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Windows 7: Laptop = Router?


20 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 
Laptop = Router?

I am asking this thread because my sis bf got back the ps3 and its really bugging the hell outta me. I still got the xbox 360 slim wireless built in. So what i am asking is, how can i turn my laptop into a router? I am currently connected to my network and i cant use my xbox 360 to my network while the ps3 is a bandwith hog and it kicks my xbox out of live. I hate it. So i wanna know, how can i use the same laptop connection to my network and share it wirelessly to my xbox 360 slim? I know the other method of just using ethernet cable but i dont wanna bug it with that. I rather do it wirelessly.

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20 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

1) Open a command-prompt with administrator privileges.
2) Type netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=test key=testkey and press enter.
3) Open the networking control panel. Select the interface that currently has Internet connection (like your Ethernet or normal wifi), enable "Sharing", and then select the special "hosted" interface.
4) In the command prompt type netsh wlan start hostednetwork
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20 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Or create an adhoc connection from Network and sharing centre for your wireless card and share the internet from the ethernet!
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20 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tezlewis View Post
Or create an adhoc connection from Network and sharing centre for your wireless card and share the internet from the ethernet!
My way's cooler and will get you more chicks
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20 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
I am asking this thread because my sis bf got back the ps3 and its really bugging the hell outta me. I still got the xbox 360 slim wireless built in. So what i am asking is, how can i turn my laptop into a router? I am currently connected to my network and i cant use my xbox 360 to my network while the ps3 is a bandwith hog and it kicks my xbox out of live. I hate it. So i wanna know, how can i use the same laptop connection to my network and share it wirelessly to my xbox 360 slim? I know the other method of just using ethernet cable but i dont wanna bug it with that. I rather do it wirelessly.
You can actually do better than just sharing the internet, you can use your laptop to broadcast a wireless signal that your Xbox can connect too by using connectify. It's more like creating a wireless access point.

Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
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21 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Thanks guys. It worked. Now i can use my laptop instead of my router since the stupid ps3 is a bandwith hog >_>
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21 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
Thanks guys. It worked. Now i can use my laptop instead of my router since the stupid ps3 is a bandwith hog >_>
Which option did you use?
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21 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
Thanks guys. It worked. Now i can use my laptop instead of my router since the stupid ps3 is a bandwith hog >_>
Which option did you use?
both the command prompt and the ad hoc network.
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