Windows 10: Can't Create A Hotspot That Works

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       17 Feb 2016 #21

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    I just see a hijack.
    If people want me to start a new thread I certainly will. I only posted here because it was the identical error I recieved. Tompkins has not replied to the thread since yesterday when he said "Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, the Access Network still says "No Network Connection.""

    See new thread then, thank you all and apologies.
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  2.    18 Feb 2016 #22

    gand5000 said: View Post
    Cheers jimbo, thank you very much for your time and helpful reply.

    I have a problem however: having never used RDP before it seems I am doing something incorrectly. I have no doubt this is where my long layoff from the inner power workings of Windows is hurting me. I have no idea which side to approach this from--So, I have my LAB desktop in Win 7 pro set to allow remote assistance, and "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop". However it only lets me search for locations from within that computer--nowhere else. That doesn't seem right?

    My laptop is set to allow remote connections. However in the online guides I've looked at for Win 10 all reference Win 10 Pro, not home, and even though I have the box checked there is no option underneath "allow remote assistance" to pick Remote Desktop options (no connections, any version of remote desktop, Network Level). Clicking Advanced options just lets me pick duration of connection, that's it.

    Don't tell me I can only do this from Win10 pro? Can I do this in reverse from my LAB desktop? All I see--granted I'm not savvy with this yet--is 3rd party freeware options to do this. I don't want extra programs on my laptop if at all possible.

    I should mention the LAB computer is connected to NOTHING except the instruments. No ethernet cables at all (it does have 2 hardline network adapters). I have a USB wireless adapter installed right now in hopes to get this thing working however.

    Hi there

    1) Win 10 HOME will allow you RDP as a CLIENT so you shouldn't have any problem using it to CONNECT to a remote computer which in your case is running W7 PRO so that computer can run RDP as a server (I.e your Win 10 laptop computer can connect to it).

    2) on the Lab computer when the wifi dongle is in the machine you will need it to connect to an accessible network this could either be your LAB / UNI network or to a hotspot you create on your own machine -- my view is that if you can LOGON to the network --you don't need any Internet access etc then see what the IP address is and get into command mode on your LAB (W7) machine and type PING x.x.x.x where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the Lab machine. (You get that from the LAB machine by typing IPCONFIG).

    Then if PING returns anything you should be able to simply RDP to the LAB machine.

    If that fails post back and we will try it via the "Hotspot" method.

    On W10 to get to the RDP application simply bring up the start menu (the Windows icon) and type RDP.

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    Then start the RDP application - enter the IP address of the computer you want to use and enable local resources

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    Note choose the HDD's on your LOCAL computer (laptop) that you want to use in the remote session --then you can cut and paste files etc from your REMOTE (LAB) computer to your Laptop (or the other way around too).

    Of course another idea which could be even simpler --if you can SEE the lab machine on a network then simply enable File Sharing on the machine !!!! but I don't think the answer will really be that simple --if it is -- job done !!!!

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  3.    24 Mar 2016 #23

    Now Internet works! Thank you very much!

    I did this:

    and it worked, except no internet access. Then I did this:

    Share an Internet connection and turn a Windows 7 or 8 PC in to a Wireless Hotspot (even on a VPN)!

    Apparently, the needed step may have been turning off all the protocols except TCP/IPv4.
    So thanks! now I can connect my phone using WiFi AND it can access the Internet though my Ethernet connected Win10 laptop.

    BUT in between the steps described in those links above, I did this:

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    My question is, was this necessary? or should I have done that at all?? I don't understand it, so could this be opening up all these ports to hackers or something??? For that matter, should the "Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection" box be selected at all? You see, besides connecting the phone, I have a Win10 Tablet I will want to WiFi connect to the laptop and, if possible, have shared file access between them as if they were UAC connected via the Ethernet LAN. To do so, will I need to turn back on some of those protocols?? (I know, I'm very confused). Please advise...
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  4.    25 Mar 2016 #24

    AVS Richard said: View Post
    I did this:
    The two procedures are virtually identical, and the second is from my Post #2. Following my post should have worked.
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  5.    08 Apr 2016 #25

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    The two procedures are virtually identical, and the second is from my Post #2. Following my post should have worked.
    Indeed it did work, but in one example the "Allow other network users to control or disable the shared internet connection" in the Sharing tab was checked, whereas in the other example it was not. So I am curious about the ramifications of allowing that. And neither example showed what I did (and asked about) which was checking the boxes for the Services on the "Advanced Settings" panel that pops up from the "Settings" button on the Sharing tab. Perhaps it should be self explanatory to me I guess. In any case, at least I think there is enough info in this thread to help those who will be following it in the future to get their hotpots working with internet passthough if that is all they're trying to do. As long as their hardware and drivers support it. Because all the Microsoft documentation on the matter gave me was a headache.
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