This tip allows you to share your internet connection using Microsoft’s old Virtural WiFi feature. This allows you to create a virtural wireless access point (AP) that other devices like laptops and tablets can connect to.
You can create a Wireless Hosted Network, which is basically a virtual wireless router. This can even be created while using the Wi-Fi adapter for another network.
Here’s how to create a Wireless Hosted Network:
- Open the Control Panel or Network and Sharing Center and open the Network Connections window.
- Then right-click the network adapter that’s connected to the Internet and select Properties.
- Select the Sharing tab, check the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection, choose the Hosted Network Connection from the drop-down listbox, and click OK.
- Configure the hosted network via the Command Prompt: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourVirtualNetworkName key=YourNetworkPassword
- Start the hosted network via the Command Prompt: netsh wlan start hostednetwork. Your network has been created and you can use your Tablet to scan for available networks.
- When needed, stop the hosted network via the Command Prompt: netsh wlan stop hostednetwork