Solved

Share Window 7 /Window 8 wifi network

Posted on 2014-11-21
10
352 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-27
Is it possible to setup my Window 7 /8 to share my internet connection to other device and form a internal wireless network with those devices ?

If not, is there any tool that can achieve this ?

Tks
0
Comment
Question by:AXISHK
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
10 Comments
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40458868
How do you get internet now?  Truly the EASIEST way by far is to put a wireless router on your internet modem and then allow devices to access it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:AXISHK
ID: 40458899
I have a web server setup on my laptop and I want some devices to connect to my laptop (server) so that I can show it to my customers for presentation.

Main objective is to access my web server but in case my client should provide the internet connection, it will be great for other device to make sure of it.

Tks
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40458917
You can use a small wireless router even without internet. Connect your computer to it and allow devices to connect to the router. They could see your web server from there. Such a router can be small enough to go in a briefcase.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40458923
Look for something such as below powered from a USB port. More or less made for what you are trying to do.

http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/?model=TL-WR702N

I set up a Google search for smallest wireless router.
0
 

Author Comment

by:AXISHK
ID: 40458933
With any h/w equipment, it is possible to use my wifi in Window to form a internal network , similar to hotpot in mobile ?

Tks
0
Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 250 total points
ID: 40458936
The WiFi card is a receiver, not a transmitter, so it is not likely you could do this. Even a phone that is a hotspot makes a connection to the computer by a USB connection.
0
 
LVL 88

Assisted Solution

by:rindi
rindi earned 250 total points
ID: 40459109
Open the network and sharing center, select "Set up a new connection or network", scroll to "Set up a wireless ad-hoc (computer to computer) network, click on "next" twice, give your temporary "Access Point" a name and a WPA2 security key, click on "next, then on close. You should now be able to see the ad-hoc access point from other PC's with a wireless NIC and connect to it via the key.
0
 

Author Comment

by:AXISHK
ID: 40459315
Can't find the option that you mention, any idea ?

Tks
AdHoc.png
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 40459359
What is your OS? On a Windows 7 PC of mine, it is available, on a Windows 8.1 it isn't (maybe the feature has been removed with Windows 8.x).
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40469931
@AXISHK  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
While working, an annoying popup showing below will come and we cannot cancel or close it form the screen. The error message will come again and again.
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now