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    Learned a New Trick Today!

    Installed a new mobo yesterday (don't ask) and could I find an ethernet driver for the bugger? Could I heck!

    Then I had a brainwave. I switched my phone to tether mode (via my wifi) and plugged it into the PC.

    Updated the driver via device manager and told it to look on the internet.

    Bingo!

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    Glad it worked for you but at the same time I'm surprised it worked since I would have expected that Windows would need to install the phone's driver in order to make the tethering work.

    Edit: OK, I see you connected via wifi and not USB. That makes sense then.

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    The way I've done it in the past was to plug in a USB ethernet adapter, and do the update that way.

    The phone is a good option, because most people have wifi hotspots in their phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Glad it worked for you but at the same time I'm surprised it worked since I would have expected that Windows would need to install the phone's driver in order to make the tethering work.

    Edit: OK, I see you connected via wifi and not USB. That makes sense then.
    My PC is ethernet only

    The phone is connected to my Wifi,

    When I connected the phone to my PC via USB it installed the required drivers for tethering hence internet access. (The drivers came from the phone)

    Way to go HTC!


    ETA And that's on an XP machine!

    ETA2 This reminds me of a post from @jwoods? where a USB device can change it's function depending on drivers loaded.
    Last edited by Browni; 2015-04-01 at 18:11.

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