I have an internet connection via ppoe, which works on my pc. My pc is connected to the router via wifi, and I don't think I have a second wifi card (and I don't have an ethernet cable - so I can't use my pc as a router).

I would like to connect to the internet with my non-rooted Android. I saw some instructions about sharing internet connection (for example Sharing Wifi-internet access via bluetooth ),but I have paired the computer and the phone, shared the ppoe connection and internet still doesn't work on my phone. Is there something missing?


You don't have to have a second Wi-Fi card to be able to share an Internet connection, most modern Wi-Fi chips are able to run in both client and access point modes simultaneously, see this article. The needed commands to set up and enable the Wireless Hosted Network are:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourNetworkName key=YourPassword
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

This is a solution for Windows 7 and above. For Windows XP there is Virtual Wi-Fi from Microsoft Research, although it's a bit limited in that you can't use it with WPA-encrypted connections, only WEP is supported.

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