So my issue. Sitting at work I have my overseas smartphone & my local (CN) mobile. I want to keep up to date with wife etc by using the apps on the smartphone by using the wifi from my PC. Now my old win 7 HP laptop had an app for that... but my new ASUS win 8.1 doesn't. After a bit of research I found that windows 8 that has a little gem called Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adaptor. You can use this to create a virtual router on your PC to share the internet via wifi.
All setup, can connect the phone - but the kicker is that I cannot surf or connect to anything on the smartphone. Any ideas? I've got a Samsung Note II, which connects fine to my home wifi and to wifi network at the hotel.