Latest Windows Update breaks Wi-Fi hotspot feature for some PCs


What you need to know

  • A recent Windows Update causes an issue with some PCs that prevents the Wi-Fi hotspot feature from working correctly.
  • Affected systems may lose their connection to the internet when trying to use the hotspot feature.
  • Microsoft is working on a permanent fix for the issue.

Microsoft rolled out the KB5014697 update for Windows (opens in new tab) earlier this week. Since that update shipped, Microsoft discovered a known issue with it that affects the ability to use the Wi-Fi hotspot feature.

The hotspot feature allows users to share their internet connection with other devices through Wi-Fi. It works with the host devices obtaining an internet connection through Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or a cellular data connection.

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