5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2014 3:07 PM by joe_intel

    Trying to use My WiFi Desktop to create personal hotspot

    darylm

      dI am connected to a wireless network (at a hotel) and I would like to use my laptop as a hotspot for my phone. I can connect to the wifi network using the laptop and phone directly, although only one connection at a time is possible.

       

      My laptop has an Ultimate-N 6300 card. I have Wireless_15.6.1_s64 drivers installed. I installed Intel My WiFi Dashboard_15.6.0_64. I enabled the hotspot feature and I am able to connect my phone to the hotspot. However, it does not work.

       

      When I look at network and sharing center, there is an adapter for the personal hotspot. It shows "no internet access". When I look at the properties, under sharing, it says internet connection sharing has been disabled by the network administrator. I'm assuming that is why it's not working, but I'm not logged on to the corporate network so I don't think group policy should be being enforced.

       

      I tried looking at the policies using gpedit.msc. The policy to prohibit the use of ics on the dns is disabled. Also, the ics service is set to automatic. If I try to start it, it shuts down, saying it will start when it's required.

       

      Anyone know of a way around this? Is it possible the problem is because the versions don't match on the driver and the dashboard?

       

      Thanks for your help.