Windows 7: Turn your Laptop as Wireless Router (Wi-Fi Hotspot)

All you need is wireless network adaptor from known manufacturers (Intel, Broadcom, etc.,) and Windows 7 on your laptop. Your can provide Internet access from Wired connection or AT&T 3G/Sprint 4g like modem to other devices.

  1. Open Command Prompt with Administrator privileges (right click and select “Run as Administrator”
  2. In the command window, type: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=KickAss-Wifi key=KickAss-Password
    Replace “KickAss-Wifi” with the name you want to use for the wireless network and replace “KickAss-Password” with your chosen password for accessing it)
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Now type: netsh wlan start hostednetwork
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Open Control Panel and go to Network and Sharing Center.
  7. Click Change Adapter Settings.
  8. Right click your Internet connection and select Properties.
  9. Click the Sharing tab.
  10. Check the box that says “Allow other network users to connect.”
  11. Choose your virtual wi-fi adapter and click OK.

Check other devices seeing your KickAss-WiFi network in Wireless Network Connection list.

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