Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion
this program connectify
will give your second PC / tablet or any other wifi enabled device access to the internet through your pc. example:
your router is downstairs and your pc is on the second flour you are up in the bedroom next to the room with your tablet/device, so you connect using the pc as a hotspot giving you better connection and speed. (its working great on my windows 7 64 bit pc.) LINKS Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot - About Connectify - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com Connectify - Reviews and free Connectify downloads at Download.com
Connectify is a free and easy to use software router for Windows 7 computers. With Connectify, users can wirelessly share any Internet connection: a cable modem, a cellular card, or even another Wi-Fi network. Other Wi-Fi enabled devices including laptops, smart phones, music players, and gaming systems can see and join your Connectify hotspot just like any other Wi-Fi access point and are kept safe and secure by password-protected WPA2 Encryption.
Sad. So much in Windows 7 lies just beneath the surface waiting to be discovered. Opportunistic charlatans write a simple GUI facade and claim that functionality for their own. This is a prime example. With a few simple console commands Windows 7 can do everything that this "connectify" thing can. Try this:
1) Start, type "cmd" and press ctrl+shift+enter. That will run an elevated command prompt and may trigger a User Account Control window.
2) Type "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<name> key=<password>" and press enter. Substitute <name> for the name of the access point you want to create and <password> as it's WPA2-Personal AES passphrase.
3) Type "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" and press enter.
4) Note that an access point named <name> as appeared on other wifi enabled devices nearby.
The same caveats as "connectify" apply: WPA2-Personal encryption using the AES cypher ONLY and you must use a WHQL-certified WiFi adapter and driver.
To disable the access point open an elevated command prompt as in step 1 above, type "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow" and press enter.