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20 Nov 09 Windows 7 as an wi-fi access point
Now with Windows 7 you can share your internet connection as an access point with the the drivers that came with Windows 7, Windows also installs the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter To configure it use the Command Prompt in Administrator elevated: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=itgeekdiary key=typepassword This configures a Wireless Lan network with SSID “itgeekdiary” and protected with the key “typepassword” Enable Internet sharing on your internet connected network card, in my case that is the Wireless Network Connection modem card. Select the virtual Wifi as home networking connection, Open the virtual miniport wifi adapter properties and uncheck all except IPv4 And at the command prompt type: netsh wlan start hostednetwork That’s it !!! if you want to disable, at the command prompt: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow ssid=itgeekdiary key=typepassword These devices are known to be compatible: Atheros AR5005GS (as in the TPLink TL-WN651G) Atheros AR5007EG with 22.214.171.124 firmware Broadcom 4310-series (in many Dell laptops) D-link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter (driver version 126.96.36.199) Intel 5100/5300 (with latest drivers from Intel’s site, version 188.8.131.52, 64bit systems only) Ralink RT2870 (in many 802.11n USB dongles) Realtek RTL8187SE (with the drivers that came with Windows 7) Realtek RTL8192u with 1370(Beta) These older devices are known to be incompatible Atheros AR9285 (likely others too) Belkin Wireless G MIMO devices (as of version 184.108.40.206) Broadcom 4320-series (in many Dell laptops) D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Gigabyte GA-WPKG 802.11g Intel 5100/5300 on 32 bit systems Intel 3945/4965,2200BG (most Intel cards, unfortunately) Mac Book Builtin Broadcom devices Realtek RTL8187 (like in older 802.11bg USB dongles) Zydas ZD1211 (also in 802.11bg...