I have a problem under Windows 8.1 when I try to use internet through an Android USB Tethering... I have a nexus 5 and when I enabled the USB Tethering, it works fine (I can navigate and use internet), but windows has some strange behavior, it became very slow...

The event viewer show a lot of errors: (look the screenshots below)

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Here's the XML of one warning.

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-DeviceSetupManager" Guid="{FCBB06BB-6A2A-46E3-ABAA-246CB4E508B2}" /> 
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-03-01T20:18:08.967578100Z" /> 
  <Correlation /> 
  <Execution ProcessID="524" ThreadID="5304" /> 
  <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" /> 
  <EventData /> 

The task manager and the resource monitor too:

Taskmanager got really slow and the refresh rate is about 1 step every 30/40seconds...

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The resource monitor refresh looks fine, but there is a 109% of CPU and an high disk usage...

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I tried usb debugging, changing the usb port, restart the computer, and other solutions...

Here's my hardware specs: Phone: Android Nexus 5 Lollipop 5.0.1 stock (Build: LRX22C)

Computer: CPU: Intel i5 4670K + Arctic Freezer i30 RAM: Corsair 8GB /1600Mhz Vengeance LP Blue VGA: nVidia Gigabyte GTX 770 2GB MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H HDD 1: Samsung 840PRO 256GB HDD 2: WD Caviar Blue 1TB ALI: Antec HCG-M620W HC-GAMER

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    I'm seeing the exact same problem with an older android device (desire z). It's very strange the way windows begin to behave. I feel like this started for me after I installed the past 3 months worth of windows updates. – Kyle I. Jun 19 '15 at 11:41
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    Tried a second android device. Same problem. If you google something like "android tether windows 8.1 task manager" you see quite a few other people are having the same problem. forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/help/… Gigabyte motherboards seem to be highly represented answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/… – Kyle I. Jun 19 '15 at 12:25

I had this problem for years. This issue crosses multiple versions of Windows. But finally I found the solution: Override installation of the RNDIS6 driver (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2923775 - This is a similar related issue that explains our problem)

Follow the steps in the picture, Start in the Device Manager, then select your tethering device. With right-click follow the update driver option. Select the second options: "Find driver in my PC" (DO NOT let it automatically select). When you hit the "Use disk..." option as in the image, locate the folder C:\Windows\INF. Turn off the "Show compatible hardware only" option and the full driver list will appear. Find Microsoft and then select the NDIS6 driver.

How to solve

I hope be helpful.


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