Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to make a Hotspot (without Ad Hoc) using your laptop Wifi

To create a hotspot the most commonly used way is to use Wi-Fi router to share Internet access to devices that have Wi-Fi facilities (laptop, Blackberry, Smartphone, PSP, etc.).

If we want to connect 2 computers that have Wi-Fi access we usually do is one server will be Adhoc while others become a client, but if we want to share our connection with the PSP for example, Blackberry, using Adhoc will not be detected by the devices , this occurred because they needed a more secure connection.

Technical facts: One of the biggest differences between the Adhoc and Access Point is that the Access Point mode allows you to actually share the Wi-Fi connection, the Wi-Fi cards are the same as you use to access the Wi-Fi networks. Ad Hoc requires internet connection coming from another card (Ethernet, cellular or Wi-Fi card in your computer the second).

Well, now we can use the laptop / PC that we usually use only to share the connection with another laptop, using the program called Connectify. The point of this program is we can change the Wi-Fi card on our laptops to become Wi-Fi Router.

First we download the program here first and then select the menu downloads.
After we install it, turn on Wi-Fi laptop then click the notification icon located near the clock, like the image below.

Then will appear like the following view

Wifi name: Name of the connection
Password: 8 characters password
Internet: Internet connection that we want to share
WiFi and Mode we left it default, after that click Start Hotspot.

Viola ... Turn on your device and then connect. Now you can use the Blackberry, Smartphone, PSP, etc. without worrying about spending your pulse or buy Wi-Fi Router.

System Requirements:
  • Windows 7 (one of the reasons why you should upgrade windows xp / vista you)
  • Wi-Fi card that compatible with Windows 7  
Some Wi-Fi cards that compatible :
  •  AR5xxx/AR9xxx Atheros cards, driver version
  •  Broadcom 4310-series (in many Dell laptops)
  •  4321AG/4322AG/43224AG Broadcom WLAN adapter, driver version (here)
  •  D-link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter, driver version
  •  D-Link DWA-140 RangeBooster N USB Adapter, driver version
  •  Dell 1510 Wireless N adapter, Broadcom version, driver, (here)
  •  Intel 5100/5300, driver version
  •  Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Network Adapter (WUSB600N), driver version
  •  108 Mbit Netgear WG311T
  •  Ralink RT2870 (in many 802.11n USB dongles)
  •  Realtek RTL8187B (Win7 driver ver.1178)
  •  Realtek RTL8187SE (with the drivers that came with Windows 7)
  •  RTL8192u with Realtek 1370 (Beta)
  •  Sitecom Wireless USB Adapter 54g WL-608, with Ralink RT2870 drivers, version
Wi-Fi card that can not be used:
  • Belkin F5D7050UK
  • Belkin Wireless G MIMO devices (as of version
  • D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122
  • Gigabyte GA-WPKG 802.11g
  • 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 USB dongles)

1 comment:

kivovo said...

Will try out.Thanks.