I am basically attempted to share my wired LAN connection on my Laptop to my Phone. Even if I cannot share the connection but can just connect from my phone to the Laptop it would do for me. I have a Windows 7 Laptop and a phone running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). When I run
netsh wlan show drivers
I see the Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN driver with the date 1/19/2011 and most importantly I see:
Hosted network supported : Yes
which I assume means that I can run a Hosted Network. I then followed the instructions given here: https://superuser.com/a/444782 I also ensured that the Internet Connection Sharing Service is started on Windows 7. My phone can connect to other WiFi networks and ping their gateways.
Problem: I seem to be able to connect from my Android phone to the Hosted Network on Windows 7 Laptop, but I cannot do anything else like ping it.
I cannot ping from Windows to Android nor in the reverse. When I run:
netsh wlan show hostednetwork
on Windows, I can see the Number of clients connected. When my phone connects or disconnects I can see it here. However, I cannot ping either way, and from my phone I cannot connect to the Internet.
Any ideas on what I should try?
Additional Information: The Windows firewall is completely off on the Windows Laptop. I have Microsoft Security Essentials and no other Anti-virus as far as I know.