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WI-FI sharing

  1. #1


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro

    WI-FI sharing


    I want to share my internet connection with my android phone(rooted).
    How to create virtual access point?
    TNX

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  2. #2


    You can create a hosted wireless access point by following the link below. This is to share a wireless connection not wired.

    How To Create Wireless Ad Hoc Internet Connection In Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro


    I tried this,it doesn't work...
    I managed to do this with Connectify few weeks ago but now when i try to create virtual access point with wpa2 i get this...

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    I tried with updating drivers but it still can't create connection...
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by IR123 View Post
    I tried this,it doesn't work...
    I managed to do this with Connectify few weeks ago but now when i try to create virtual access point with wpa2 i get this...

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    I tried with updating drivers but it still can't create connection...
    From what I've been seeing here Connectify doesn't work very well at all with Windows 8.

    You will want to use the command prompt method for this and you need to use a Windows 8 certified driver or it won't work. Remember this only works for sharing a wireless connection, it won't work with Ethernet.

    The link I posted has everything you should need.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro


    when i enter the last command i get this


    C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    The hosted network couldn't be started.
    The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested opera
    tion.
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  6. #6


    Did you put the check mark in the adaptor settings to allow the connection to be shared?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro


    yes,i did...
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  8. #8


    I'm not sure why it's not working for you but usually when I post the directions that outline exactly how to set this up in Windows 8 it would solve the issue.

    I have no idea why these precise directions aren't working for you but you might try doing the command netsh wlan show drivers to make sure you are using compatible drivers for this.

    I can only assume that you are trying to share a wireless and not a wired one which won't work.
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