Trying to host a network to extend the range of my home wifi network, instead of going out and spending 50 bucks on a wifi extender.
Anyways my issue occurs in that my hostednetwork does not have internet access no matter what I've tried.
What I've done
First things first, I started by starting up ICS first, as I need the DHCP server to assign IP's in the range of 192.168.137.x on my to be hostednetwork.
I then set up a hostednetwork via command line like so:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork ssid="Test" key="password" netsh wlan start hostednetwork
It works fine, I was able to test this connection by syncing my phones music collection 'over wifi' (DoubleTwist AirSync). I state this because I had originally started my hostednetwork first, which starts ICS in standalone mode, which then assigns IP's in 192.168.173.x instead, and DoubleTwist could not find my phone. Though I could've just released and renewed IP's once I had the ICS full mode started.
Anyways next step I took. I went into to network adapter settings, right clicked my wifi adapter that's connected to my home network and enabled shared internet connection with the newly created hostednetwork.
Nada, nothing happens.
I have no idea why this isn't working, every guide and support forum I've googled have done exactly what I have and it's worked for them. I'm guessing it's because I'm trying to share internet from the same adapter as I am broadcasting from. I would love to be able to broadcast from a seperate dongle (I have a spare) but windows doesn't support that natively.