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My laptop is connected to my school WiFi but somehow my Android phone cannot access the WiFi (My phone can connect to WiFi in other places, so I guess it must have something to do the setting)

So, I would like to share wireless internet connection on my laptop to my Android phone over WiFi too. I tried Connectify but apparently, it is not compatible with either my laptop (Lenovo Idea Pad Y450 20020) or my Android phone.

My alternative would be to use a wireless router to do it. I found one online which seems to be doing the exact thing I want: ASUS 802.11b/g/n Portable Wireless Router (WL-330N) But I am not sure whether it does. What specs should I be looking at when buying a router so that I can make sure it does precisely what I want as described above?

Thank you

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If you want to share the internet from your laptop, you should try to connect your laptop with ethernet and then make an ad-hoc connection allowing users connecting trough internet from your computer... Have you tried something like that? – poz2k4444 Sep 30 '12 at 5:30
Have you tried using the Internet Connection Sharing ? (I never used it, but thought that it is for this purpose, it will make your computer as access point for other devices) – Ankit Mishra Sep 30 '12 at 8:07

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