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Windows 7: Creating a hotspot

21 Jan 2015   #1
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Creating a hotspot

I happened to come across this thread -

I want to share the internet connection from PC to a wireless router

The person who recommended it, doesn't seem to want to respond to my question. (Post 7)

I thought this would be able to create a hotspot and be able to allow me to use my laptop away from home by connecting to my home pc router.

Thanks,

Paul


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21 Jan 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I thought this would be able to create a hotspot and be able to allow me to use my laptop away from home by connecting to my home pc router.
I think you misunderstand what the program can do. The PC where this program is installed must have an internet connection in the first place - e.g. a desktop hardwired to a modem. Then the program can simulate a router capability.

But if you are away from your internet connection somewhere in the forest, it will do nothing.
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21 Jan 2015   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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I thought this would be able to create a hotspot and be able to allow me to use my laptop away from home by connecting to my home pc router.
I think you misunderstand what the program can do. The PC where this program is installed must have an internet connection in the first place - e.g. a desktop hardwired to a modem. Then the program can simulate a router capability.

But if you are away from your internet connection somewhere in the forest, it will do nothing.
I've got my PC connected to my modem/router and it already recognizes my laptop by the wireless connection.

So I guess this program is only to convert a modem without a router?
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21 Jan 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right, that's how I read it.
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21 Jan 2015   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thanks for your help.

It seemed too good to be true.

I guess what confused me is that the program said you would be able to use your cell phone to connect to the Internet.

Since cell phones already have Internet, what's the need for this?

Paul
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24 Jan 2015   #6
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
I guess what confused me is that the program said you would be able to use your cell phone to connect to the Internet.

Since cell phones already have Internet, what's the need for this?

Paul
It means use your cell phones Internet connection and share it with your PC or Laptop. As for Cell phones having internet connections mine does not I have a new Android Samsung Galaxy Core LTE with out a data plan where I live they want about $50 for 1 or 2 gigs if I want internet I use wifi
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24 Jan 2015   #7
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

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It means use your cell phones Internet connection and share it with your PC or Laptop. As for Cell phones having internet connections mine does not I have a new Android Samsung Galaxy Core LTE with out a data plan where I live they want about $50 for 1 or 2 gigs if I want internet I use wifi
Still don't understand the need for Internet sharing with your PC in your home. - why not just use your PC or laptop for that?
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24 Jan 2015   #8
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

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Still don't understand the need for Internet sharing with your PC in your home. - why not just use your PC or laptop for that?
Believe it or not some people cannot get internet in their home I even heard about some people that cant get internet at all some people cant even get cell phones just to make a simple phone call
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24 Jan 2015   #9
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

If they don't have Internet in their home, creating a hotspot won't help.
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24 Jan 2015   #10
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

WOW just WOW
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