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When I stick in a usb wifi dongle, my computer says "usb router detected" and then I can connect to an existing network or create my own and share internet over it. I know I can share internet over wifi with a command line, but how do I detect when the usb device is plugged in? It must have some unique identifier.

I'm using a D-Link DWA-131 usb wifi adapter.

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The stick is not a router. It will function as internal WiFi for laptop. Luckily, you can make it work it like a router:

Easy way: Google search Connectify. Rest should be piece of cake.

Hard way without using any third party stuff: Take a look at answer by Paktas here: Tethering on Windows 7?

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okay, but as I said, I already know I can share internet with command line, but how do I make it happen automatically? –  just asking Oct 20 '13 at 12:02
    
does the stick show up as mass storage device? They usually have a small mass storage component with drivers.. –  tumchaaditya Oct 21 '13 at 16:15
    
It shows up as a network adapter in the corresponding section of hardware management control panel –  just asking Oct 21 '13 at 18:24

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