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lmost all homes and offices today have an Internet connection either via a cable operator, telephone line or USB dongle. Sharing a single Internet connection with all other wirelessenabled devices at home or office requires a wireless router and these are available for as little as Rs. 1,000. But wireless routers are usually stationed at home or office and cannot be carried around because of the power requirements. There are times when you go on a holiday or travel around and need an Internet connection. USB 3G Internet dongles serve the purpose of an Internet connection whilst you are outdoors, but this connection is only available on your laptop or a tablet that has USB internet dongle compatibility. But what if you want your mobile or iPad also connected to the Internet at the same time? The Internet connectivity needs to be shared and a router is the only possibility. In this case, you will share the network connection of your laptop with the other devices and Ad-Hoc connectivity is the only option. But this method again has a limitation and only one device can connect at a single given time. We will show you how to create a temporary router using any laptop or PC within a few minutes. This will save you the cost of a new portable router.


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Take another scenario where you are at home. You have your broadband connection and a router installed and configured. Your router is beaming out the Internet connection for all the devices you have. You need to chill out in your building premises with friends or monitor your children in the play area, while still using your mobile or tablet on the Internet. Now, you know that your home router will not be able to beam out the Internet to this distance and it will call for a relocation of the router to the balcony or the main door. But this is not practical and you will need to get yourself a wireless repeater, which will wirelessly relay the home internet to a further distance. This calls for an investment of a wireless repeater and they don’t come cheap. We will show you how to create a wireless repeater using any laptop or PC in less than Rs. 700.


allowing other devices to connect and use the Internet from it. The download links are given below.down list. 20:32:13 MORE DISCUSSIONS Tech2.Wireless USB adapters for cheap In this How-To. The SSD LED 1506 Kuljeet Singh Tue Sep 11. Conne ctify : www. while paid version users can specify any name) Step 3: Enter a desired 8 – digit password for securing the wireless network Step 4: Select the Internet line you want to share from the list in the “Internet to Share” drop-down list. The software takes the Internet connection from the PC and shares it via the wireless interface. restart the PC once if required and start the utility. install it. In this (Limite d fre e v e rsion) M yPublicWiFi : www.connectify. Here. Route r mode : Step 1: Click the settings tab Step 2: Enter the SSID name or Hotspot name for your network.maryfi. 10 Best Android puzzle games 2 people recommend this. you can also apply the similar methods to the other two utilities. These software utilities have the capability of converting a regular PC with an Internet connection into a wireless hotspot as a router or repeater. recent activity. Paid version users can have the option to set up the firewall and allow or disallow Internet and local network access. a USB port and a wireless USB adapter or Wi-Fi network card. This will be your Ethernet network or USB dongle / DSL dial-up connection. Once you are ready with the hardware requirements. Connect your devices to the PC router using the SSID and password you just specified. Step 6: Once (Fre e ) The entire procedure is very simple and will take you just a few minutes to configure and deploy. then you will have to get a wireless USB adapter. To convert the PC or laptop into a wireless repeater. hit the “Start Hotspot” button and your PC/laptop is now a wireless router. Models don Google Glass at New York Fashion Week 4 people recommended this. We shall explain using Connectify as an example. 21:24:11 Windows 8 Modern UI: The root of all evil Aditya Gary Tue Sep 11. Any brand will work fine as long as you install the drivers correctly. M yPublicWiFi or M aryFi An Inte rne t conne ction (USB 3G dongle . choose the wireless interface in the “Share over” drop-down list and choose the security mode for the network in the “Sharing Mode” drop. while desktop PCs will definitely sport the USB and Ethernet interfaces. A laptop or PC with Windows XP SP2 or highe r ope rating syste m A wire le ss USB adapte r Any of the following software : Conne ctify. Download any of the following software from the on Facebook Like 53. we shall show you how simple it is to convert any regular laptop or PC into a wireless router or repeater using some freely available software. PCs will have to use two of the USB adapters. If your PC does not have a wireless interface. (free version has limited access to using the entire SSID name. you will need the computer to have an Ethernet (Fre e ) M aryFi : www. Laptops usually have all of the above. broadband or DSL) To convert any PC or laptop into a router. 22:03:53 Techcom Launches New LED Monitor. one wireless interface works as a client to receive the Internet from a wireless router while the other interface relays the same Internet connection to other devices. Here is how you can configure each of the three utilities.mypublicwifi. F acebook social plugin Connectify Configuration Re pe ate r mode : . you will need to install a wireless USB adapter. Laptops usually have a single wireless network interface and to make a repeater. let’s take a look at the requirements. it is time to download the software.000 in India Devvrat Tomar Tue Sep 11. Some newer desktop PCs have motherboards with wireless networking interfaces. Before you begin. you will need two wireless network interfaces. Nokia may price Lumia 920 at Rs 42. these are available for as cheap as Rs.387 Login You need to be logged into Facebook to see your friends&#039. 700. All you need is to download any of the above software. Step 5: Expand the “Advanced Settings” tab.

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