It works fine in Win 7, but when I switched to Win 8 Release Preview bad things began to happen. First, it obviously didn't work. Then, all of the USB ports were disabled, even though they claimed they were operational. The only fix was a "Refresh" to get them back. Netzero will not except to say that Win 8 is not on the recommended software requirements.
When I click network while i am in windows explorer, the network infrastructure is not there, only the Computer is visible there and i want to fix something by changing the properties of my modem/router on the network infrastructure.
After too many hours of reading and trying various things. It appears that Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) from USB 3G Modems has been broken in Windows 8.1.
On my Desktop PC, which uses Windows 2000 Server, I am able to share a Huawei E156B USB 3G Modem to 1 of the Ethernet ports to which is connected a Netgear Router with 4 LAN ports and a Wireless Antenna which broadcasts a signal that can be used by my smartphone.
On my recently acquired Lenovo B590 Laptop, I use the same SIM chip in a Huawei E3131 USB 3G Modem but have not been able to share the connection with the Ethernet port. I get the dreaded Unidentified Network and Limited connection statuses.
I tried the older modem but it doesn't appear to be compatible and I couldn't find any drivers for it for Windows 8.1.
I also tried sharing to an Ad Hoc Connection as the Laptop also has a Wireless NIC (Network Interface Card). The phone can see the signal broadcast by the Wireless NIC but is not able to communicate with the Internet.
I have tested the E3131 USB modem with the Netgear router with a friend's Dell Inspiron 1545 that has Windows Vista installed and I was able to establish the sharing of the Internet Connection to the Router and hence could also access the Internet with the smartphone.
As soon as I am able I will perform the same test on the Laptop, of another friend, which has Windows 7 installed.
Given that adding an Ad Hoc connection was removed from the GUI interface of Windows 8.1, I am wondering if Microsoft have made a huge "faux pas" in overlooking the need for, or eliminating without consultation, this functionality which has worked fine in previous versions of the Operating System. The following web page may also be related to this topic.
About the Wireless Ad Hoc API (Windows)
However, maybe there is a possibility that this problem is being caused by the modems needing updated firmware or "Connection Management Software", provided by the Internet Service Provider, to be fully compatible with API changes in Windows 8.1.
It appears that Connectify allows the sharing of an Internet service between a USB 3G Modem and an Ethernet port. If so, what API would they be using to achieve this and could the same thing be achieved through the Command Prompt (with Administrator Privileges) using "netsh" (Network Shell) commands?
Does Virtual Router Manager is compatible with Windows 8.1 and is a viable solution to this problem?
Instead of an Ad Hoc connection being created, using the wireless NIC, can a secure Access Point be created to which the Modems connection could be shared? Can "netsh" commands be used to achieve this?
I have also seen articles about creating an Access Point but they are using the same "netsh" commands that I have seen mentioned for the creation of an Ad Hoc Network connection.
Therefore, any reliable and accurate resource for the creation of an Access Point using "netsh" commands?
If there is no reliable/convenient software solution to this problem, are there hardware related solutions?
Are there Routers with Wireless Output Antennas that can receive an inbound connection from a USB 3G Modem and then pass that connection to the PC/Laptop via the Ethernet port of the PC/Laptop as well as re-broadcast the signal via the output antenna?
If so, how do you manage activating the connection to the service provider of the USB Modem?
Can the connection software, that was installed when the USB Modem was connected to a USB port of the PC/Laptop, recognise that it is connected to the external router?
Even if it could, maybe the sharing of a connection would again be thwarted due to changes in the APIs of Windows 8.1.
I have a windows 8 laptop with a 3G USB modem. I'm trying to share it's internet connection via my wifi network. The other two pc's on the network runs XP and Vista.
I've managed to get the network working, all pc's see each other and they can share files, etc, but just the damn internet won't share.
I've changed my router to use the same ip range as the wifi on the windows 8 pc, 192.168.137.x. I've ensured that the modem's network connection is shared. all the pc's belong to the same workgroup called, WORKGROUP.
In services i have ICS running, i've tried restarting this service.
What bothers me is that my wifi network on my windows 8 pc shows as "unidentified network", even though i have made sure that everything is set to shared that should be set to shared. so i don't know if that could be part of the problem?
I've also tried setting up the vista pc with a static ip and setting it's default gateway and primary dns to the same ip as the Windows 8 pc.
I am using internet via usb modem. Its working fine, but when i open Settings>>Change PC Settings>>Networks I can see WiFi, Ethernet & VPN but not my internet connection. I have attached a screenshot, and my internet is connected when i am taking the screenshot.
Two days ago my ISP replaced my modem-router for a new one. Ever since the replacement, my main desktop computer won't connect to the internet "immediately". I checked the connection via ethernet and WiFi with my other computers (even tested every single one of my ethernet cables) and they work perfectly fine, except for my main desktop computer.
What my desktop does:
When I turn it on I have to wait for around an hour before it connects to the internet. During that hour, it attempts to identify something (I guess the IP? - the yellow warning icon gets displayed) and after 3 seconds of attempting, the connection drops and it goes back to saying "No connection". The connection is being made via Ethernet cable and I tried the troubleshoot but it continues to say that I need to plug-in a ethernet cable to my computer, thing is it is already plugged in and like I stated above, the cable worked fine with all my other computers. My desktop used to work perfectly fine with my old modem-router.
I attempted to do do some troubleshooting refreshing my ip using the cmd with admin privileges but nothing worked as it said every time that there was no media connection. My desktop just randomly connects to the internet by itself after an hour of attempting to connect and disconnecting and once it gets connected it works perfectly fine until I restart my computer or turn it off and then the next day it'll be the same thing over again.
This has gotten extremely annoying, what can I do to fix this and further prevent it from happening? - I updated all my drivers and it's still the same. It'll just connect to the internet whenever it wants to.
Recently I've loaded windows 8 pro 64 bit in my netbook; after that I've installed my Samsung Galaxy Y PC Suite (Samsung Kies - already updated). When I go to Phone & Modem in control panel, under the modem my phone is not showing.. My windows 7 PC getting this modem. Earlier I'd loaded win 8 32 bit version, which was detected my samsung modem. My asus netbook supporting windows 8 64 bit, all the drivers are compitable with that..
How do I change the Com port for my modem in Windows 8? When I google around the instructions say to reinstall the modem, but I just installed it and it has the wrong port. It seems to default to Com 1 and my modem is on Com 4. So, how do I change the modem com port from Com 1 to Com 4? If Microsoft provided no method of changing it (incredible if true) then where is it stored -- registry, ini file, etc.?
So I got a new laptop and I cannot figure out how to boot from a USB stick that has a Live Image of Linux Mint. Except with my new ASUS, Windows boots so fast that there is never a kernel boot up screen which allows me to hit F12 or anything.
All I need to do is boot from the USB and everything should work, however everywhere I look said I can boot from another device using the Windows 8 Advanced Start up option by holding Shift and restarting the computer. This brings me to the Advance Start-up, but after looking through all the options I could not find a way to boot form my USB.
I am trying to share a specific folder on my Windows 8 computer with my Windows 7 computer. They are both on the same network connected to the same router. The Windows 8 computer is connected through ethernet, while the Windows 7 computer is connected wirelessly.
Here are my settings on my Windows 8 Computer:
This is the error I get on my Windows 7 computer:
What's up with this? On a related note, is it possible to share this folder with a specific PC, rather than "Everyone" on the network?
I am having trouble with ICS on win 8. On my old laptop (win xp) I used to be able to share my 3Connect dongle internet to connect to Xbox live. I recently got a new laptop with win 8 and whenever I share this internet connection I can never connect on my Xbox (the network to internet part fails). When everything is connected up and shared the Ethernet says 'Unidentified Network' which i believe is the cause of the problem. I've read i may require a driver update but i cannot seem to find one.
My Laptop: Toshiba Satellite C855-29N
what to do, maybe i am not setting up the connection sharing properly?
I've been trying to set up an old Savin 9033 printer through the company's router, but I couldn't find the network it's set up on from any other computer.
So I pull up Network & Sharing, see that Network Discovery is turned off.
I check it, go to click on "Save Changes" and nothing happens. I click it a few times and it kicks me back to the previous page, nothing saved. No password prompt or anything.
I double checked that all the appropriate services are running (DNS Client, SSDP Discovery, UPnP Device Host, Function Discoveryr Resource Publication, etc.) and made sure Network Discovery was allowed through Windows Firewall.
I've got an older SSD 120 GB. I was wondering if by partitioning it I could create a BOOTABLE Windows install disk. I've no problem with USB STICKS but using a bootable reserve SSD would be great IMO as I could then also have all my various other programs on it like Ms OFFICE and PHOTOSHOP so re-installing Windows together with the applications should be a breeze.
Perhaps the Bootable USB STICK procedure could be used as on boot the computer thinks it's a Disk anyway ( says USB 2.0 LEXAR HDD) for the USB STICK.
Note I'm not talking here about RUNNING Windows from an external HDD -- that can be done easily enough with Windows Enterprise (Windows to GO) but simply creating a Windows install media that will boot off an external SSD (NOT a USB STICK). I have the ISO's.
i have a Macally aluminium computer keyboard connected to my Pc. running Windows 8.1 64bit. In control panel, i have my keyboard setup as being US Internatonal (which my keyboard is). Language is setup as Dutch.
Now, whenever i start my PC, they keyboard is always set to Dutch, not US international. But then my keyboard doesn't work ok, it must be on US International. i constantly have to set the keyboard setting back to US International in the taskbar.
Is there a way to setup network profiles or something so that when I bring my Surface Pro to work and connect to the wireless network there it will use the static ip address I have but when I disconnect and then connect to my home wifi it will go back to DHCP? On my MacBook Pro I can go into the network settings and change the location profile I have setup for networks but I don't see anything like this for Windows 8.
I have a new instance of Windows 8.1 on a surface pro 3 and I can't get the folder icons of my OneDrive folder and and of the folders in it to change and stay changed.
First, I changed the special folders (documents, pictures, music, etc.) to point to my OneDrive folders (why it doesn't do this automatically is beyond me). TO do this, I opened up the special user folder (the one with the little dude in the icon in the navigation pane in Explorer). But, they all still have plain old vanilla folders. So, off to change the icons.
Second, I navigated to my OneDrive folder (still in its default location) right clicked, went to the customization tab, hit "Change Icon...", navigated to "C:WindowsSystem32imageres.dll" and selected the icons that I wanted. I did this for every special folder. Easy, right?
Not so much. If I then navigate directly to the OneDrive folder, everything looks all good; icons are intact. But, if I navigate to the special user folder (the one with the little dude) the icons are not there. Through some combination of closing down folders, restarting explorer, or even a system restart, the icons will show up. Throuh some combination of the same, the icons will quickly revert back to plain old vanilla.
Now, I tried to just reset defaults on the new targets of the special folders (In the OneDrive) That doesn't seem to work for all of them, and it's not permanent for any of them.
I want to back up Windows 8 but in neither book do they say that you can use a USB stick or CDs only an external hard drive or a network. I've got an external hard drive that backs up my desktop (XP) can I use this as well for Windows 8 or should I just get another external hard drive solely for Windows 8 or can I use the USB Stick 32gb that I already have?
This morning I installed an optional update from Windows Update. It was Ralink Technology WLAN 802.11 wireless LAN card.
Since then, when I try to print to my wireless network printer, the network would disconnect then come back on after a while. The update shows up in Update History as successfully installed but not in the installed updates. System restore is of no support here. The network configuration page shows normal. The web does not appear to be affected. I made a new network connection for the printer but it did not work.
Is there a way to reverse this update or should I uninstall the 802.11 LAN card and let windows re-install anew.
I wanted to remove the hidden recovery parition on my Asus Zenbook UX31A, which is 20GB in size, and I need that space, because the laptop just has a 128GB SSD, and I am permanently on space limit of about 1-2GB and Windows isn't working anymore properly.
when I open the Windows 8 recovery tool, the option for copying the recovery partition is greyed out. I googled for this, and I just could find informations about, that this can happen, but not why, and how to solve it.
So I'm trying to run dual OS on my new windows 8 machine. I made a bootable Ubuntu 14.04 usb stick using Rufus, disabled secure boot and proceeded in attempting to install the system. However, (settings->general->advanced startup->use a device) won't detect my bootable USB. It won't boot from it at startup either, no matter how much I fiddle with the UEFI settings.
Well, I guess that is not entirely true, as I managed to get it to boot and install ubuntu after switching the UEFI boot settings to legacy boot. But windows 8 does not work under that option, so I'm having to go and change the UEFI boot setting every time I wish to use a different OS.