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I'm having issues setting up a hotspot on my PC

#1RemixDeluxePosted 8/26/2013 7:51:47 PM
I followed the instructions here on this site.

http://lifehacker.com/5369381/turn-your-windows-7-pc-into-a-wireless-hotspot

I got everything except the last step where it asks me to change the settings on my adapter so everyone can connect. No matter what I do I'm still not connected to my wireless network.

What am I doing wrong?
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#2RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 8:21:46 PM
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#3RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 9:01:44 PM
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#4RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 7:21:47 PM
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#5LordSeiferPosted 8/27/2013 8:04:10 PM
you actually have a wired connection and a wireless adapter right?
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#6RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 8:15:26 PM
LordSeifer posted...
you actually have a wired connection and a wireless adapter right?


I was reading somewhere online and it turns out I dont have the proper wireless hardware to make my own hotspot.

Will this do the trick?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=8072&CAWELAID=1329456150&catargetid=320013720000011065&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CIWPpZuTn7kCFQai4AodQnQA6A
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#7RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 8:36:42 PM
RemixDeluxe posted...
LordSeifer posted...
you actually have a wired connection and a wireless adapter right?


I was reading somewhere online and it turns out I dont have the proper wireless hardware to make my own hotspot.

Will this do the trick?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=8072&CAWELAID=1329456150&catargetid=320013720000011065&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CIWPpZuTn7kCFQai4AodQnQA6A


I just wanna make sure before I commit to buying.
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#8LordSeiferPosted 8/27/2013 8:39:08 PM
what are you trying to accomplish, instead of buying something to do it in a stupid way, why dont you just use a router and have a real wireless connection without requiring your computer to be in the mix and turned on.
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#9RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 8:57:21 PM
LordSeifer posted...
what are you trying to accomplish, instead of buying something to do it in a stupid way, why dont you just use a router and have a real wireless connection without requiring your computer to be in the mix and turned on.


I wanna create a hotspot using my PC to spoof a Nintendo Network. I'm not really suppose to change the SSID on the main router which is why I rather create a hotspot. Will this accomplish that?
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#10Lord_XandrosPosted 8/28/2013 3:55:44 AM
RemixDeluxe posted...
LordSeifer posted...
what are you trying to accomplish, instead of buying something to do it in a stupid way, why dont you just use a router and have a real wireless connection without requiring your computer to be in the mix and turned on.


I wanna create a hotspot using my PC to spoof a Nintendo Network. I'm not really suppose to change the SSID on the main router which is why I rather create a hotspot. Will this accomplish that?


Then use Connec8 or the command prompt instead of going through the wizard rubbish. Chances are your wireless card can support it, but there are cases where it doesn't. Try upgrading your drivers.

You can use this to check. Type this into a prompt:

netsh wlan show drivers

Look for something that says "Hosted Network Support". If it says no, then it's not supported.

Here the command prompt for creating a wireless AP:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=x key=x

netsh wlan start hostednetwork
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