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Hosted Wifi Network (through laptop) suddenly not working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by defianthermit, Aug 24, 2016.

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  1. defianthermit

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    Hey guys,

    I've been having a problem for a few days and have been looking everywhere for a solution with no luck thus far. I recently moved in with my girlfriend and my internet plan didn't include a router. Since she's not going to stay here for long (just til the end of the year), I've been routing the net from the cable modem through my laptop so all of our devices can be connected.
    Problem started happening when she had to plug the cable on her laptop one day as I was away for uni and we simply cannot take the damn cable out of it. I'm working on getting a replacement one before I can try bruteforcing it, but I'm also worried that it might break the port.

    In any case, we've been using her laptop as the router for the last few weeks, but somehow Virtual Router Manager doesn't work here (it fails to recognize the virtual mini port), so I'm manually routing it using the netsh wlan script. The problem is that it simply stopped working last week and I have no idea why.
    The network is still being set succesfully and all devices can connect to it, but they can't connect to the internet. Doing a adapter troubleshooting, windows says it's because it doesn't have a valid IP connection. I've since looked for solutions for this online, but none of them fit my problem.

    I've tried the netsh reset log commands with to no avail. The computer connected to the wired modem has perfect connection (I'm currently writing from it), it's just the hosted wifi that doesn't work.

    Thoughts?
    Thank you so much in advance!
     
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  3. defianthermit

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    I'm well aware of the plastic thingy and I've tried all methods I found online to get it off, including pushing it down with a knife/pen lid/screwdriver. It's simply physically stuck there for some reason.
    We're using a Motorola BZE as the modem (it came with the network plan) and even though I can't make the specific model, I'm pretty sure it's not a router (I've accessed the modem to check some connections and haven't found anything resembling a router connection).
     
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