How to turn your laptop into a wi-fi router in Windows 8?
In Windows 7 there is a feature to use our laptops as a wi-fi hot spot. This is called “Ad Hoc Internet Connection”. Using this feature, we can share our internet connection with other computers/devices around us. This is a spesific case which will not be used all the time. That is why it is called ad hoc.
In Windows 8 this feature is hidden or lets say buried! To use this feature we need to use commandline which is like this:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<network name> key=<passkey>
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Well, this works fine. But if you are not an experienced user neither a tech person, I will recommend you a tool which will help you to get rid of such commandline mess.
If you are a person who share your network at home or office, and if you don’t want to buy a wi-fi router, you can use VirtualRouterPlus. This tool very easy to use and open source. Which means that, it is virus/trojan free.
All you have to do is, these steps:
- Download tool.
- Unzip archive anywhere you want. I suggest “C:\Program Files\VirtualRouterPlus”
- Make a short-cut at desktop for VirtualRouterPlus.exe file.
That’s it! Happy end!