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Windows 7: Ad Hoc

21 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Ad Hoc

Hello

You may think I'm really stupid but please help me if you can!!!

I have a laptop connected to my network wirelessly and my sister has a desktop (with wireless) but it can't connect to the network because there are too many walls between the PC and the router. So she can't connect to the internet.
I got a booster but it hasn't helped and I really don't want to have cables running through my house.

So, today, I thought about using and ad hoc connection to share my internet. My laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and the desktop has windows xp sp2.

I made an ad hoc network from my laptop and connected to it on the desktop.

My problem is the internet sharing.

When the ad hoc is on my laptop disconnects from my wireless network (the internet connection).

Is there a way that they can both be connected so I can share my internet connection.

If however there is another way to get internet on the desktop, please tell me!!!

Thanks in advance

Anton

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21 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You could use a Wireless Access Point instead. Still no cables and you won't have to share your internet connection.

Oh and...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antonczuba View Post
You may think I'm really stupid but please help me if you can!!!
Nah. You won't be called stupid on this forum I'm quite sure. We're here to help (and occasionally educate), not offend.
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23 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I used connectify but it won't allow me to share internet. Is there another Wireless Access point program that works with internet sharing???
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23 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not wireless....
But could look into powerline Ethernet.
Added expence, but they have come a long way.
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23 Mar 2011   #5

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I'd like to second the Wireless Access Point/Bridge. You would have to run wires to that (except a bridge, I believe), but it'd boost your range noticeably.

Also do Wireless Bazooka's exist anymore (I forget the technical name for them, but basically it was just an access point with a directional antenna on it)?
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23 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yup they do. Finicky and usually omni directional though.
Quick google search will turn up dozens.
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...ption-Booster/
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/h...les/41022.aspx
http://www.binarywolf.com/249/wifi_antennas.htm
Many, many more.
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23 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antonczuba View Post
I used connectify but it won't allow me to share internet. Is there another Wireless Access point program that works with internet sharing???
It's not a program mate, a Wireless Access Point is hardware. It's a small device connected to your router so computers and such which are relatively far away from your computer can connect wirelessly to the access point which connects them to the router.

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Also do Wireless Bazooka's exist anymore (I forget the technical name for them, but basically it was just an access point with a directional antenna on it)?
Don't know if they still exist, they probably do, but they're far from popular, lol.
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23 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am not sure if you are using DSL or CABLE... but i am sure you have multiple outlets in the house.


Is there any possible way that you can move the Cable or DSL to a different location so that it will benefit you both...

I understand that you don't want to run wires, so why not use the wires that are already strung in the house.
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