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Hopefully An Easy Question Question About Network Sharing


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#1 norwood781

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:39 PM

Hi all!

I live in a two family house. The bottom floor is where the wireless router is.

Up here I have a laptop connected to the wireless network configured to allow computers to use its connection. I then have an ethernet cable connected to my desktop for internet access.

The solution I'd like is to be able to use my devices (cell phone and tablet) to use the connection from the laptop as opposed to using the wireless connection coming from the router downstairs. Sometimes the signal is pretty weak and I believe that using the connection from the laptop would give me a stronger signal.

The tablet is an ASUS Transformer Prime and I've tried setting up a new connection using the information from an ipconfig /all on the laptop but it doesn't seem to work.

Is this possible? If so, how?

Thanks!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:16 PM

If you are running windows 7 there is virtual router software you can run on the laptop to allow the other devices to connect to it wirelessly.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:33 PM

If you are running windows 7 there is virtual router software you can run on the laptop to allow the other devices to connect to it wirelessly.


This article sounds like an example of what you are referring to.

The software is called Connectify.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:24 AM

Thank you very much!




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