How to turn Windows® 7 computer into a Wi-Fi® Router?
This feature is an improvement over Windows Vista Wireless connection, which gives random spikes and lags every 30 to 60 seconds. Also, Windows Vista Wireless network searches for new access points every 30 to 60 seconds. This article will guide you how to use the wireless network in Windows 7.
If you want to use Windows 7 wireless network then you must have a laptop or desktop with wireless card. The wireless card on your laptop and desktop should be free. If you want to share the wireless connection with others then you have to be plugged into a wires connection or have a second wireless card. This won’t work on some networks that have group policies.
STEP 1. Start the wireless network. You need to get into the Network and Sharing Center. You can also quickly get into it using the network icon in the System Tray.
STEP 2. Find the ‘Set up a new connection or network’ link.
STEP 3. In order to share files or internet connection between two computers, you have to choose the ‘Ad Hoc Network' option.
STEP 4. You have to give a name to your network and choose some security options. The most important option that you must select is to check the box for ‘Save this network’. Your ‘Ad Hoc Network' should be running and ready to start connecting devices to your network. Also, you can quickly select this wireless network from the quick-select wireless network list.
STEP 5. Enable the wireless network so that anyone can connect to ‘Ad Hoc Network' to use Internet. In other development , Connectify is a new utility available on Internet that can turn any Windows 7 system into a Wi-Fi router.
Windows 7 users have got to try this applications. Installation is very easy. Visit to the website, click the button, run the .exe file, follow the instructions. You’ll then see a Connectify logo in the notification tray. Choose a name, give a password, and click the big, shiny button. Thats all, your computer will behave like a router. This is almost as much fun as that MiFi we played with a while ago. The main difference is that the MiFi makes an Internet connection for 3-5 users using cellular networks, and Connectify enables multiple users to piggyback off a single connection. Oh, and the MiFi and similar devices cost a bit or a lot to buy and maintain, but Connectify is free to install and run.
Connectify runs on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Connectify depends on improvements made in Windows 7 to operate.