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Old 08-11-2013, 14:07
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I'm trying to tether my Nexus 4 to my PC (using WiFi), but Windows keeps saying "Limited Access" and the internet doesn't work. Tethering works perfectly with other devices including a Nexus 7 and Chromebook, so I assume it's down to a configuration problem on the PC.

I've had a quick look on Google and apparently the "Limited Access" error is common and will usually resolve itself after a few minutes, but I've left it for over half an hour and still have the problem

What could be the issue?

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Old 09-11-2013, 07:59
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Has your pc got wifi access?I had to buy a wifi dongle and put it into a usb port on my pc.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:32
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Yes, the PC has definitely got WiFi. It will connect to my Sky Broadband via WiFi, but not the Nexus hotspot.

I tried an old Windows 7 laptop yesterday which successfully connected to the Nexus so it must be a configuration problem on the PC, I just can't find out what it is.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:22
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I take it,it is the one plan with three that you have got.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:26
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Yes, Three on the One Plan.

My Sky Broadband speed has gone down following a line fault and is now only 1.2mbps, so being able to tether to 3 would be handy for things like large downloads or HD YouTube videos. It already works brilliantly with the laptop/tablets.
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Old 09-11-2013, 14:36
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Solved this by using a different USB WiFi adapter in the PC.
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Old 09-11-2013, 15:25
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Sounds like you have incorrect IP address settings on your PC.

You should check your built-in adapter is set to automatic addressing and not some old settings for a previous network that are incompatible with your phone.
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