windows 7 - Why can't Win7 remember my tether? New Connection Setup every time - Super User

Using my android phone tethered to my laptop for internet, I wanted to prevent Windows from incrementely increasing the network connection's name everytime I recconect the phone.

Originally posted at the link posted at the end of this blog post.


  1. Open Network & Sharing Center
  2. Change adapter settings
  3. Right click (on your tethered "Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device", in my case its "LAN-Huawei-USB")
  4. Status
  5. Details
  6. Copy the IPv4 Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway & DNS Servers (in my case it's- ipv4: 192.168.42.11, subnet: 255.255.255.0, gateway: 192.168.42.129, dns servers: 208.67.222.222 & 8.8.8.8)
  7. again Right click (on your tethered "Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device", in my case its "LAN-Huawei-USB")
  8. Properties
  9. Highlight "Internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  10. Properties
  11. Use the following IP address:
  12. enter what you copied earlier from STATUS here
  13. OK
  14. close all windows


Now your computer will stop creating Networks, mine has stopped at "Network 14"


windows 7 - Why can't Win7 remember my tether? New Connection Setup every time

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