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Win 8.1 Wifi Hotspot Disconnects Connected Devices

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 12.04

    Win 8.1 Wifi Hotspot Disconnects Connected Devices


    I am creating Wifi Hotspot in Windows 8.1 using the following command:

    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyHotspot key=mywifikey
    Then I start the hosted network. After starting the hostednetwork, I enable Internet Connection Sharing on my Huawei E397bu-502 device (4G LTE USB Dongle) in Network Connections. I can successfully connected my Android KitKat device to the hotspot and have internet connectivity on my Android.

    But the problem is that the Android Phone disconnects randomly. Then I need to run

    netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    After this I can again connect my Android to hotspot. But the process of disconnection continues.

    Same happens if I share my Huawei-E397 internet connection via USB to my Android. There are no logs available so i have no idea where is the problem.

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  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Welcome to the forum!

    I thought you deserved some kind of reply by now although it is no help. These hotspot setups are so unique to what each person is trying to do I pretty much have given up trying to help online. So many variables. I hope someone can jump in and give you some guidance.

    Would say to check all adapters and computer settings to make sure nothing is set to sleep or power save.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    In addition to popeye's post this usually also happens because of 2 things:
    1. low signal ( ex. devices are behind a wall or too far away )
    2. firewall rules are not properly configured. (inbound + outbound DHCP, DNS...)
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 12.04

    Thanks popeye.. Yes I was expecting that someone might have posted a solution by now.. Anyways thanks for your response.

    Addictive Gamer! Thanks to you too If it would have been a firewall issue, hotspot shouldnt have allowed connections right from the beginning. But as it disconnects randomly, so there might be a problem with Internet Connection Sharing, or the Huawei USB Dongle..

    Any of you an idea that can we enable logging on Internet Connection Sharing?
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  5. #5

    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindows View Post
    Any of you an idea that can we enable logging on Internet Connection Sharing?
    It's already enabled, just different IP
    Look at Windows firewall log.

    disconnecting is a common thing with Windows ICS. I experienced this too many times and it looks there is no simple fix, other than restarting the hosted network every now and then.
    Disabling "power save" on network adapter might help and or setting power policy to "performance" instead of "balanced"

    and for auto startup on boot you can use task manager.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update x64, Windows 10 Pro Preview, Windows 7 HP x64

    I'm facing similar issue.
    I'm using Dell inspiron 7537 with windows 8.1 update, intel wireless dual band N 7260 and sharing a MTS EVDO datacard internet by creating hosted network. I'm using symantec endpoint.

    I have a windows phone and an android phone. Problem is, after few minutes of connecting to the wifi hotspot, the android loses the internet connectivity while it remains connected to the hotspot as per android notification bar. But when I run "netsh wlan show hostednetwork" on the laptop, it shows:
    Hosted network settings
    Mode : Allowed
    SSID name : "h4ckb0/"
    Max number of clients : 100
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP

    Hosted network status
    Status : Started
    BSSID : xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 11
    Number of clients : 0

    i. e. the android is not connected.
    Now, if I turn off and on the wifi on the android, the phone gets the internet again for few minutes and again loses the internet after few minutes.

    This doesn't happen with other devices.

    Any fix for this issue?
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