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  1. conejosriverts's Avatar
    I tried FIPS setting, wont allow me to do it. Gives me an error message saying my device does not support this. Re-installed device drivers for Motorola, this didn't help either.
    01-07-2014 11:34 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    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!!!!!
    Hi and welcome to WPCentral. This thread has to do with tethering on Windows Phones.

    We do have a sister site Android Central, that has a lot of helpful folks who use Androids. You'd probably get better help if you post your question on Android Central Forums, since that's where all the experienced Android users like to hang out. Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    01-07-2014 11:48 AM
  3. conejosriverts's Avatar
    and is there a discussion about tethering to computers using windows 8? if there is I haven't found it. thanks
    01-07-2014 12:05 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    and is there a discussion about tethering to computers using windows 8? if there is I haven't found it. thanks
    This forum should be the best one, since it is for your particular device. AT&T ATRIX HD - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    01-07-2014 12:13 PM
  5. DaveB1000's Avatar
    I actually just created an account just to post that Ive found the solution to this problem. This might be the first time a windows diag ever did anything useful.

    After making sure the drivers are insalled Go into "Control Panel", then "Network and sharing center". The phone will not show as a phone, it will show as a ethernet connection. Click the name of the network, it will show in blue letters. When the new window opens, click "Diagnose". Win 8 will detect that the DHCP settings are invalid, and will give you the option of configuring them automatically. Choose to configure automatically.

    Once the connection is configured, the phone will immediately become available a a hotspot If you have turned the hotspot on.

    Good luck, and thank you to everyone else who also attempted to help. Keep up the good work.
    Last edited by DaveB1000; 04-28-2014 at 08:23 AM.
    04-27-2014 10:54 PM
  6. DaveB1000's Avatar
    Wrong forum XD
    Last edited by DaveB1000; 04-28-2014 at 08:20 AM.
    04-27-2014 10:56 PM
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