I just started using Microsoft Virtual WiFi or
hostednetwork from Command Prompt to share my internet connection through my WiFi adapter and it's good so far! The only issue I face however is that I can't find a way to display the assigned IP addresses to the clients connected to the Virtual WiFi, is this possible? If not, then how can I get the range of IPs that the client should have been assigned to when the client connected to the Virtual WiFi?
I can see the clients on "My Network Places" however, from the client machine, when I see the assigned IP and try to ping it from the machine hosting the Virtual WiFi I get no response. So how can I get the client IP address in order to ping/connect to the client?
Example: On my client's machine when I do
ipconfig it shows an empty value for Default Gateway and the IP address is 192.168.137.1. However when I go to the machine which hosts the Virtual WiFi and ping that IP, I get no response
netsh wlan show hostednetwork shows the current status of the Virtual WiFi, it also shows the MAC addresses of the connected clients, however it doesn't show the IPs unfortunately. Example:
> netsh wlan show hostednetwork Hosted network settings ----------------------- Mode : Allowed SSID name : "Giovanni-PC" Max number of clients : 100 Authentication : WPA2-Personal Cipher : CCMP Hosted network status --------------------- Status : Started BSSID : 56:5a:04:6f:88:09 Radio type : 802.11n Channel : 11 Number of clients : 1 00:19:32:45:71:da Authenticated <-- (a client)
Edit 2: On the client's machine, there's no value for Default Gateway. I'm also not sharing an internet connection, I just want to connect to the client's machine through FTP to copy data, could this be the problem?