Alienware 15r2 -Fall Creators Update - Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10 not working now - Killer 1535

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  1. Scrapple Joe

    Scrapple Joe Notebook Enthusiast

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    So just updated to the Fall creators update today, and now my mobile hotspot in Windows 10 will not start (it just locks up). Before the update I was enabling the hotspot with my wifi connection (so my phone can use the wifi) for about a year without issue. I am in a remote place where my powered laptop with wifi killer nic can receive a wifi signal but my phone cannot (thus the wifi hotspot)

    I ran in command prompt the following as administrator (right click on command prompt and run as admin)

    netsh wlan show drivers

    and it says:

    Hosted network supported : No

    so can someone with the same update and same drivers (mine show august date) try the command prompt command above and tell me what it says.
    Also, someone who hasnt done the update please post what it says...

    ugh
     
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    Not sure what version the fall creators update is, but I don't think I have it yet. I'm running an AW13R3 on Windows 10 Pro, and my
    "About Windows" shows this for Windows version:

    Version 1703
    OS Build 15063.674

    Device manager shows the following details for the driver for the following device:
    Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter

    Driver Provider: Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.
    Driver Date: 6/21/2017
    Driver Version: 12.0.0.318
    Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

    Ok, with that out of the way:

    1) My WiFi hotspot is working fine. My Laptop is connected to a wireless router for its internet connection (not via Ethernet)
    2) I can enable and use my laptop's hotspot feature to serve a separate wireless signal to my phone

    If I issue the commands you listed above in a command window, I also get the result that "Hosted network Support" is "No:

    Here is the entire result of the netsh command on my machine:

    Interface name: Wi-Fi
    Driver : Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
    Vendor : Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.
    Provider : Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.
    Date : 6/21/2017
    Version : 12.0.0.318
    INF file : oem73.inf
    Type : Native Wi-Fi Driver
    Radio types supported : 802.11b 802.11a 802.11g 802.11n 802.11ac
    FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes
    802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes
    Hosted network supported : No
    Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:
    Open None
    Open WEP-40bit
    Open WEP-104bit
    Open WEP
    WPA-Enterprise TKIP
    WPA-Personal TKIP
    WPA2-Enterprise TKIP
    WPA2-Personal TKIP
    Vendor defined TKIP
    WPA2-Enterprise Vendor defined
    Vendor defined Vendor defined
    WPA-Enterprise CCMP
    WPA-Personal CCMP
    WPA2-Enterprise CCMP
    Vendor defined CCMP
    WPA2-Enterprise Vendor defined
    Vendor defined Vendor defined
    Vendor defined CCMP
    Vendor defined CCMP
    WPA2-Personal CCMP
    Vendor defined Vendor defined
    Wireless Display Supported: Yes (Graphics Driver: Yes, Wi-Fi Driver: Yes)
     
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    thanks, so even though your hosted network support says no, you still get the hotspot to work, interesting....
     
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    Are you using the Windows 10 GUI to start the hotspot, or the CLI? At this point I'm wondering if they're possibly two separate implementations of the hotspot feature, which might explain why the GUI method works for me, although netsh indicates no support.

    I haven't tried the CLI method, since, with Windows, if it ain't broke...


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