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Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10

Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10: USB Tethering is a great option to share your mobile data with your Windows 10 PC. You can share your mobile phone data with other devices such as a laptop with the help of tethering. USB Tethering comes in handy when you are not able to connect to the Internet because you don’t have an active connection, or your broadband might not be working then you can use this option to continue your work with the help of your mobile phone.

Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10

Tethering is also available for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, they are called Wi-Fi tethering & Bluetooth tethering. But make sure you understand that tethering is not free of cost, and if you don’t have any data plan on your mobile then you will need to pay for the data consumed by you while in the tether mode. Anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

How to Use USB Tethering in Windows 10

1.Connect your phone using the USB cable to your PC.

2.Now from your phone, open Settings then tap on More under Network.

Note: You may find the Tethering option under Mobile Data or Personal Hotspot section.

3.Under More tap on “Tethering & Mobile Hotspot“.

How to Use USB Tethering in Windows 10

4.Tap or check USB Tethering option.

Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10 through Device Manager

1.Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2.Expand Network adapters then right-clickRemote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device” and select Update Driver.

Right-click Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device & select Update Driver

3.On the next window, click on “Browse my computer for driver software“.

browse my computer for driver software

4.Click on “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer“.

Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer

5.UncheckShow compatible hardware” then under Manufacturer select Microsoft.

6.Under right window pane select USB RNDIS6 Adapter and click Next.

Select Microsoft then from right window select USB RNDIS6 Adapter

7.Click Yes to confirm your actions and continue.

Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10 through Device Manager

8.Wait for few seconds and Microsoft will successfully install the network adapter drivers.

Wait for few seconds and Microsoft will successfully install the network adapter drivers

See if you’re able to Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10, if not then continue with the next method.

Method 2: Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter

1.Press the Windows key + R then type control and hit Enter.

control pannel

2.Search Troubleshoot and click on Troubleshooting.

troubleshooting hardware and sound device

3.After that click on Configure a device link under Hardware and Sound and follow on-screen instruction.

Fix USB Device Not Recognized. Device Descriptor Request Failed

4.This will successfully run the troubleshooter, if any problems are found then troubleshooter will try to repair them automatically.

Method 3: Registry Fix

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

Command Prompt (Admin).

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

sc.exe config netsetupsvc start=disabled

sc.exe config netsetupsvc start=disabled

3.Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

4.Right-click on “[Your Device Name] Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device” and select Uninstall device.

Right-click Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device & select Uninstall

5.Click Yes to continue with the uninstallation.

6.Now click on Action from Device Manager Menu and then click on “Scan for hardware changes“.

Click on Action then click on Scan for hardware changes

7.Windows will automatically install the drivers for your device and you will again see your device under network adapters.

8.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

9.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

10.Expand the above registry key then find the registry key with an entry with value “Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device” as DriverDesc.

Find the registry key with an entry with value Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device as DriverDesc

11.Now right-click on the above registry key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value.

12.Follow the above step 3 times to create 3 DWORD’s and name them as:

*IfType
*MediaType
*PhysicalMediaType

Registry Fix for USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10

13.Make sure to set the value of the above DWORD’s as following:

*IfType = 6
*MediaType = 0
*PhysicalMediaType = 0xe

14.Again open Command Prompt (Admin) and type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

sc.exe config netsetupsvc start=demand

sc.exe config netsetupsvc start=demand

15.From Device Manager, right-click on your device under Network Adapters then select Disable.

16.Again right-click on it and select Enable and this should Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

8 thoughts on “Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10”

  1. All this information is useless. Consider when I need tethering. When my internet is down and I need to connect through my phone. So things like updating drivers don’t work work unless I have internet. I can browse on my phone, but only if I know what I need this the article does not say. So this page is completely useless. Please fix it so it works when the internet is actually down.

  2. I don’t have the “remote NDIS based internet sharing device” in the list on my computer (win 10), what do I have to do ? Can I install the driver on another device ? I don’t have internet at home, only with my phone..

  3. Nothing was working for me so I had to go to the regedit step. the problem here that its not possible to put 0xe as a value on the *PhysicalMediaType. because it simply does not work typing the x in the value section. what to do?

  4. Hi, thanks man you save me. I was trying to resolve this issue since 3 days. But after this it’s start connecting. Definitely creating variable not done as already mentioned. But it works like miracle

  5. Pretty BAD info with regards regedit.
    Firstly, there are a lot of reg entries with ”{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}”
    So, what is a basic or average user meant to do with this? Not a lot. (Many experts seem happy to keep this area kept ”dangerous, when clear instructions SHOULD make a simple process SIMPLE)
    Secondly, you don’t even take the bother to let the person know ”decimal” or ”hexadecimal”
    BAD BAD BAD!
    Next, NO amount of resetting created values will allow you to use an ”x” on windows 10 home! So that peice of info is useless for win 10 Home at least. But you made NO mention of this at all. BAD BAD BAD! And down right irresponsible and DANGEROUS! When it should not have to be at all.

    SO, then when you try the CMD prompt after this, guess what: ”access denied”… we turn into lawnmower man!
    Pretty awful to think this actually got published! Livelyhoods may depend on info for fixes, and this ain’t helping anyone.

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