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Turning laptop into wireless access point not working

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Turning laptop into wireless access point not working


    So, I'm trying to use the method shown at How to Turn Your Windows 8 Laptop into a Wireless Access Point


    I get the same results he shows in the screenshots and it shows up as running. Problem is when I try to connect to it from another device it gets stuck on "Authorizing..." and gets stuck in a loop trying to connect.


    If I retype "netsh wlan show hostednetwork" while its trying to connect it shows my device.


    Some screenshots:

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    While my phone is trying to connect and is stuck on "Authenticating...":
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    EDIT: Oh also I think its worth noting that I'm trying to share my WiFi connection. I'm not using Ethernet at all.

    So WiFi connection > wifi hotspot is what I'm trying to do.
    Last edited by SakreD; 27 Jun 2014 at 17:18.

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Hello,

    Try a refresh turning off the wifi on the device then back on, can sometimes hang.

    I've tried that too and I also didn't always got the command line correctly the first time.

    Now I use Virtual Router Plus and it gets the job done faster.

    When something during connection fails, try again.
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  3. #3


    Or this other virtual router software will work if the first one doesn't.

    Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 8, Windows 7 and 2008 R2 - Home


    In the screen shot, under "Home Networking Connection" it was typed in that you are sharing through the Ethernet connection which may or may not work correctly so you might want to change that to wireless.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails HOSTED WIRELESS SETTINGS.PNG  
    Last edited by chev65; 27 Jun 2014 at 21:26.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Hello,

    Try a refresh turning off the wifi on the device then back on, can sometimes hang.

    I've tried that too and I also didn't always got the command line correctly the first time.

    Now I use Virtual Router Plus and it gets the job done faster.

    When something during connection fails, try again.
    That website drives my antivirus and malwarebytes nuts....

    Click image for larger version

    Also I couldn't get it to show again but when I first tried downloading chrome said it was attempting to download multiple files...

    Be careful with that site.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Nevermind got it to work. The tutorial's backwards.


    First you have to start the hostednetwork. Then go into adapter settings. And then an option appears to select which network you want to share with. Which you can then select the new virtual network.

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  6. #6


    Yes you want to share the wireless connection but Ethernet was there for some reason which I mentioned that earlier, of course when there is only two networks to choose from that makes it easier, glad it's working now.
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jun 2014 at 19:29. Reason: It's not nice to expect rep and give a snide comment when not given.
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  7. #7


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SakreD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Hello,

    Try a refresh turning off the wifi on the device then back on, can sometimes hang.

    I've tried that too and I also didn't always got the command line correctly the first time.

    Now I use Virtual Router Plus and it gets the job done faster.

    When something during connection fails, try again.
    That website drives my antivirus and malwarebytes nuts....

    Click image for larger version

    Also I couldn't get it to show again but when I first tried downloading chrome said it was attempting to download multiple files...

    Be careful with that site.
    Thanks for mentioning this! I didn't see any blocked items yet.

    They seem to have provided a zip in there past but you're right, now they give a downloader of the installer instead. I don't like it either.

    Just in case, the needed prog files are in attached zip below. It should work fine.

    Anyway, I'm glad you got the tutorial working.

    Regards,
    Hopachi
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