling the device on my computer lets me add the connection back again and i can get it running but without that i just cant seem to get it to work in Windows 8.1 Preview.
Anybody else got an idea?
- 07-25-2013, 10:14 AM #47
I am having the same problem. Initially I used to tether using a Windows Phone 7.8 and a Windows 7 PC and it worked perfect. Now that I use a Windows 8 PC and a Windows 8 phone, I cannot use my phone as a wifi hotspot for my PC. The PC can detect and connect but always shows limited access icon. Says "no internet access".
- 01-07-2014, 11:09 AM #50
ok, I have same issue. However, I am using a Motorola Atrix HD android on a gateway laptop running windows 8. I can tether with the usb with no issues at all. When I tether with wifi it shows connected but will not access internet. I have tried disabling firewall, shutting down Avast program, everything I can think of with no fix. Crazy thing is, every once in a while I'll give it a go and it works no problem. Very frustrating!!!!!
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