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Need help trying to set up a Virtual WiFi Router...

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    Need help trying to set up a Virtual WiFi Router...

    I have one of those motherboards which has an AC WiFI Adapter built on it...

    That one to be exact.

    Now I've followed these steps;

    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NAME key=PASSWORD
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork

    Putting those into CMD and it comes up fine as told in the tutorial.

    The problem comes however in turning sharing on, this then turns my internet on the Ethernet port off, it'll say something like it being limited and stays on Unidentified Network forever on that Ethernet port. As soon as I turn sharing off on the Virtual Wifi connection I've made, the Ethernet internet then goes back to normal and I gain internet access again.

    This is obviously useless because I need the internet through the Ethernet to be able to setup a Virtual WiFi Hotspot thingy.

    Can anyone help?


    Last edited by scaramoosh; 08 Oct 2014 at 09:55.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    I've just tried a few free Virtual Hotspot programs that were most commonly used on the net, they all go to create the hotspot but fail.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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