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r0bertdenir0

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I had to look around for this more than 2 weeks couldn't find a fix - maybe this will save someone else the time.

This is an inf file to setup USB tethering in Windows XP.
I have a U8800H which XP was only picking up as "Huawei HSUSB Device"
The tetherxp.inf fix didn't work for me - I had to manually add the device IDs to get it working.

These are the steps I followed:
1. Connect phone to PC via USB.
2. Go into Phone->Settings->Wireless & networks->Tethering->Enable USB tethering.
3. Windows XP picks up a device but doesn't know what it is.
4. Extract inf to any folder.
5. In the Hardware Wizard choose Update from Sepcific Location->Include this Location in Search
6. Browse to folder with inf
7. Click Next.
8. XP detects an Android USB Ethernet/RNDIS network adapter.

At this point I had a network adapter but no connection.
I went into Control Panel & created a broadband always on network connection which was linked to the adapter.
A new Local Area Connection 5 popped up.
But the adapter was disabled & enabling it only gave a "Connection Failed" message.
I turned tethering off on the phone & back again.
The Local Area Connection 5 changed to connected & is working now.

It's possible you don't need to create the connection yourself - maybe just turning tethering off then on will create the LAN connection for you.

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Edited by r0bertdenir0, 25 June 2011 - 01:54 PM.

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Unfortunately only windows 7 synchronized.

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potentiaali

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huge thanks! been trying to get it working for two days. it's pretty funny they say it requires windows 7 yet I've had it work out of the box on another Win XP comp...


Edited by potentiaali, 25 November 2013 - 08:38 PM.

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