I could get my Galaxy S6′s internet connection by USB tethering with my Windows 8 computer, but it is not working well on my Surface Pro 4 running Windows 10 Pro. The USB tethering feature has been turned on in the phone’s Setting. I access the device status and it shows “Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device not connected: (Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)” message. Re-connecting the device doesn’t take effects. However, sometime it tethers and the connection becomes slow and laggy, even unusable. How can fix the issues?
Then I tethers my Galaxy S6 to Android 6.0.1 tablet using a USB cable with an OTG (On The Go) adapter and everything run smoothly. So the issue is not caused by current Android systems. If you also face the Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device not connected in Windows 10, try any of the tips to troubleshoot that.
For unknown reason, Windows 10 cannot process any Wifi Access Point Name or APN name with aspace in it. To resolve the problem quickly, simply change the name of your iPhone or Android phone by using _ to repalce the aspace. For example, I used “tom’s Galaxy” before and now I change it to tom’s_Galaxy. Windows 10 finalize the connection and it works smoothly.
Windows 10 use the older version of NDIS driver during the upgraded process. You’d better update the related driver.
* From your desktop, type Device Manager into Cortana search box or Start menu, and select Device Manager from result.
* Tap or click on the + sign next to Network Adapters to expand.
* Right clicke the “Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device”, and select Update Driver Software…
* Click on “Browse my computer for driver software” > Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
* Uncheck the “Show compatible hardware” box, and higlight the Microsoft under the Manufacturer section.
* Click on the “Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device”, and click Next to start installing the latest version driver. Finally go to check if the USB tethering works.