[solved] Q about settings for internet sharing
I'm trying to use the factory installed Internet Sharing (not the new HTC Wifi Router, not WMWifirouter, just the regular factory installed Internet Sharing) to get internet access on my PC via USB (not Bluetooth).
I've spent hours and hours reading and trying different things but it still does not work. Can someone please explain the settings they used to get this to work?
Settings for Active Sync?
Settings for Network Connections on PC?
Settings on phone?
I have tried all possible combinations of settings and am absolutely STUMPED. I'd appreciate ANY help.
FYI: My PC's running XP
So, I got the Internet Sharing to work and just wanted to share what I learned in case it helps someone else. I'm using the HD with stock WM 6.1 and a PC running XP with Active Sync 4.5.
My problem was that even after applying all the correct settings, Internet Sharing was never able to establish a connection (it kept saying "check USB connection"). I noticed in my PC under My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager that there was an exclamation point beside the phone network adapter, so I updated/uninstalled/reinstalled the driver with no success. This driver is normally automatically installed when you first install Active Sync and create a partnership with your phone, so then I decided to uninstall and reinstall Active Sync and then created a new partnership with my phone (I didn't have to worry about losing any of my synced contacts, notes, calender, texts, etc because I also sync with Microsoft MyPhone, which I highly recommend). Afterwards, I disconnected my phone from the PC and closed Active Sync. Then I used the following settings/steps and Internet Sharing worked flawlessly.
Here are the settings I used:
-in Active Sync: unchecked "allow usb connection", unchecked "allow connections to one of the following", "this computer is connected to" set to automatic, checked "open active sync when my device connects", checked "allow wireless connection on device when connected to the desktop"
-in PC: disable Windows Firewall and all other 3rd party firewalls
-in PC internet explorer: set LAN settings to "automatically detect settings" (in Firefox under Tools>Options>Advanced>Network>Settings set to "auto detect")
-in phone: under Start>Settings>Connections>USB to PC checked "Active Sync", unchecked "enable faster data synchronization", checked "ask me first about UBS connection type when I connect the device to the PC"
With these settings:
-connect your phone to PC (on phone, dialog box should appear showing Active Sync checked, USB unchecked, Internet Sharing unchecked)
-nothing should happen at this point
-then in phone, launch Internet Sharing, set PC Connection to "USB", set Network Connection to whatever data network your phone uses, then press "connect" (the status will change from "disconnected" to "check USB connection"); wait about 15-20 seconds while your PC reacts (it takes this long only the first time you connect because the PC is installing the appropriate drivers)
-the Internet Sharing status should change to "connected" and now you can use the internet on your PC through the data connection on your phone. So simple if everything works properly.
-if you go back to PC under My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager you will see your phone network adapter (no longer with an exclamation point) called "Windows Mobile-based Internet Sharing Device"
-f you go to PC Network Connections you will see your new phone LAN connection
-if your phone falls asleep while connected, the internet connection does NOT get interrupted; I also received a text while it was connected with no problem
To Disconnect Internet Sharing:
-close all browsers, press disconnect on your phone, then unplug your phone from the PC
-you can now turn active sync back on by checking "allow usb connection" and turn your PC firewalls back on
Wow, sorry so long, hope it helps someone.