I need to connect my laptop to the Internet by tethering through my smartphone, I'm using a Galaxy GT-S7270 with Android 4.2.2, a laptop with Windows 7 and a tablet with Windows 8.
Whenever I try to use the WIFI hotspot, while I can connect and access the internet with my tablet the laptop gets a limited access after connecting to the smartphone.
This behavior stays the same of I try to tether form another device, like for example my roommate's I-Phone or a WIFI signal coming from it laptop through a certain software (which in fact doesn't work for my tablet either).
If I try to use USB tether, as soon as I activate it from the menu in Android, the file manager of Windows doesn't list my device anymore, if I deactivate the USB tether the device is listed again.
This happens for both MTP and PNP protocols, in addition the PTP protocol trigger a warning saying that there are problems with the drivers of the dev ice.
The laptop doesn't have a Bluetooth transmitter.
I won't have access to any other access point but the smartphone for a while, what can I do to connect my laptop to the internet?
EDIT: I had success downloading some unofficial drivers from the Internet and using them to make a USB tether.
Still, the same drivers don't work on the tablet and the whole process has been a series of random attempts.
Since I still don't have a "method" and the reasons of a certain connection working on a certain device and others not working, I will leave the question here.