I have a laptop I use as a home server for various purposes.
The WiFi card is just sitting there useless and I thought I could improve my WiFi signal for the other devices by bridging the WiFi to the physical LAN connection somehow (bridge not allowed on right-click though) while having it act as an Access Point (bridge, not NAT so not Internet Connection Sharing).
To make things clear I would like WiFi clients to be bridged (layer 2) to the rest of the house. A DHCP and an internet gateway are naturally already present on the home network and I would like to keep using those for any clients of this WiFi network.
I tried using netshan wlan hostednetwork but I’m stuck at even starting it. I couldn’t figure out how to bridge it either:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=server key=******* The hosted network mode has been set to allow. The SSID of the hosted network has been successfully changed. The user key passphrase of the hosted network has been successfully changed. netsh wlan start hostednetwork The hosted network couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.
Any solution to this?
netsh wlan show drivers.