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Posted on 2014-04-18
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I have usb data card for internet.
On my Windows 7 laptop, I used to share the internet with my Ethernet connection from this usb data card and it was working great.

When I am doing the same on windows 8.1 then I am not able to access the internet on my other devices.

Not what I am doing wrong here
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Hi.

Is that package (software, driver/card) said to work on win8.1?
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by:yadavdep
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he data card is working on my windows 8.1 laptop.
 but the internet sharing is not working
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No, I mean, does the manufacturer explicitly say it should work on 8.1?
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yes it does
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Hard to tell from here. I think you should try on another clean win8.1 machine and if that doesn't work, contact the manufacturer's support.
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Check if at least your computer allows file access to shared files. Do a test.
If it fails check whether you are in private or public network.
You may change that if you right-click on the network bars in the taskbar then click on "Open Network and Sharing Center" (not sure of the exact name because I have a french Windows) then click on the icon beside your workgroup name.
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It should be set to "Work" group not "Public"
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