Microsoft has added a new familiar issue to its official Health Dashboard page, affecting its operating system’s Wi-Fi hotspot feature.
Affected Windows 10 and 11 machines, the bug was introduced earlier this month with a Windows update released by the company.
“After installing KB5014697, Windows devices may be disabled [to] Use the Wi-Fi hotspot feature. “
For context, UpdateReleased June 14, fixes various security issues.
“This update includes various security improvements to the internal OS functionality. No additional issues were reported for this disclosure, “Windows wrote in a blog post.
The new patch also enhances the servicing stack on Windows 11 machines (the component that installs Windows Update).
“Servicing Stack Update (SSU) ensures that you have a powerful and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates.”
As far as errors are concerned, when trying to use the hotspot feature after installing the update, the host device may lose connection to the Internet after connecting a client device.
Windows has published a detailed list of affected platforms and related versions, available at this link Here.
The technology giant also said it was investigating the bug and would provide an update on an upcoming release.
In the meantime, Microsoft has suggested a ‘workout’ for this issue, which is basically to close the feature.
“To fix the problem and restore Internet access to the host device, you can disable the Wi-Fi hotspot feature.”
Alternatively, users can try to roll back the Windows update (not recommended) and wait for the tech giant to release an official fix.
The bug comes just weeks after Microsoft discovered a new version of the Sysrv botnet. A few days later, cybersecurity software provider 360 Total Security issued an advisory warning to Windows 11 users that the Magnibar ransomware had been upgraded to target Microsoft’s latest operating system.