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I have Windows 7 installed on my Dell Inspiron laptop. I want to share internet on my home through wireless!

I can share files but I can not share Internet! How to do it?


I have wired connection (and using dial to connect)

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If you have a wired connection to your laptop, you can use it to share your internet wirelessly, by creating a wireless hotspot...

VirtualRouter or Connectify will do this.

Virtual Router is a free, open source software based router for PCs running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Using Virtual Router, users can wirelessly share any internet connection (Wifi, LAN, Cable Modem, Dial-up, Cellular, etc.) with any Wifi device (Laptop, Smart Phone, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android Phone, Zune, Netbook, wireless printer, etc.) These devices connect to Virtual Router just like any other access point, and the connection is completely secured using WPA2 (the most secure wireless encryption.)

Another option is an ad-hoc network. Step-by-step tutorial from Microsoft:

Set up a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network

I've used ad-hoc networks successfully to share Internet wirelessly.

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+1 because I didn't know about VirtualRouter. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Mar 18 '11 at 17:31
Last I checked VirtualRouter (and all similar variants) need a certain class of wireless card that is able to operate in AP (a.k.a. master or hostednetwork) mode. Not all can. If the wireless card doesn't support that, it won't work at all. – Hyppy Mar 18 '11 at 18:04
@studiohack It doesn't work and failed! – undone Mar 18 '11 at 19:54
@Aseman: the other thing to try is to set up an ad-hoc network...will update post. – studiohack Mar 18 '11 at 20:01
@studiohack Thanks! I created ad hoc before but how to share internet? – undone Mar 18 '11 at 20:19

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