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Windows 7: Connectify - Internet Sharing Made Easy

06 Apr 2010   #1
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 
Connectify - Internet Sharing Made Easy

I figured I'd post about this, I just came across it and it seems quite useful. Basically, it creates an alternative to an Ad-Hoc network. An Ad-Hoc network normally allows you to share an internet connection from one device (ethernet) through another device (wifi card) to any computers in the area.

Connectify actually simplifies and enhances this entire process. Instead of forcing you to use two devices (ethernet/wifi) to share your connection, you can share a wireless internet connection through that very same wifi card.

Another plus is the fact that it doesn't create an actual Ad-Hoc network. It creates a Hotspot which shows up on other computers as a real network. In addition to that, it uses WPA2 encryption and is very easy to set up.

Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot


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06 Apr 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Interesting. Thanks for the link. Since my home group is working well and guests can join my net (if I supply the password), I will leave well enough alone.
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09 Apr 2010   #3
afrozenminute

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

THanks man! this help me a lot.
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24 Dec 2010   #4
rbisawa

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

I'm using connectify on my win 7 laptop with ease...its very easy to setup. I connect my wifi enabled android mobile to my laptop & use the laptop's wired internet to surf the net on my mobile.
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24 Dec 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Here is the manual method to create an AP on your Windows 7 machine. This is for people who like doing things the hard way, or just people who like using the command prompt for everything.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly
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