How to fix no Internet connectivity when hotspot is enabled in Windows?

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Issue: How to fix no Internet connectivity when hotspot is enabled in Windows?

Hello. I recently started encountering an issue on my Windows PC. Whenever I enable a hotspot, some apps lose Internet connection. The problems disappear when I disable the hotspot. What could be the issue?

Solved Answer

Recently, multiple Windows users started encountering an issue that prevents the Wi-Fi hotspot feature from fully working. The hotspot feature lets users to share their internet connection with other devices through Wi-Fi. Now, some people say that when they enable the hotspot some apps loose Internet connectivity.

It was found that the problem was caused by the most recent Windows update KB5014697. The issue can affect Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11 users. For now, the only way to fix no Internet connectivity when hotspot is enabled in Windows problem is to uninstall the problematic update or use system restore. The last option is to just wait for a fix from Microsoft.

This is not the first time that Windows updates have caused issues. Back in 2021, many people encountered a network printing error 0x0000011b, which was also caused by Windows updates. In this guide, you will find 2 steps that could help you get rid of the hotspot issues.

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How to fix no Internet connectivity when hotspot is enabled in Windows

Method 1. Uninstall the most recent Windows Updates

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Windows 11:

  • In Settings, from the left sidebar, select Windows Update
  • On the Windows Update page, click Update History

Uninstall the most recent Windows Updates 11

  • From the Related Settings section, choose Uninstall Updates
  • To remove an update, select it in the list and then click Uninstall

Uninstall the most recent Windows Updates 11 2

  • Click Yes in the prompt to continue

Windows 10:

  • Open Settings and click on Update & security
  • Choose Windows Update and press on the Update History link
  • Click the Uninstall updates button
  • Select the update and click the Uninstall button

Uninstall the most recent Windows Updates 10

  • Click Yes to confirm
  • Click Restart Now to reboot your computer

Method 2. Use System Restore

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The process of this step is the same in Windows 11 and Windows 10. Keep in mind that restoring the system to a previous point may result in a loss of applications if you installed any in that time period.

  • Go to the Start menu, type restore, and click on Create a restore point
  • Click System Restore, then follow the prompts until you can select a restore point

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  • Select the one you want (ideally before the Internet connection problems started) and go ahead with the process

How to stop updates from installing again?

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  • Go to Settings and choose Update and Security
  • Make sure you are in Windows Update section
  • Next to Pause updates, select the pause length you prefer

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