Hi, I am having one heck of a problem. Well, my friend is but she's not technically inclined.
I set up her Win 8 PC to start a wireless network using a USB. For the past 9 months or longer, her Kindle as well as her Chromecast, were using this wireless network for downloading books and streaming movies respectively through a shared Internet connection. Out of the blue, things stopped working. I was able to find that the "netsh wlan start" command was failing. Why it never failed before, I don't know. Regardless, she did a system restore back as much as 2 weeks, even though it just started failing, but still it continues to fail. I tried enabling the virtual adapter, a suggestion I found on the web, and it does start (the USB flashes), but her Kindle will not connect. I've looked at her real adapter properties and it had the sharing option turned off, which I seem to remember I had it turned on when I first set this up. I tried to set it on, but it tells me protocols must be installed and enabled, and I didn't want to mess with that in case she lost her connection altogether. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.