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    Talking Create your LAPTOP as WIFI hotspot and SHare LAN / Wired Internet

    Hello Folks found this interesting article on internet do tell me whether it works or not.
    This article will help you convert your Windows XP and Vista based laptop in a Wireless HotSpot. One you setup your laptop as HotSpot then you do not need a router, switch, hub, etc… to form a network, in fact other laptops or PC’s can connect or access the internet through this newly created HotSpot

    What do I need to set a HotSpot?

    1. Active Cable Internet
    2. Laptop
    3. WiFi on Laptop
    4. Wired net connection

    Once you have all the above things mentioned, you are all set to follow the steps:

    How to setup HotSpot on Windows Vista:

    1. Got to Control Panel
    2. Click on “Network and Sharing Centre”
    3. Under Tasks choose “Setup New Connection”
    4. Wireless “Ad-hoc network”
    5. Now type in a “Network Name”
    6. Choose “WEP” password if you don’t want to share the connection with the entire world
    7. Click “Internet connection sharing”
    8. Done!

    Now a WiFi enabled machine will be able to connect to the network you have just setup with the WEP password

    Lets setup a HotSpot on a Windows XP machine:

    1. Go into Control panel
    2. Open “Network Connections”
    3. Right click on "Wireless Connection" and click on "Properties"
    4. Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab and select the check-box which says “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings”
    5. Under “Prefered networks” click “Add”
    6. Type a name in “Network name” text box
    7. Select “Shared” from the options under “Network Authentication”
    8. Under Data encryption select “WEP” and type in your password in “Network Key” field and now click "OK"
    9. Now the new HotSpot should show in the list of preferred networks.
    10. Click on the “Advance” button and select “Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only" and press close
    11. Hit “OK”, we are done with the wireless connection properties

    One more step, we have to change something in the wired connection setting so that it knows that it has to share connection with the computers accessing our HotSpot.

    1. Go to local Area Connections, right click it and select properties
    2. Go to the “Advanced” tab and under Internet Connection Sharing check the box which says “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection” and make sure the box under that is NOT selected so that no one can disable the network remotely.
    3. Hit “OK”

    I hope this helps setting up a wireless connection without a WiFi router. Have FuN!

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    Hello Folks found this interesting article on internet
    Please give the link to the website , on which you have based this article.
    2.
    I don't need even a cable BB / Land line BB connection/ adsl modem/wifi router to access OTHER wifi Networks in Range.
    Unfortunately all are secured !
    Using only Laptop with a wifi adapter .

    And when I connect my Internet, others cannot access in wifi mode due to security key WPA .used by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    Please give the link to the website , on which you have based this article.
    2.
    I don't need even a cable BB / Land line BB connection/ adsl modem/wifi router to access OTHER wifi Networks in Range.
    Unfortunately all are secured !
    Using only Laptop with a wifi adapter .

    And when I connect my Internet, others cannot access in wifi mode due to security key WPA .used by me.
    How to convert your laptop into a Wireless HotSpot?

    I feel this article explains that if you havea wired lan internet connection you can use your laptop to broadcast the internet to others , I mean make the laptop work as a router, so in your case you are using laptop to use internet i.e internet is coming to your laptop and not going from your laptop whereas in the article it says that

    WIRED LAN INTERNET CONNECTION --- WIFI LAPTOP --- (SHARING INTERNET VIA WIFI TO OTHER LAPTOPS,,

    here the laptop will function as a router, you will be using internet and as a router you can enable others to use internet , your wired internet through the wifi procedure mentioned above,

    PS. I have not yet tried it , as I dont have proper equipment once I try it will confirm to you.
    Last edited by Admin; 21st March 2012 at 04:29 AM.

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    hhhmmmm....
    Not preety sure about this...
    will check it out....
    as far as above things mentioned I guess I have all of them. only one more laptop needed that I can Arrange...
    Bye.

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    Thumbs up mhotspot

    actlly i hav an android phone and i want to share my internet over my wifii lappy...

    finally i have found a software for this without even installing this...it is..
    Last edited by Admin; 21st March 2012 at 04:33 AM.

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    I did all the above steps (widows XP)
    but still when i search in my andriod for wifi connections, i am not able to detect my laptop

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    Plzzz use Connectify-me software...it is best for Wifi Hotspot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkthesoulshaker View Post
    Plzzz use Connectify-me software...it is best for Wifi Hotspot.
    thanks for the reply. but it is paid app.

    are there any free apps?

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    You can download and use Connectify Lite. It is a free version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    You can download and use Connectify Lite. It is a free version.
    thanks again for the reply

    i installed Connectify Lite. but for any of the features it says to upgrade to Pro. added to that my basic browsing got cut.

    please guide

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