Saturday, January 26, 2013

How To Turn Your Windows 7 Laptop Into Wi-Fi Hotspot - With Video Tutorial

Do you know? that you can use the windows 7 PC as a WiFi Hotspot. If you are searching for Wi-Fi hotspot and don't know how to do it, then here is the procedure through which you can easily turn your windows 7 PC into Wi-Fi Hotspot. For this you need a Wifi enabled Desktop, if you don't have wifi on your Desktop then you should purchase one and fix it to the PCI slot. If you are using Laptop, then not to worry all the laptop now a days come with Wi-Fi. You do not need any kind of software to do it, just do some settings and you will able to share your Windows 7 laptop's Internet with friends.

Requirements :
  • A Desktop/Laptop with Wifi having Windows 7 OS
  • Internet Connection on the PC (LAN or 3G Datacard)
For Example : Windows 7 Laptop having Internet (BSNL 3G Datacard) and want to share the Internet with others by turning it into a wifi hotspot. The procedure is as below.

1) Attach the BSNL 3G Data card to Laptop and finally connect it to get internet connection on the laptop (using the software given by BSNL in the Data card) or if you have broadband connection, just connect it to the LAN port. Now your Laptop has the Internet on it.

2) Go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center and click on the Manage Wireless Networks from the left panel.

3) Click Add ---> Create an ad hoc network ---> Click Next

4) In the Network name, type any name on it ( here it's mypc1) and in the Security key enter abc12345 (for example) and Click Next. You can choose your Network name and Security key.
Wi-Fi Hotspot on the Windows 7 Laptop
5) Now Click on Turn on Internet connection sharing and you will get a message Internet connection sharing is enabled, Click Close.

You have successfully created the wifi hotsopt on the Laptop. On another laptop you will get Wireless Network Connection mypc1, Click Connect and give the key abc12345 and you will be connected to the laptop and can use the Internet now. This wireless network may not be access through some wifi enabled mobile phones.

Watch the Video to set up wifi hotspot on Laptop using Windows 7.

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