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Windows 7: Creating an Ad Hoc network on Windows 7 Starter

10 Jul 2010   #1

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Creating an Ad Hoc network on Windows 7 Starter


I am trying to create an ad hoc network from my windows 7 starter netbook, so i can share my 3g internet connection with other wireless devices (ipod, etc).

I have managed to create the ad hoc network, (by typing in ad hoc in the 'start' search bar)

However at the end of the 'setup' when it asks if i would like to share the computers internet connection, i click yes, but it then comes up with the following message:

"you don't have enough privileges to configure internet connection sharing"

Even though I am logged in as the administrator. I have done a quick google search for the problem and found a few others with the same problem, however none have a solution.

Do any of you guys/girls know how to do it?



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10 Jul 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

I suggest you try Connectify instead. Instead of broadcasting a pseudo network, it allows you to use the same wireless card you're connected to the internet with to broadcast a wireless hotspot. This makes it much easier to connect to and it's much easier to set up.

Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
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10 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Starter

Somebody suggested connectify on another forum, but it doesnt work on windows 7 starter, unfortunately.
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10 Jul 2010   #4


When it says to share the internet connection, uncheck or disable it. I have it unchecked or disabled all time, my iPhone can still use my broadband thru wifi.
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