Cannot turn on internet sharing without Ethernet going to "unidentified"

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  1. miffywiffy

    miffywiffy Master Guru

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    I've asked all over and no one has replied, it is really annoying me and I need to get it sorted out!

    I bought a new Mobo which has AC wireless built in and this always worked on my last Asus Mobo, but my new ASRock one seems to have problems. I just want to turn the wifi into an AP so I can hook all my wireless devices straight to my PC. The problem is the ASRock board didn't come with the software like the Asus one did and when I try to do it manually, the Ethernet just switched to "Unidentified"...

    So I've followed these steps...

    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NAME key=PASSWORD
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork


    That all sets up fine, but here is there problem...

    Sharing off..

    http://s15.postimg.org/jbuw4wiq3/Untitled.jpg

    Sharing on...

    http://s15.postimg.org/r5vhqaqiy/Untitled2.jpg




    Obviously I need it to stop doing this to be able to use my wireless device as an AP. I have tried a separate wireless USB stick and have the same result. Some setting to do with the Ethernet port is probably the issue, yes the drivers are all up to date.
     
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  2. Pyrage

    Pyrage Master Guru

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    You could try to buy a cheap network card so you can rule out problems with your onboard one.

    I've had an asus mobo once that the ethernet port would stop working completely if I tried to use a PS/2 kb. The only solution I've found was to get an usb kb as I didn't want to RMA it and stay without a pc for a long time because of that minor issue :p
     
  3. miffywiffy

    miffywiffy Master Guru

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    I can't it is a m-itx board.
     
  4. miffywiffy

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    Windows Firewall was blocking it.. now I just have to work out how to enable the firewall without blocking this.
     
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  5. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    Add an exception to it?
     
  6. miffywiffy

    miffywiffy Master Guru

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    I have no idea what I'm trying to make an exception for, could be anything.
     

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