Image for post
Image for post
Cover image courtesy of Stuart Miles /

Windows WiFi Hotspot

Turning a wired Internet connection wireless

Clinton Goveas
Dec 3, 2013 · 1 min read

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.

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store