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Windows 7: How to connect to two WLANs with one wireless adapter??


28 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to connect to two WLANs with one wireless adapter??

I have seached everywhere trying to find instructions on how to connect to two WLANs with one wireless network adapter but I haven't been able to find anything.

Apparently this is possible using the Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter - but how?

The reason is that I have two WLANs - one is a router which connects network attached storage, the other is a router connecting the internet.

Internet WLAN Gateway = 192.168.1.1
NAS WLAN Gateway = 192.168.0.254

An explanation of how I could maintain my connection to the internet WLAN while still being able to access data on the NAS through the NAS WLAN would be excellent.

Thank you!!

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28 Dec 2011   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Question unclear (or at least to me)

Do you need CONCURRENT access to both LANS or individual access.

I assume you need concurrent access -- so you need to turn something into a "Hotspot".

Try this piece of FREE software -- I think it should do what you want.

The Free version should enable "Shared Internet".

(If it's not applicable -- well I'm not 100% clear in what you want to do !!).

Features - Connectify

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi - yes, I want to connect to both wireless networks *at the same time* ...

I tried Connectify - but this seems to simply be an application to create a hotspot - I don't see an option to either connect concurrently to two wireless networks, or to act as a bridge between two or anything like that.. If this does do that - could you provide further instruction?

Thanks.
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28 Dec 2011   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi have a read of this and see if it helps About the Wireless Hosted Network

About the Wireless Hosted Network
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28 Dec 2011   #5

 

You'll need to interlink the two routers to do what you want to. Depending on their specifications this may or may not be possible. You certainly cannot connect one WiFi adapter to two networks simultaneously, only in turn.
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29 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Agreed...if you want to connect to two separate wireless routers simultaneously, you need two wireless adapters in your PC.

It really does make more sense combining the two WLANs into one, and I can't really think of any reason why this shouldn't be possible...
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