June 2022 Patch Tuesday brought several Windows Cumulative Updates, including KB5014699. It targets PCs running Windows 10 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2.
We find a long list of fixes. Microsoft offers solutions to problems by patching dozens of security vulnerabilities. The firm also acknowledged that there could be problems after installing it. According to the latest release note update, a bug affecting Wi-Fi has been discovered. KB5014699 may “break” the functionality of the Wi-Fi hotspot in the operating system.
This failure is not trivial.
Windows 10 and KB5014699 Wi-Fi issues
Installing KB5014699 may prevent you from using this Wi-Fi hotspot feature. Reports are accumulated in the Feedback HUB.
After installing KB5014699, I’m having trouble resetting network connections every 5 minutes. This includes RDP sessions, SMB sessions, and a session between the bridge and the IoT device. When I disabled the network bridge that I need to work with the IoT device, the problem disappeared.
Enabling Internet Connection Sharing interrupts the ability to access the Internet on the computer using the connection. Even sites running on localhost spin forever and expire.
Microsoft has quietly acknowledged this bug by updating the list of known issues for KB5014699. It is explained that users may encounter unexpected problems when using the Wi-Fi hotspot function. The host device may lose its connection to the Internet. If you are a victim, there is a workaround to restore internet access to the host device. Just turn off the Wi-Fi hotspot feature.
To do this, go to this address
Settings > Network & Internet hotspot > Mobile.
In the “Share my internet connection with” section, make sure “Share my internet connection with other devices” is disabled.
Added to this problem is another problem. This makes it impossible to connect using Azure Active Directory (AAD). This affects applications and services. This may include VPN connections, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneDrive, and Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft explains
After installing this update on a Windows Arm device, you may not be able to sign in with Azure Active Directory (AAD). Applications and services that use Azure Active Directory to connect may also be affected. Some scenarios that may be affected are VPN connections, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneDrive, and Microsoft Outlook.