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Windows 7: Can't USB Tether after fresh install

26 Aug 2016   #1
MR Easy Guns

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't USB Tether after fresh install

Hi, I have two Dell Vostro 3550 laptops that I've installed a fresh copy of W7. I've installed all drivers according to their hardware id numbers to the best of my knowledge. Everything seems to be working great except that I can't connect to the internet through USB tether on either one of them. I don't have access to any ethernet so I don't know if that functions or not unfortunately.

The official Dell support page for these particular models (even with the express number) is of very little help and doesn't list even close to all of the drivers needed.

Any ideas on what I'm missing and/or which driver I may have wrong?

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks for reading!


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26 Aug 2016   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi what you call USB tether is that a external usb wireless adapter? If so you will need to install the driver for the adapter.
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26 Aug 2016   #3
MR Easy Guns

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, I'm tethering to an iPhone which installs drivers automatically when plugged in. Given it's not working on both laptops, I'm assuming there's an issue with either a driver I'm missing or the wrong driver somewhere else in the system.
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26 Aug 2016   #4
TheLovleyGuy

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Will download iTunes and give it try

When i tried it with no iTunes it will not work , when i downloaded it Worked!
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28 Aug 2016   #5
MR Easy Guns

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, thanks for the suggestion!

I have iTunes installed and no dice.
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28 Aug 2016   #6
TheLovleyGuy

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Can you make a screenshot of Driver Manager (while iPhone is connected)
Open Snipping Tool and make a screenshot.
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29 Aug 2016   #7
MR Easy Guns

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here you go


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30 Aug 2016   #8
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

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