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Windows 8.1 Tablet Reverse Tethering?

  1. #11


    Manila, Philippines
    Posts : 32
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by tannim View Post
    A little internet is better than none at least : )

    Make sure you have the newest driver for your wireless device on the desktop.
    Yeah, I got the latest drivers for the Netgear.

    I found the problem. It appears it didin't like one of the USB ports in the front of the desktop so I put it on the USB port at the back of the tower and it started working like a charm.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 17
    Win 7


    bad USB ports have been known to happen. I'm glad it's working, though by now you can probably get a new router.
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  3. #13


    There are many third party applications, one of which is "mHotspot" but that is just throwing one out there.
    I don't recommend a certain one. You have to choose the one that works best for you.

    Many are free, like mHotspot, some cost $20 or $30. Just do a good search.

    turn laptop into wifi hotspot

    Also:
    Virtual Router Plus Turns Your Windows 8 PC Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
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  4. #14


    Posts : 17
    Win 7


    He wasn't trying to turn his laptop into a hot spot. He was trying to get his desktop to share its internet with the laptop because he is temporarily without a router. Originally he wanted to do it over a USB cable, but a wireless adaptor was easier.

    Turning the desktop into a hot spot does the exact same thing as sharing the network with windows built in "share network" feature, only it would require extra software.

    Hotspots can be an ok idea, but a simple solution was better here.
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  5. #15


    Manila, Philippines
    Posts : 32
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Yeah, going for a third party software was a bit over the top since Windows 7 had the capability anyway to turn the desktop into a hotspot itself. I got my new router now, but this experience has taught me one extra cool thing and I'm keen on sharing it with another buddy of mine who can't afford a router right now.

    Thanks for the advice though.
    Last edited by Teitoku; 28 Dec 2014 at 11:21. Reason: Added info
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