Windows 10: Mobile Hotspot not working for my PC

Discus and support Mobile Hotspot not working for my PC in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; The college where I study allows me to access its WiFi service only through a single device at a time, thanks to the shitty Sophos Client system we... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Percybhowal, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Mobile Hotspot not working for my PC


    The college where I study allows me to access its WiFi service only through a single device at a time, thanks to the shitty Sophos Client system we have here. Wasn't much of a problem though, since most of the times, I connected the the Wifi thorugh my PC and used the Mobile Hotspot to share the internet connection with my phone.

    Now 2 weeks back, there was this big game I had put on download overnight, and had also kept my Hotspot on for the entire time. Unfortunately though, I shut down my PC with the hotspot still on, something I try not to do. The next day, when I clicked over the Mobile Hotspot icon, it was greyed out on the "Disconnecting" status. No matter how many times I tried to turn it on, through the settings option or repeatedly clicking on the greyed-out button, it didn't work.

    I looked up on the net and most of the suggestions on forums suggested me to update or uninstall each of my Network Drivers in the device manager. Some of them even said that it wasn't necessary to reinstall them back. I tried updating, but the drivers were already up to date, so I decided to uninstall them.

    Once I was done, I rebooted my PC, and, voila! My hotspot could be turned on like before. However, now whenever I try to connect with my phone, it just loads with "Obtaining IP address" then the network disappears, does not connect and again goes back to "Obtaining IP address". I've tried it with other devices too but none of them connect, so I'm pretty sure the problem is somewhere with my PC. I've tried trouble-shoot, formatting the network adapter settings to "Allow sharing" and just about every other thing I've found on the net. Still, my hotspot is unable to be connected by other devices. Any ideas as to what might be wrong? And, more importantly, any suggestions to what I can do to resolve this issue?

    TL;DR: The Mobile Hotspot on my PC was greyed out on "disconnecting" and could not be turned on, so I uninstalled and updated my network drivers. It worked, and now I can turn my hotspot on, but none of the devices are unable to connect to the network (loads with "obtaining IP address", disconnects, again tries to connect but doesn't actually connect). Troubleshoot, messing with network adapters not working. Help, please?

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    /u/Percybhowal, Dec 2, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot Not working

    Hi,

    Your Bluetooth connection may be enabled which prevents you from setting up your mobile hotspot. To have this addressed, we suggest turning off the Bluetooth connection and see if you're able to set up your mobile hotspot. Follow these steps:

    • Open Settings and select Devices.
    • Click Bluetooth, then toggle it OFF.

    Once done, check if you can now turn on your computer's mobile hotspot. Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Dec 4, 2019
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  3. Mobile Hotspot

    We appreciate that you have tried the suggested steps above. Have you tried to connect other devices to the mobile hotspot on your PC?

    Since the issue is still the same, we suggest that you uninstall/reinstall the network adapter driver and check if this will resolve the issue. Follow the steps below:


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Device manager
      .

    • Locate for Network adaptor and click on it expand it.

    • Right click on the device and click on
      uninstall
      .

    • Once you are done uninstalling the driver, restart the computer. It will automatically install the generic network adapter driver.

    We can also update the network adapter driver. Skip step 3 from the above steps and right click on the device and click on update.

    Feel free to post back for any updates.
     
    Jennifer Bri, Dec 4, 2019
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  4. Mobile Hotspot not working for my PC

    Mobile Hotspot can't work

    Hi Antonius,

    One of the reasons why mobile hotspot is not working in Windows 10 PC can be caused by an outdated network adapter driver.

    We suggest that you follow the troubleshooting steps that was provided by
    Billion Debbarma
    on this
    link
    to resolve your concern.

    Do update us on this post if you need further assistance.

    Regards.
     
    Genevieve Cri, Dec 4, 2019
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