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ark • Sep 15, 2009

converting a laptop to a wireless router

hi guys i have heard that a laptop enabled with wifi can be converted as wireless router
i tried this but it dint work can anyone help me out
durga ch
durga ch • Sep 15, 2009
yes yes! you can do it.

start -> set up a connection or network ->set up a adhoc network
This will make your computer to act as a master which inturn be a wireless router,
donnot forget to enable ICS ( internet connection sharing) to allow other computers to hop upon your computer to access internet.

Also, if inc ase you are using Windows OS,
refer to below

Set up a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network - Windows Vista Help
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Sep 15, 2009
It wouldn't be a wireless router in the true sense would it?? I mean it would only connect to one computer at a time (wirelessly), wouldn't it??

Nonetheless, interesting idea!! Hadn't really thought about it.


[off topic]

I saw this program on the idiot box in which they salvaged a laptop and converted it to make a slim (form factor) PC!! It was very cool!! I'll see if I can find a link to it!! It was completely DIY
durga ch
durga ch • Sep 15, 2009
OK, May I will explain here?
You must have heard about adhoc networks, this is a kind of network which is formed by all the wireless devices available. When i want to access internet , i can hop on the nearest wireless device and then finally end up at the gateway connecting to the internet backhaul. SO this generally depends on the density of nodes available at a given point of time in a given vicinity of area.
When a different computer acts as a router to your computer, it hops on your computer, ie the speed of your internet will be shared temporarily.
For example, once you configure the master you can make any wireless device( for now a laptop) to detect this network and connect to it. You will be able to see that for this client the master is the gateway , which makes it as a point of access to internet. but this has few more settings to be done before you will be able to acess and I think I am missing some of it. I need to be posting the details , as I think ash might help me out there 😁
ash can't help as he hasn't done this before 😛

Basically you'll want the laptop to be an access point, and then use the bridge mode to connect it to internet.

as maddie said, this would be interesting to try out. I wouldn't mind trying it tomorrow
durga ch
durga ch • Sep 15, 2009
ash
ash can't help as he hasn't done this before 😛

Basically you'll want the laptop to be an access point, and then use the bridge mode to connect it to internet.

as maddie said, this would be interesting to try out. I wouldn't mind trying it tomorrow
* durga catches running ash*
you cant run away , i have been trying to do it since past 2 week ends, and I end up accessing only the internal files of the client computer and not internet, I want to give it another go this week end .
durga ch
durga ch • Sep 15, 2009
By the way:
you can give a go to the below software as well

Download Virtual Access Point 2.2 Free Trial - Turn your laptop into a wireless access point (Wi-Fi router). - Softpedia

P.S: I have not YET tried/tested it.
ark
ark • Sep 15, 2009
thanks for the reply fellas
i will try it today
hey Durga had you tried this?
was it succesful????it seems to be intresting
imnitsy
imnitsy • Jan 31, 2010
i think we can access the internet services connected to one of the system by making a wirless connection,
and then bridging the two i.e, the internet connection and the wireless connection!!!

i have done this many times,
even whenever i connect to internet with mobile,
my friend connect his laptop with mine by establishing a wireless network and then we can access internet from both the laptops by simply bridging the two networks!!!

thus i think if more then one laptops are connected to the wireless network,
internet will be accessible from all of them!!!

correct me if I am wrong!!!!
hey please explain clearly is it really possible ie we can convert pc into wireless router?
if you have done this then please explain the procedure?
imnitsy
imnitsy • Jan 31, 2010
goyal420
hey please explain clearly is it really possible ie we can convert pc into wireless router?
if you have done this then please explain the procedure?
For windows:

Simply..
connect your laptop to the mobile via datacable,
connect the laptop to internet using pc suit for your mobile,
then set up a wireless adhoc(computer to computer) network, by means of which other systems can be connected to your laptop.

then connect the systems with the help of the wireless network to the laptop which you want to use as wireless router ,

open Network And Sharing center, an option like share internet connection will be there, just choose that option!!

with this the internet connection is shared to all the systems connected to the router laptop,
and thus internet is accessible on all the systems connected!!!😁

correct me if I am wrong!!
okk thanks i will try this..if it will be successfull it will solve a great problem in our hostel
love you ce 😀
imnitsy
imnitsy • Jan 31, 2010
there is one more method in case of unavailability of PCsuit:

first of all connect to the internet setting up a dial up network,
then follow this:

open control panel
then select phone and modem option from it,

when it opens, select the modem you are using to set up the internet connection then click on its properties
now click on change settings

then open advanced options
a slot to enter the Extra Initialization command will be there
type +CGDCONT=,,"bsnlnet" (for connection through bsnl network)
then click OK

by this your laptop willl get connected to the internet
then follow the procedure of establishing the adhoc network,
when this adhoc network is established select the option for sharing the internet connection from the network and sharing center.

by doing this all the systems which are connected to the laptop wirelessly will be able to access internet!!!

correct me if i am wrong!!!
abhinaykumar
abhinaykumar • May 27, 2010
actually it can be done but u should have a external source of internet like usb hub or broadband connection
so if u connect to the internet through your usb hub r broadband service or any other leaving the wireless connections
go to the control panel go to my networks in the properties window click on the advanced tab and then click on the internet sharing
but the two systems should be connected in the adhoc network.........
i hope this help u
ignore this if it is wrong
ark
ark • May 27, 2010
thanks for the reply , will try it and let you know 😉

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