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Windows 7: I created an ad-hoc network (wireless for 2 laptops), it worked fine - we could use the internet with no problems. The next day I tried to make again the ad-hoc network, I went through all the steps I did before, BUT, when I’m asked for network name, I put it there and then it just creates the network with local access only! It doesn’t even ask me anymore if I want to share the internet connection.

I don’t know what to do now, suggestions?

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The simpler solution is to use something like VirtualRouter or Connectify, which use Windows 7's virtual WiFi support to create an access point using your wireless card. This allows other computers to connect as if they were using a regular wireless access point, without any ad-hoc networks.

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@nhinkle: thanks! – studiohack Dec 18 '10 at 20:32
No problem, happy to contribute! – nhinkle Dec 18 '10 at 21:18

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