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Connecting to 2nd network using Microsoft Virtual WiFi


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#1 j_mnemonic

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:26 AM

I have read up a bit on the Microsoft Virtual WiFi feature in Windows 7, and am confused as to its capablities. Does this allow me to connect to two networks using a single physical wireless adapter? Or does it only allow me to turn my computer into a wireless access point? My end goal is to be able to get onto one wifi network to connect to the internet and another to connect to a wireless printer so I can print from it. All help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Edited by hamluis, 29 October 2014 - 10:35 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:22 PM

The way I understand it is this. The short version is that Microsoft Virtual WiFi allows you to create a virtual wireless hotspot. Meaning that others needing WiFi can connect to it through your machine.

I don't read anything that says you have the ability to connect to two networks simultaneously. I'm not saying it's not possible. But thats not the information I found. Everything I read was related to creating a WiFi hotspot, with the MS Virtual WiFi.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 05:50 PM

Thanks for your response Animal. That is how I understand it as well so far but today was the first time I learned of it so I was hoping someone with more knowledge could shed some light for me.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

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