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Windows 7: Creating a wifi hotspot from my PC

26 Nov 2013   #1
SirDarknight

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Creating a wifi hotspot from my PC

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I am using a wireless modem and I don't have any router.I surfed google and found a lot of software and tutorial to create a wifi hotspot but none of them works.

To create hotspot using only Windows 7, I followed this tutorial but I don't have "Set Up a wireless ad hoc network" option.

If you see the following pictures, u will get the idea :

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As I said above, none of the software work for me.All of them show problems when I try to connect.
So, any solution?

Thanks in advance


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26 Nov 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirDarknight View Post
I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I am using a wireless modem and I don't have any router.I surfed google and found a lot of software and tutorial to create a wifi hotspot but none of them works.

To create hotspot using only Windows 7, I followed this tutorial but I don't have "Set Up a wireless ad hoc network" option.

If you see the following pictures, u will get the idea :

View image: Capture
View image: Capture2
http://s22.postimg.org/obce5ml01/Capture3.png

As I said above, none of the software work for me.All of them show problems when I try to connect.
So, any solution?

Thanks in advance
From the looks of it the Intel WiMax driver doesn't have an updated Windows WHQL driver. Because of this it also doesn't have the Microsoft virtual WiFi miniport adaptor which is what the adaptor uses to create the virtual access point.

I can't see which version of WiMax adaptor you are using but you might try Windows update for an updated driver for this adaptor.

When you install the updated WHQL driver you will see the virtual driver in the Device Manager and on the Network Adaptors page.

After that it should be easy to set up the access point using commands or connectify software.

Directions for setting up AdHoc.
How to Set Up an Ad Hoc Wireless Computer-to-Computer Network

More on using netsh commands to set up a virtual hotspot and Msoft virtual miniport functionality, links to connectify and more information.
http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials...-Windows-7.htm
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26 Nov 2013   #3
SirDarknight

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Thank u for ur reply, I'll let u know if it works
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26 Nov 2013   #4
SirDarknight

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

From the looks of it the Intel WiMax driver doesn't have an updated Windows WHQL driver. Because of this it also doesn't have the Microsoft virtual WiFi miniport adaptor which is what the adaptor uses to create the virtual access point.

I can't see which version of WiMax adaptor you are using but you might try Windows update for an updated driver for this adaptor.

When you install the updated WHQL driver you will see the virtual driver in the Device Manager and on the Network Adaptors page.

After that it should be easy to set up the access point using commands or connectify software.

Directions for setting up AdHoc.
How to Set Up an Ad Hoc Wireless Computer-to-Computer Network

More on using netsh commands to set up a virtual hotspot and Msoft virtual miniport functionality, links to connectify and more information.
How to: Create Wireless Hosted Networks in Windows 7
How can I make my WiMAX driver a Windows WHQL driver and how to install Microsoft virtual WiFi miniport adaptor? If I do those two things will I be able to create hotspot?

Note : My WiMAX Network Adapter is up-to-date, I checked it.

Thank You,
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27 Nov 2013   #5
SirDarknight

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

No reply,.........?
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27 Nov 2013   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirDarknight View Post
No reply,.........?
If the driver won't support the virtual WiFi then you are out of luck unless you get another adaptor that does support it.
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