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Old 12-09-2008, 01:05 PM
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Tethering stopped working

Ok, so I made the reg fixes to allow tethering (in my Internet Sharing screen there is a drop-down for "Network" connection where I select "Sprint").

It was working great for a few days. But now when I click "Connect" in ICS, the status just changes to "Check USB cable connection". Now I plug in the phone (via usb) to the PC. The status never changes and it never connects.

I've rebooted both phone and PC and can't get it working again. And I can't really go back to Sprint and complain about this either ()

When I plug in the phone via USB without ICS started, ActiveSync kicks in and does all it's syncing successfully, so I know the cable is good.

What gives???
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:31 PM
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Re: Tethering stopped working

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Ok, so I made the reg fixes to allow tethering (in my Internet Sharing screen there is a drop-down for "Network" connection where I select "Sprint").

It was working great for a few days. But now when I click "Connect" in ICS, the status just changes to "Check USB cable connection". Now I plug in the phone (via usb) to the PC. The status never changes and it never connects.

I've rebooted both phone and PC and can't get it working again. And I can't really go back to Sprint and complain about this either ()

When I plug in the phone via USB without ICS started, ActiveSync kicks in and does all it's syncing successfully, so I know the cable is good.

What gives???
I had this happen to me a while back. There might be another fix out there, but I didn't find it. I did a hard reset, and it worked fine again. Have not had a problem since.

If you have bluetooth on the pc, you might try it that way.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:07 PM
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Re: Tethering stopped working

I'd hate to have to hard reset! I spend weeks getting my TouchPro configured the way I like, loaded with all the software I use, and to have to lose it all just to fix some stupid bug!!!

Incidently, PDANet works just fine, so conceptually I should be able to use Internet Sharing just as well.

I can't imagine what "broke" it. I even tried creating a brand new "Connection" (that dials #777) and tried that, no luck.

I don't use Bluetooth, and I like the ability to be able to plug my phone into any PC and just start using it's internet... Anybody know a more a fix that isn't so sledgerhammery (hard reset)?
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Re: Tethering stopped working

heh, "sledgerhammery" - I'll have to use that word again some day...
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:24 PM
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Re: Tethering stopped working

FOUND SOLUTION!

Go to Device Manager --> Network Adapters.

There is an entry there called "Windows Mobile-based Device" that was "disabled" somehow. Just enabled that, and my phone (which just happened to be connected to the USB port and Internet Sharing happened to be running) instantly connected!

No idea what caused it to become disabled, but a hard-reset of the Phone would NOT have fixed this, and I'd have to re-install/configure the phone again and still not have Internet Sharing working.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:47 PM
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Re: Tethering stopped working

I wonder if VZW is somehow turning this off when they discover people tethering without the tether plan?
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Re: Tethering stopped working

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I wonder if VZW is somehow turning this off when they discover people tethering without the tether plan?
You have to pay extra to tether on VZW?

I love Sprint every time I hear about this kind of crap.
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You have to pay extra to tether on VZW?

I love Sprint every time I hear about this kind of crap.
Sprint wants me to pay $15 for tethering. Mine stopped working too. I guess i'll try that setting on the pc and see if it works.
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