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Windows 7: How do I share my Laptop's Internet Connection with my Android phone

04 Oct 2017   #1
SKG

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
How do I share my Laptop's Internet Connection with my Android phone

I would like to share my Sony Vaio's internet with my Lenovo phone. How do i do it?


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04 Oct 2017   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

If your Vaio is using an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet, then it can share that connection via "ad-hoc networking.

Here is some helpful information:

https://www.howtogeek.com/214080/how...wi-fi-hotspot/
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04 Oct 2017   #3
SKG

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I am using an Ethernet cable and my laptop is running Windows7.
I went to the above url. It pointed to a more detailed tutorial at this url:Share an Internet Connection Between Wireless Machines with an Ad Hoc Network in Windows 7

I went through the steps but while the wireless network on my laptop says "waiting for users",my phone is not picking up that network on the list of available networks.
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04 Oct 2017   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I'm sorry that I can't help you further on this. I don't have any hands-on experience with sharing my internet connection.

It is odd that it would tell you "waiting for users"; it is as if your laptop is actively looking for devices that want to connect. All of my experience with wifi hotspots has been that a wifi hotspot never actively looks for devices that want to connect; it simply waits passively for devices which want to connect; the device wanting to connect is what is actively seeking the connection.

If this was Bluetooth, then I would not be surprised with either the host or the device actively seeking the connection; you can work it either way with Bluetooth. But with wifi, the host is always the passive component, and the device is always the active component.
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04 Oct 2017   #5
SKG

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

The tutorial you referred me to has screenshots saying that's what the created ad-hoc networks should be saying. So it is apparently not unusual. No idea why is it so though.
Anyway, thanks for trying, Mr. Phelps.
Can anyone else help me out on this?
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04 Oct 2017   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

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04 Oct 2017   #7
SKG

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I had already posted that URL. It's the one I ended up using. The first one you posted was a summary for all Windows versions. This one was a Windows & specific one. This did not help.
Thanks anyway.
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