1.    15 May 2017 #1
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    No internet access with wifi tethering (mobile hotspot)


    When I use wifi on my PC to connect to my router/modem, internet works fine.
    But when I connect to my Android phone's access point (tethering) I don't get internet access.
    You might think it's a problem with the Android phone, but other Android devices can connect to it and use the internet just fine.
    So it's only my Windows PC that doesn't get internet, or rather the combination of Windows PC+Android phone access point.

    Does anyone have any ideas? (BTW, I have the same problem on Windows 7. Also, tethering over USB works fine.)
    Last edited by centen; 17 May 2017 at 07:30.
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  2.    15 May 2017 #2
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    When you connect from a cmd prompt type

    ipconfig /all

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  3.    16 May 2017 #3
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    edit: it looks normal
    Unlike the working connection (router/modem) the "Connection-specific DNS Suffix" entry is blank. But I read elsewhere that that shouldn't be a problem...
    Last edited by centen; 18 May 2017 at 09:50.
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  4.    17 May 2017 #4
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    I narrowed it down to the USB wifi adapter:
    I tried tethering with a new Windows laptop (built in wifi module), it works fine.
    But the same laptop does not work anymore if instead of the built-in wifi I use my TP-Link USB wifi adapter, TL-WN821N. (Same old problem: works fine when connected to the router, but when connected to the Android phone there's no internet.)

    So it all points to the TP-Link adapter being the problem. I tried installing an older driver but it didn't help.
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  5.    17 May 2017 #5
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    Just a shot in the dark -

    I once had this problem when I added a new WiFi adapter last year. In my case, Bitdefender was blocking access through the new adapter. I temporarily removed BitDefender & the problem disappeared.

    I ditched Bitdefender permanently soon afterwards & the only explanatory note I can find now was that BitDefender had, without my noticing, been setting the new adapter up in Stealth mode and I had to set the Firewall, Adapter entry to Trusted. Just going on memory, I think it was setting Firewall, Adapter entry to Trusted that was the real solution and the Stealth mode note proved to be a red herring.

    Best of luck,

    Denis
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  6.    17 May 2017 #6
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    I don't have an antivirus, but I did try to disable my firewall, it didn't help.
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  7.    17 May 2017 #7
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    The IP is correct so should work from Cmd prompt type

    Tracert 194.119.131.66

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  8.    17 May 2017 #8
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    It says "Destination host unreachable."
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