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Windows WiFi Hotspot

Turning a wired Internet connection wireless

I wanted to convert my wired Internet connection into a WiFi Internet connection for my WiFi enabled devices.

I already had a WiFi router but its been giving me issues since yesterday.

I had a WiFi enabled laptop running Windows 7 and I figured there must be a way to turn it into a WiFi hotspot.

Sure enough Google showed me several ways I could do this by installing additional software.

But I wasn’t interested in paying half the cost of a router, nor was I interested in installing free software from unknown sources!

A bit more Googling, and lots of patience later I figured out how to do this myself.

As it turns out I didn’t need to install additional software.

A few settings here and there around Windows 7 as an Administrator user and I was done.

The method was a bit technical and so I wondered what options a person without a technical background would have.

Determined to make it easier for the average Joe, I wrote a step-by-step guide for those interested.

You can pick it up off my blog post here.

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