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Windows 7: use computer as hotspot

11 Sep 2010   #1
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
use computer as hotspot

i was wondering if it was possible to use my computer as a hotspot so that i can use my ipod, my computer has internet through ethernet


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11 Sep 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sure it is possible using this software called connectify. It's supposed to work really well.
Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
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12 Sep 2010   #3
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Sure it is possible using this software called connectify. It's supposed to work really well.
Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
have you used this software because my ipod connects to the network but none of the apps that require wifi update, they just say "update failed" or "not connected to internet" but i am connected to my network in settings on my ipod
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12 Sep 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Everyone says it works for them but I havn't tried it out so I'm not really sure how to fix your particular problem.
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12 Sep 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

theski,

Here's a nice write-up on doing this:
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/totw/whn.asp
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14 Apr 2011   #6
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I am "reactivating" this thread because i am still having the same problem as before, even with the new V2.2.0 of connectifyme. If any one knows what is wrong please help me!!!!!
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14 Apr 2011   #7
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you using a laptop or a desktop? I would just create an ad hoc wifi network, and then bridge it from a hard connection.
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14 Apr 2011   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Here's an interesting tool from a Microsofr MVP, Chris Pietschmann: Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 7 / 2008 R2

Works fine on my 32-bit rig, never got it working on a 64-bit although it should work on both. When it works it's the simplest possible solution.

Kari
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14 Apr 2011   #9
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theski232 View Post
I am "reactivating" this thread because i am still having the same problem as before, even with the new V2.2.0 of connectifyme. If any one knows what is wrong please help me!!!!!
Had the same problem with that version...I used to connect my N95 via connectifyme...after they updated their software i had several connection problems such as server not found....what i did was uninstall the new version, and install the 1st version......better try it without password first, then experiment with wep or wpa...my N95 works with wep security and my N97 works with wpa...
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02 Oct 2011   #10
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I just retried this because I barely get any 3G coverage in my dorm.
It still isn't working, I'm unable to create the network. Can my wireless card even create the network (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN). this is what happens, see attached.


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