Limited Connectivity on Wifi after Mobile Hotspot


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Aug 7, 2017
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Hi guys, Justin here.

A few days, ago, I was wondering if I could make my laptop a mobile hotspot, so I did a Google search and follow the instructions here:

How to turn your Windows 7 or 8.1 laptop into a wireless hotspot | TechRadar

In short, I went into cmd, and did the following:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyNet key=MyPassword

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Now, after I did this and selected my Wifi adapter as the router, the icon disappeared, which I thought was odd. After doing that, I tried connecting to my laptop but it didn't work, so I reverted it with instructions from the same website:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

After disabling it, I tried connecting to my home's Wifi and it showed Limited Connectivity. I thought it was a problem on my Router's end, so I restarted my router to no avail. The following day, I brought my laptop to uni and tried connecting to its Wifi, and it showed Limited Connectivity as well, and it had been working for the past 6 years I've had my laptop with no issues. Both times, my phone could connect absolutely fine. I'm quite convinced that attempting to change my wireless adapter into a router was the cause of this. I urgently need access to wifi for class, and I'm at my wit's end. Any sort of help would be greatly appreciated.

Warm regards,

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