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Windows 7: Need urgent help setting up laptop as wifi hotspot using ICS

06 May 2013   #1
rede96

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Need urgent help setting up laptop as wifi hotspot using ICS

Hi, I am on holiday at the moment and trying to set my lap top as a wifi hotspot.

I have two identical Acer Aspire one Laptops both running windows 7. I can only connect to the internet in the hotel room using one wired connection. So I wanted to set up one Laptop up so as a wifi hotspot to connect the other to it wirelessly and share the internet connection.

I can create the addhoc connection and turn on ICS no problem. I can connect the client laptop to the server but no matter what I do I can not get internet connection sharing to work!

I have even tried MaryFi and Connectivity software but that does not work either.

Can anyone help me out please?


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06 May 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rede96 View Post
Hi, I am on holiday at the moment and trying to set my lap top as a wifi hotspot.

I have two identical Acer Aspire one Laptops both running windows 7. I can only connect to the internet in the hotel room using one wired connection. So I wanted to set up one Laptop up so as a wifi hotspot to connect the other to it wirelessly and share the internet connection.

I can create the addhoc connection and turn on ICS no problem. I can connect the client laptop to the server but no matter what I do I can not get internet connection sharing to work!

I have even tried MaryFi and Connectivity software but that does not work either.

Can anyone help me out please?
You do realize that an Ad Hoc network is sharing a wireless connection to another wireless client?

You are trying to use ICS to create an Ad Hoc network. This isn't a supported configuration although I have seen a few people get this to work but unfortunately it's not repeatable, it's also not reliable even if they do get it to work. It's basically not a supported configuration so it's very unlikely you can get this to work reliably if at all, but if you do find a way then please report the procedure here.
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06 May 2013   #3
rede96

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You do realize that an Ad Hoc network is sharing a wireless connection to another wireless client?

You are trying to use ICS to create an Ad Hoc network. This isn't a supported configuration although I have seen a few people get this to work but unfortunately it's not repeatable, it's also not reliable even if they do get it to work. It's basically not a supported configuration so it's very unlikely you can get this to work reliably if at all, but if you do find a way then please report the procedure here.
Hi, and thanks for the reply.

I have used this setup before and had it working, although it was a while ago. I think I used MaryFi, but I have tried this again and it didn't work.

But in theory it should work as the set up I have is Laptop A is connected to the internet through the ethernet card via cable, not wireless. So once I have made the add hoc connection from Laptop B to Laptop A via wireless, Laptop B should connect to the internet via Laptop A.

But for some reason it wont
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06 May 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Connectify - Turn your PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot and Get Faster Internet

Connectify has a Pro version that may be able to do what you want but it costs money, still it's made to share a wireless connection not a wired one.

This one shows how to set up a hosted wireless network using the command prompt.

http://winsupersite.com/article/faqt...ion-wirelessly

Or you can install a virtual router.

Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 7 / 2008 R2 - Home
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06 May 2013   #5
rede96

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Connectify - Turn your PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot and Get Faster Internet this has a Pro version that may be able to do what you want but it costs money, still it's made to share a wireless connection not a wired one.

This one shows how to set up a hosted wireless network using the command prompt.

http://winsupersite.com/article/faqt...ion-wirelessly

Or you can install a virtual router.

Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 7 / 2008 R2 - Home
Thanks for that. I have not tried the command prompt yet, but the other 2 do not work. I tried the free version of Connectify, but no good.

I think I may need to give up on this
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