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So ... the easiest way to create a WiFi network on Windows 7 is using ICS.
However, I'd like to create a simple WiFi network to make my computer work as a router. In Linux (generically, but I've done this in Ubuntu 8.10 or so, with atheros) you can set your WiFi card into "router" mode.

Why do I want to do this?
I can't make my Kindle connect to my PC otherwise. It needs a WiFi network, and I have only got an ad hoc network in my home. (Note: I'm using the latest, 3.2.1 firmware on the Kindle.)

My WiFi card: Intel 5100 AGN 1x2 MC Wireless WiFi Adapter (Lenovo - MOW2)
Host OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1 - Professional

I don't mind a solution that costs, except for buying a router.

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"work as a Wifi AP" would be a more common term –  grawity Sep 1 '11 at 10:26
    
I'll edit the question, ty! –  Shiki Sep 1 '11 at 10:57
    
Are you trying to turn your computer into an access point or a router? For an access point, just set your WiFi card into AP mode, if it supports it. And ICS doesn't make a WiFi network -- it provides Internet sharing over any type of existing network. –  David Schwartz Sep 1 '11 at 18:54

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Virtual Router should do what you want!

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Personally, I would most likely use ICS, that being said, obviously this actually requires infrastructure or an ad-hoc network. Using this program allows you to create a virtual router.

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Hmm nice. I have found Connectify also after a long Google trip. Which one should I use? :) –  Shiki Sep 1 '11 at 10:56
    
@Shiki They both use the same APIs inside Windows - use whichever one you are most comfortable with... I wa also trying to look for connectify (I have used both in the past) but I couldn't think of its name! I think connectify gives a few more options, especially around security, but, both work very well. –  William Hilsum Sep 1 '11 at 11:06

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