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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 ?

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by:John Hurst
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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.
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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.

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

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

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by:rindi
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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).
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@AXISHK  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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