I work in a buiding that has public WiFi but the signal does not reach my floor. I've recently read about how you can create a hotspot on a PC and share it's wired Ethernet connection. However, I keep hitting a dead end and need some assistance.
I have a Dell OptiPlex 7010 running Win7 Pro, which is a member of a Network Domain. The Firewall is provided by SEP 12.1.2015.2015. Internet access is provided through an off site Proxy server, but I have the IP address of this server. My goal is to connect 3 Android devices to my own hotspot, a Samsung S6 phone, a Motorola MotoX phone and a Kindle Fire HD tablet.
I purchased a USB WiFi adapter and have installed it. I've gone into the Network settings and shared the Local Area Connection which is associated with the Ethernet connection and have shared it with this adapter.
First I attempted to run the Windows based commands for netsh..... and was able to create my Hotspot. Each of the 3 devices sees the hotspot, but none of them attach. The phones get a message: Failed to obtain IP address. The Kindle gets a message: DHCP Error - Could not connect to internet.
Upon further research, I read that Android devices can have issues with the Windows WiFi connection and it was recommended to use Connectify. I downloaded and installed this app and then purchased the Hotspot Pro version. Connectify also creates my hotspot without a problem and all 3 devices are able to see it and they are able to connect. Each device shows up in the client list. However, none of them can access the Internet, the respective browsers keep failing, Chrome on the phones and Silk on the Kindle. Since I purchased the Pro version I'm eligible for tech support. I generated a log file and emailed it to Connectify, but have not heard back yet.
I then tried using Virtual Router, downloaded and installed it. Again I was able to create my hotspot, all 3 devices were able to see it and connect. Again, none of them can access the Internet.
At this point, I assume that the problem lies with the Proxy server, so again I did more research. I found info on nltmaps and Python, the language it is written in. Here is where things get very murky, as I am not a programmer and have very little experience in this area.
I downloaded both NTLM Authorization Proxy Server and Python 3.5.0 and installed both. I edited the server.cfg file with the appropriate information: Parent_Proxy, Parent_Proxy_Port, Allow_External_Clients, NT_Hostname, NT_Domain, User and Password.
I then ran the shortcut created for Ntlmaps which runs "ntlmaps.exe -c server.cfg" and receive the message: Now listening at <myPCname> on port 5865
I again tried both Connectify and Virtual Router with the same results. All 3 devices see the hotspot, they connect but they cannot access the Internet.
Then I read something about adding ./main.py to the command line. So now when I run the shortcut for Ntlmaps it runs "ntlmaps.exe -c server.cfg ./main.py. Again I receive the message: Now listening at <myPCname> on port 5865. Still no Internet
I'm now at a complete loss and would appreciate any help! Please be specific in any replies, as I'm a beginner in this area of Ntlmaps
Do I simply have something configured incorrectly?