Windows 10 Cellular while flying ROV

For years I’ve been unable to use the built-in cellular modem in my Thinkpad while flying an ROV. As soon as I enable the cell modem, my connection to the ROV drops, and I cannot reach If I disabled the cell modem I would lose internet access, but the ROV connection would return instantly. The issue is only in Windows, Linux is able to handle this scenario just fine by default.

I’ve just found the solution, and now I’m able to use my cell modem while flying the ROV in Windows 10.

  1. Open the Windows Run dialog (Win + R) , enter regedit and press enter.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WcmSvc\Local in the left pane. Or paste that path into the address bar at the top.
  3. Right click in the right pane and select New > DWORD Value
  4. Name it fMinimizeConnections
  5. The default value of the variable is 0, leave it set to 0
  6. Close the registry editor and reboot the machine

Hopefully this helps someone else!

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Thanks for sharing this @NickNothom! :slight_smile:

I’m planning to write some docs soonish on doing internet passthrough to the vehicle via the tether, so I’ll likely add or link to these steps as tangentially relevant troubleshooting info.