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Steve Pike 03-12-2013 06:44 PM

Windows7 as a Wifi hotspot
 
Hi

Can any one tell me how to make my laptop a hot spot. I am not computer savy so I don't understand the way it's printed online. I have an external amplified antenna and I can pick up wifi but the wife's Kindle can not. (happy wife, Happy life) ;O) thanks

br3nt 03-12-2013 09:09 PM

I'm not sure you can if that wifi is what's giving you an Internet connection. Afaik you can share a wired Internet connection via wifi and a wifi connection via wired connections but not a wifi connection via wifi.

hellosailor 03-12-2013 10:04 PM

Re: Windows7 as a Wifi hotspot
 
Connectify Hotspot - The Wi-Fi Software Router for Windows PCs
This might do it.

It sounds like you are using Wifi on your PC to connect to the internet via a distant Wifi router that your wife's Kindle can't reach. Normally a hot spot uses a different connection (cellular or hard wired) to reach the internet and then only uses Wifi to feed local devices. You're trying to use the one same Wifi connection to accomplish both, and that may prove problematic.

PaulinVictoria 03-12-2013 10:26 PM

Re: Windows7 as a Wifi hotspot
 
The Connectify thing should do the trick.

Steve Pike 03-14-2013 10:44 AM

Re: Windows7 as a Wifi hotspot
 
well...sounded good... gave it a try.... it caused to many conflicts and I uninstalled it......thanks though it was worth a try.

Oh ya ... I downloaded free version. cant afford paid one.

Dolby 03-22-2013 02:48 PM

Re: Windows7 as a Wifi hotspot
 
if you tinker around with the connectify it should work fine on windows7...i currently am using it to provide my girls iPad with the wifi signal i am picking up on the long range antenna....weve actually been using it with great success in the bahamas for a few months now....maybe uninstall/reinstall....every once and a while we have had to do that....oh and it is the free version

mitchbrown 03-22-2013 04:28 PM

Re: Windows7 as a Wifi hotspot
 
Windows comes with a utility called Internet Connection Sharing. If you are bringing the data in from the amplified antenna with Cat5 cable you could connect that to the Lan adaptor of the laptop then use the wireless adaptor to share the connection.

SHNOOL 03-22-2013 08:11 PM

Re: Windows7 as a Wifi hotspot
 
Set up a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network

Is this not working?


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