How to convert your laptop into a wireless hot spot

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by binoyxj, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

    Hey while i was browsing i came across this blog entry and found it interesting.Could any one here confirm this !!!

    Did you know that your laptop can function as a wireless hot spot? As long as your laptop runs both Ethernet and Wi-Fi at the same time, it can work as a wireless hot spot.

    But why would you want to convert your laptop into a hot spot? Imagine a situation where there are several people, probably attending a conference, but there is just one ethernet connection. How could everybody connect to the internet? Simple, convert one of the laptops into a hot spot and share the single ethernet connection with everyone else.


    Let’s see how to do that. It is actually much easier than you would imagine.

    In Windows Vista:

    * Connect the laptop to the internet using the ethernet cable.
    * Open the control panel and go into the Network and Sharing Center.
    * Set up a new connection called a wireless ad hoc network.
    * Give it a name and setup the desired security options.
    * Deselect Save this Network.
    * Finally, click on Turn on Internet Connection Sharing.
    * Now anyone can connect to your laptop’s Wi-Fi.

    In Windows XP:

    * Make sure your laptop is connected to the Internet using the ethernet cable.
    * Go to Control Panel and open up Network Connections.
    * Right-click on your wireless connection and select Properties.
    * On the Wireless Networks tab, check Use Windows to configure my wireless network setting.
    * Under Preferred networks, click Add, and name your network.
    * Select shared, and provide a password.
    * Click the Advanced button and select Computer-to-Computer (ad hoc) networks only.
    * Go back to the Network Connections control panel and open the Properties dialog for your wired internet connection.
    * Go to the Advanced menu and check the box next to Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.

  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    haven't tried this but if it works it's a very nice find
  3. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

    Thank you perris :). I think this will work fine.
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    it works ok just some times the DHCP can mess up. its just bridging the connections and making an ad hoc network with forwarded net.

    done it many times. works great when your router dies ha ha ha.
  5. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

    How is the speed while browsing ?