Windows 10 USB tethering problems with Android phones. [Resolved]


Windows 10 selected an older NDIS driver in default so that after connecting to the internet with USB tethering, it becomes extremely laggy and unusable.

How to reproduce:

1. Connect an Android Phone to your computer.

2. Turn on USB tethering on your phone.

How to resolve:

1. Open Device Manager

2. Go to Network Adapters

3. Right click "Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device" and select "Update"

4. Choose "Browse my Computer for driver software"

5. Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"

6. Uncheck "show compatible hardware"

7. In the manufacturer section, select Microsoft

8. Choose the "Remote NDIS Compatible Device" model and click Next

Known devices having this issue:

1. Google Pixel

2. Asus Zenfone 3

Testing environment:

Windows 10 Pro Build 15031.0


Just posting this in case someone encountered the same issue.


Discussion Info

Last updated June 7, 2020 Views 45,005 Applies to:
Thankyou Thank you Thank you! Worked a treat.
There is no problem if you install Smart Switch first. It installs the newest drivers

This fix resolved my issue of Windows 10 Network & Sharing Center becoming very laggy when PC is connected to my Google Pixel. "Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device" constantly stuck at "Identifying...." and no internet connectivity available.

To update the driver I used this procedure:

1. Open Control Panel -> Network & Internet -> Network Connections

2. Right-click "Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device", click "Properties"

3. Click "Configure", go to "Driver" tab, click "Update Driver"

4. Select "Remote NDIS Compatible Device" driver as per steps 4-8 above.

Thanks very much for this fix!

Thank you, this solved my problem with LG G4
This did not work for my Samsung galaxy note 8. Tried all the Microsoft and Samsung drivers. None fixed it.  strange cause it was originally working fine and then just stopped. No idea why