Share PC internet with android phone through wifi without using any software.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I just wanted to share some tips to "Share PC internet in android mobiles through wifi" or "reverse Tethering" without using any external software neither in your PC nor in your android phone. Yes you can do this on your own without spending money on purchasing a wifi router, :).

Normally Tethering means sharing your mobile data connection to some other devices like laptop or PC. But you must have thought of using your broadband internet connection in your wifi enabled device where no hard wired LAN connection is not possible.


I know you are searching for only those steps to get this done. But let me discuss something before telling, that will help you to comprehend the same.

I think Android devices have been previously configured for peer to peer connection (connecting to another android device) and to share data connection from a wifi hotspot where many android or other wifi enabled devices connects to the shared router.

You can find both these type of connections in you android device in :-

(a) Settings>Wireless and network>Wi-Fi Direct settings -> This is equivalent to peer to peer network.To me wi-fi peer-to-peer implementations by creating adhoc connections is same as Wi-Fi Direct. You can opt for this type of network only to build a small, all-wireless LAN quickly and spend the minimum amount of money on equipment. Like sending songs or anything else from one device to other android devices. But sharing internet connection of your PC ,using this is not suitable according to me because what I found, Ad-hoc networks cannot bridge to wired LANs or to the Internet easily without a gateway or bridge.
(b) Settings>Wireless and network>Wi-Fi Settings -> This one is for accessing a wifi hotspot through an access point.This one is more suitable for sharing Internet Connection of your PC to one or more devices without purchasing a wifi router. ;-)

Now I will tell you step by step how to share your PC internet.

1. Go to start button of win 7 or vista and type 'cmd', then right click on the 'cmd.exe' application and click on 'Run as Administrator' option.
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2. Now set up a wifi access point with name 'funkywifi' with a password 'password123'.
For that you have to type the following command :
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=funkywifi key=password123 keyusage=persistent

Note: You can set any name to this access point by replacing 'funkywifi' with your required name.Similarly you can give any password/security key instead of 'password123' that must be a string with 8 to 63 ASCII characters.
If keyUsage is specified as 'persistent', the security key will be saved and used when the hosted network is started again in future. Otherwise it will be used only when the current or next time the hosted network is started. Once the hosted network is stopped, the temporary security key will be deleted from the system. If keyUsage is not specified, it is persistent by default.If you want to keep the password temporary replace 'persistent' with temporary'.

3. Once the command executes successfully. You can check your newly created hosted network configuration by typing the following on the same command prompt window:
netsh wlan show hostednetwork

Now that you have configured the access point network, follow step no. 6 to share your broadband or lan connection.
4. Now that you have configured a hosted network named 'funkywifi', you need to start it by the following command on the same command window:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Now you can check the same by opening either 'Network and sharing center' or by clicking connection button in right corner of taskbar.

5. To stop the connection type the following :
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
[Remember everytime you do this , all these commands except the commands in step 3 and 5 needs administrative privilages.Hence you should follow the first step for doing the same.]

If you don't like to type all these lines every time you start your network, then skip steps 2,3,4 & 5. You can save the three commands as discussed in steps 2,4 and 5 in three different batch files , which can do the same task if you run them as administrator.
If you are not familiar with batch files then simply create desktop shortcuts of these commands by following these steps.
To do this using batch files, type the command of my 2nd Step i.e, "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=funkywifi key=password123 keyusage=persistent" in Notepad.exe and save it as "sethostednetwork.BAT".
Similarly save "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" as start.BAT and "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork" as 'stop.BAT".
Now to creat or configure a new connection you can right click on "sethostednetwork.BAT" file icon and click on 'run as administrator'.

To start the connection right click on "start.BAT" file icon and click on 'run as administrator'.
To stop the connection right click on "stop.BAT" file icon and click on 'run as administrator'.
If you want to change username and password just right click on the "sethostednetwork.BAT" file icon and click on edit option. After replacing the existing username or password save it.

6. Now this is an important step without this you can't share your laptop internet. For doing this go to 'Network and sharing center' and click on 'Change adapter settings'. If you find it difficult to find it, just type 'Network and sharing center' as search phrase.
Identify your broadband connection or your PC internet connection (for me it is 'Local Area Connection') , right click and goto properties and then click onto sharing tab.Check the "Internet Connection Sharing" button and select your home network connection from the given options in the same tab for me it is "Wireless Network Connection 2".Now click ok and you are done.
:P Not yet !!

7. Once you can see your hosted network in 'Network and sharing center', go to Settings>Wireless and network>Wi-Fi Settings in your android device , and tap on "Turn on Wi-Fi" button. It will automatically detect your PC/Laptop wifi network. On clicking the same connection in your mobile you only have to give the password and tap on 'connect' button.
Once connected you can use your PC/Laptop internet.


Leave a comment if this helped you. I will be happy to see them. :)
Thanks.. :)
-Soham


Update 1: Guys, I'm very happy to see that this post helped you all a lot. Friends who are commenting about their problem, I request them to go through the previous comments. I have already answered to most of these comments. Hopefully you will find the solution to your problem there. Thanks.





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259 comments

  1. Helped a lot. THX( ZTE Racer II android 2.2 )

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  2. Thanks buddy.. !
    I am happy that it helped you.
    - Soham

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    1. Hello Soham,

      thanks for sharing such useful trick with us through which i can share my Evdo device's internet connection with my android device.

      well, i am having a little problem which is my wifi connection to the PC is often disconnected while i am using the internet on the android phone.

      then i do have to turn off the Wifi on my cellphone and then have to disable the virtual wifi miniport named as funkywifi and then i do enable it again and have to give the start connection command in the cmd.

      Can you tell me some thing that why it is happening? any idea?

      Thanks once again.

      Sumair Ali

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    2. Hello Soham,

      thanks for sharing such useful trick with us through which i can share my Evdo device's internet connection with my android device.

      well, i am having a little problem which is my wifi connection to the PC is often disconnected while i am using the internet on the android phone.

      then i do have to turn off the Wifi on my cellphone and then have to disable the virtual wifi miniport named as funkywifi and then i do enable it again and have to give the start connection command in the cmd.

      Can you tell me some thing that why it is happening? any idea?

      Thanks once again.

      Sumair Ali

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  3. Hi Soham. what is the problem if cmd show this message(below) when i want to srart it?

    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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    1. Hello Jefrinus,
      Please ensure three things before staring a hosted network :-
      1. You are using windows 7 or vista or later.
      2. Your data network connection is active.
      3. The most important of all is that you have a wireless LAN adapter. To check this goto cmd.exe and type "ipconfig". If it shows the following..

      "Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :"
      then you have wifi lan adaptor.

      4. Make your broadband connection "shared" as described in step no 5.

      As the error statement tell , that you have the resource but that is not in correct state.So there nothing to panic, just ensure the above things.
      Hope this would help.
      -Soham

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    2. I am stuck at same place.. Hosted Network couldn't start..
      Infact i have Win 7, data connection is active.. only thing is "Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2" does not appear....
      Please help..

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    3. Yes you are right. When you use your wi-fi lan mini port adaptor for the first time, it doesn't show up although it is there.
      First of all you have to ensure that to have really created a hosted network or not by typing "netsh wlan show hostednetwork".
      If it shows info about your created network and the "Mode" says "Allowed" then its ok.
      Now the 2nd thing which you should check is that you must enable "Wireless Network Connection".It should not look greyish type.
      Actually the field "mode=allow" in the command should make it visible. You can also try making it "disallow" and again "allow"ing it.
      If it doesn't show up still try starting a wireless ad hoc connection after opening "Network and Sharing Center" and then "set up a new connection or network".

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    4. it work well.i have got it on android sayion geting ip adress,not connected.when i click to share, it give me error saying
      *An error occured whilw internet sharing was being enabled.
      the specifird service donot exsist as an installed device.*
      thanxs

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    5. hey, thanks for the steps.

      I have tried the steps given (by creating the 3 .dat files) and my Win7 laptop is broadcasting. My mobile devices are able to detect the shared wifi too..however when i try to connect to the wifi network, my devices are not able to connect to wifi, it gets stuck at "obtaining IP address?

      When i run "netsh wlan show hostednetwork", it shows the mode as started and the status as connected..and the wifi id for my devices as well..however my devices (samsung galaxys2 (ICS) and nokia n8(symbian belle)) are unable to access the internet through it.

      hope you can help..thanks

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    6. Hey Soham, you are a genius man.. I followed the steps in your blog and succeeded in connecting my samsung galaxy ace with my laptop Dell inspiron E1505..

      But when I tried the same thing on my HP Compaq nc4400, it didn't work.
      when i enter the command to "show hostednetwork" it gives the following msg:

      Hosted network settings
      -----------------------
      Mode : Allowed
      SSID name : "funkywifi"
      max number of clients : 100
      Authentication : WPA2-Personal
      Cipher : CCMP

      Hosted network status
      ---------------------
      Status : Not available

      Then when i enter the command to "start hostednetwork"
      it gives following msg

      "The hosted network couldn't be started.
      The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation."

      I followed your instructions as advised to some other person previously
      I entered "ipconfig"

      found:

      "Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      I followed step 6 to share my LAN connection

      but still stuck...
      Plz help out, its really important for me...

      Thanx
      (sorry for a long msg)

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    7. Hey Soham, you are a genius man.. I followed the steps in your blog and succeeded in connecting my samsung galaxy ace with my laptop Dell inspiron E1505..

      But when I tried the same thing on my HP Compaq nc4400, it didn't work.
      when i enter the command to "show hostednetwork" it gives the following msg:

      Hosted network settings
      -----------------------
      Mode : Allowed
      SSID name : "funkywifi"
      max number of clients : 100
      Authentication : WPA2-Personal
      Cipher : CCMP

      Hosted network status
      ---------------------
      Status : Not available

      Then when i enter the command to "start hostednetwork"
      it gives following msg

      "The hosted network couldn't be started.
      The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation."

      I followed your instructions as advised to some other person previously
      I entered "ipconfig"

      found:

      "Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      I followed step 6 to share my LAN connection

      but still stuck...
      Plz help out, its really important for me...

      Thanx
      (sorry for a long msg)

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    8. Hey Qamar, Thanks for detailing the problem.Qamar what I think is that may your HP laptopn WLAN card does not support "hostednetwork" connections.without this "hostednetwork" support this will not work. So your first step will be to ascertain whether your wlan driver supports it or not. To do this go to cmd.exe and type "netsh wlan show drivers".
      Once you execute this line , it will show all essential data about your driver. If you do not find "Hosted network supported : Yes" then it may not be possible with this.And if it is there, then first "disallow" and then again "allow" your accesspoint. by typing "wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow" and then "wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow".
      I hope this would help you.
      Thanks and please fill up the smartphone survey... :)

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    9. Hello Soham,

      thanks for sharing this really useful information with us and helping users to configure it. i do have android 2.3.4

      I just read your blog yesterday and that time i didn't had a wifi adaptor and today i have bought it and installed in my desktop and have configured the connection method.

      But one problem exists. my android phone detects the wifi network which i have named as funkywifi and is connected to it. but it does not use internet. I mean in web browser no pages get opened and in play store it says no connection and as it does not have a data connection.
      while in network and sharing center the funkywifi network has access type: internet

      I am so confused and hope that you can help me with this


      also some times when i disconnect from the network by turning off my phone's WLAN and after that when i turn it on again it tries to connect with the funkywifi network but cannot do so and says this under the connection name: Disable, secured with WPA/WPA2 PSK

      Can you please help me with this.

      Thanks a lot.

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    10. Hi Soham,

      Your blog is really a help. :) My phone is now connected to my computer's internet access!!! Thanks!! :)

      Hi Jefrinus,
      I encountered the same problem with my pc. What I did was I checked all my created networks and I noticed that one of them has the same SSID name. So I deleted that and voila! it started. I dont know if that is the reason I had the error. Or also, what gave that error is the wireless ad hoc I created (that's what I deleted with same SSID name). But then, whatever the root cause, I'm just overwhelmed that my phone is now connected tru my pc's connection. :) :) Again, thanks to Soham. :)

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    11. Hi Soham,

      Your blog is really a help. :) My phone is now connected to my computer's internet access!!! Thanks!! :)

      Hi Jefrinus,
      I encountered the same problem with my pc. What I did was I checked all my created networks and I noticed that one of them has the same SSID name. So I deleted that and voila! it started. I dont know if that is the reason I had the error. Or also, what gave that error is the wireless ad hoc I created (that's what I deleted with same SSID name). But then, whatever the root cause, I'm just overwhelmed that my phone is now connected tru my pc's connection. :) :) Again, thanks to Soham. :)

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    12. can i do this in desktop?

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  4. in my phone(android 2.3.5) "connected" message is shown...but i can't browse internet through my phone...please help.. :(

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    1. I don't know this would help for you or not. But you can check your connection between your laptop and phone and see that everything is right .
      Goto your Wi-Fi settings tap on your "connected" Wi-Fi connection, a small window pops up displaying the status of your connection. If it displays the phone IP(say 192.168.137.xxx), then read that and ping the same from your laptop. To do it, goto cmd.exe type "ping 192.168.137.xxx".If there is data loss after pinging then there must be a problem with your connection otherwise there must be problem in your phone.
      Thanks
      -Soham

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    2. sometimes it's showing no data loss..and sometimes 25% or like that... but i can't browse internet through my phone.. :( :(

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    3. Ok, this might solve your problem. Check if you are using "static IP" or not in your phone. To see this, goto Settings>Wireless and network>Wi-Fi Settings >Advance then check the "static IP" option. Now the field values of "IP address","Gateway", "Netmask", etc can be fetched from your laptop wlan adapter settings.For that, open command prompt and type "ipconfig" you will find the status and values of the said fields in wifi lan adaptor settings.You will see something like this:
      "Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
      IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
      Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
      Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . :
      Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
      IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :"
      Now enter all the field values as mentioned here in your phone.If nothing is mentioned then leave that field blank.
      Leave a comment if this helps.
      Thanks.

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    4. thanks for your replies... but sorry to say,now it's not connecting too.. :( a particular flash message "get ip address fail,please check the password or wi-fi ap status" is shown every time..()....after de-selecting that static ip option too,i am receiving the same message.. can i start whole this process(as mentioned by you) again ? (to get atleast "connected" as previous..)

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    5. Thanks for your info. Actually it should have worked if everything is ok. But it seems Android has a bug in its Wi-Fi application (you can google it to know more). Your phone is able to connect to your Wi-Fi access point but due to some hitch it can not share internet. To do it from the beginning tap on your previous Wi-Fi connection in your phone, and chose "Forget" button. And change all the "Static IP settings" to its previous value.

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    6. i am facing the same problem.my wifi is showing connected in laptop and phone.but i am not able to connect to internet on phone i have tried all the things suggeted by you?at one place you have suggested to change ip address to which previous value?please help.

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    7. Hello Soham,

      thanks for sharing this really useful information with us and helping users to configure it.

      I just read your blog yesterday and that time i didn't had a wifi adaptor and today i have bought it and installed in my desktop and have configured the connection method.

      But one problem exists. my android phone 2.3.4 android detects the wifi network which i have named as funkywifi and is connected to it. but it does not use internet. I mean in web browser no pages get opened and in play store it says no connection and as it does not have a data connection.
      while in network and sharing center the funkywifi network has access type: internet

      I am so confused and hope that you can help me with this

      Also it some times says the error when i turn off the wifi on my phone and turn it on again and the phone's wifi connection tries to connect to the network again it says after the message of Obtaining IP address: Disabled, Secured with WPA/WPA2 PSK

      please help.

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    8. i don't hav sharing option in my local area network using windows7

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  5. Thank you so much! you are a genius!

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  6. Hey Soham , thanks for the gr8 work, though after step 2 for me it says 'The Wireless Autoconfig service is not running' Plz help

    Thanks :)

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    1. Hey thanks for your reply.
      Have you tried googling your problem ?
      I found this after googling it:-
      Try starting the wireless service i.e. WLAN AutoConfig service manually. To do this,
      1. login to the computer as an administrator or Click Start, type services.msc , right click and choose "Run as Administrator".
      2. Locate WLAN AutoConfig service, double click on it to open its properties window.
      3. Under General tab, change the Startup type to Automatic and click Start button.
      4. Click Apply and then ok.
      Try to connect to the wireless connection and check the result.

      Also consider checking the following points :-

      1. Do you've any security software installed on the computer?
      2. Did you make any changes on the computer recently?

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  7. Soham the configuration was excellent. It really helped me. Thanks again V much

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  8. Hi Soham Thanks for all the support, I really appreciate the effort.. Although I did what u said me to do... and yes i did succeed cr8ing it .. but after step 4 when u start it, i get the following error :-
    The hosted network couldn't be started.
    The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation...
    Kindly help
    Thanks :)

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    1. ok.. I think I got your problem.Actually you have not enabled your wi-fi adaptor.
      What I did is disabled my wi-fi adapter and when I tried starting the network, I got the same error message.
      Go to "Network and Sharing Center" and then to adapter settings.
      Then right click on your "wi-fi adaptor" icon and click enable. Ensure that the Wireless Network Connection adapter is enabled (not grayed out).
      If this solve your problem, plz leave a msg.
      Thanks.
      -Soham

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    2. Hi Soham, m8 the problem is the same... and i dont see any wi-fi adaptor setting in my Network and Sharing Center, does that means i dont have a wifi adaptor ? Plz help

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    3. Hey Shady ,
      Some other persons were also having this problem. It happens when you are using it for the first time.
      According to Microsoft " this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section."
      The workaround is to "disable and then enable the wireless network adapter in Device Manager. After you do this, Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Adapter is created automatically."
      Or you can try starting a wireless ad hoc connection after opening "Network and Sharing Center" and then "set up a new connection or network".
      Or you "disallow" and then "allow" the network.
      Or you restart your computer.
      Hope this would work.

      -Soham

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  9. in the step 6 I cant see the shared tab.. pls reply asap.. tnx

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  10. Hey vid,
    Before trying to share the lan connection, please check that whether you have wi-fi lan adapter or not by typing "ipconfig/all".
    If you have then try starting the wireless service i.e. WLAN AutoConfig service manually. To do this,
    1. login to the computer as an administrator or Click Start, type services.msc , right click and choose "Run as Administrator".
    2. Locate WLAN AutoConfig service, double click on it to open its properties window.
    3. Under General tab, change the Startup type to Automatic and click Start button.
    4. Click Apply and then ok.
    Try to connect to the wireless connection and check the result.Thanks
    -Soham

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  11. Hi Soham

    I get the below error:
    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 operation.

    I have windows 7 and wifi enabled. Still its giving this error.
    "Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2" does not appear in ipconfig.
    The mode is also "allowed".
    Please help

    -Sid

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    1. Hey sid,
      Some of you are getting this error, because some how the Network mini port adapter is not starting. It happens when you are using it for the first time.
      According to Microsoft " this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section."
      The workaround is to "disable and then enable the wireless network adapter in Device Manager. After you do this, Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Adapter is created automatically."
      Or you can try starting a wireless ad hoc connection after opening "Network and Sharing Center" and then "set up a new connection or network".
      Or you "disallow" and then "allow" the network.
      Or you restart your computer.
      Hope this would work.
      Thanks for replying.
      -Soham

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    2. Hi soham, but i dont have a wifi adapter in my pc ,then what should i do?

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    3. Hey Azhar,
      Yes you can still do it with a external Wi-Fi router and then share your lan internet connection with that. But it depends upon the quality of Wi-Fi router and I haven't tried it on my own. So I can't say it will work for sure or not.

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  12. Thank you dude. I tried everything and didnt work until I saw your article. You rock and keep it up man!

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  13. hi soham, i am using windows xp sp3. is there a way to get the above working for windows xp?

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    1. Hey Anoop,
      If you have the required card in your system (now a days all laptops comes with pre-installed Wi-Fi card) then you can download Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi mini card adapter driver for windows xp . Although I don't know it will work or not because I haven't tried.

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    2. i already have a wifi card preinstalled in my system. do i still need to download virtual wifi driver?

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    3. Anoop ,
      Have you tried the above commands in your system ?
      Actually the wireless Hosted Network is a new WLAN feature supported on Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Wireless LAN Service installed.On Windows 7 and later, the operating system installs a virtual device if a Hosted Network capable wireless adapter is present on the machine. You can have more info here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd815243(v=vs.85).aspx
      I also checked up microsoft site and it says the minimum requirement of using this facility is Windows 7.
      For further info refer http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd439488(v=vs.85).aspx
      Therefore if your machine has XP pre-installed it may not have the "Hosted Network" facility although you have a Wi-Fi lan card installed.

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  14. hey im unable to obtain my laptop ip address in phone.so because of this im unable to share my pc internet over my mobile..please help in this

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    1. Sorry , but I still did not get your problem .
      You can try disabling and re-enabling your android wi-fi or test your phone wi-fi by tying *#*#232339#*#* or *#*#526#*#* or *#*#528#*#* in phone dialer.

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    2. absolutely wonderful....gr8 work soham .....5 stars......I just copied your commands on my dos screen and the work was done ...i have tried so many things before, but none helped.....this works gr8.......
      just like to add for many of the fellow members,,,,,the password is the complete key i.e password123 AND NOT ONLY 123....SO REMEMBER... ONCE AGAIN SOHAM GR8 WORK

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    3. Hey Vijay thanks a lot for the comment. I am happy that it helped you.

      -Soham

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  15. Hey Soham, I've followed the steps you've outlined and I'm able to connect to the newly created network but for some reason I can't browse internet on my phone. What makes it even weirder is the fact that on my laptop it says the newly created network has access to internet...your help will be appreciated! Thanks in advance

    Michal

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  16. Hi Soham, worked for me. Wonderful ! Ty so much !!! keep it up !!!

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    1. Hey who ever you are , thanks for encouraging me.. !
      :)

      -Soham

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  17. Great job...You help me a lot :)

    Mhonhu

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  18. thanks buddy. it works on my galaxy w. your info helps me a lot. thanks thanks thanks you make me happy..

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    1. Hey Adi.. thanks buddy.. thanks a lot.

      -Soham

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  19. Hello Soham,
    My notebook uses WIndows Vista. I tried your method but stuck at step 2. After I entered "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=funkywifi key=password123 keyusage=persistent" , it says (in Chinese) "cannot find this comment: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=funkywifi key=password123 keyusage=persistent"
    Then I tried to enter "netsh wlan show hostednetwork", it also says (in Chinese) "cannot find this comment: netsh wlan set hostednetwork"
    I have triple checked that there is no typing mistake, and I input the exact commend typed here (same ssid and password as yours).

    Then I tried step 5, 6 and 7. No problem in step 5 and 6. However at step 7, my mobile device does not find this funkywifi connection. I tried a few times and not succeeded.

    Is there any suggestion?

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    1. Dear 混亂之眼 ,
      May be you don't have Wi-Fi card of if you have that it does not support "access point" connection.
      To check if you have a WI-Fi lan card open command prompt and type ipconfig/all .
      You will find information about your Wi-Fi card if it is present in your system.
      Or else you can also check it from device manager.
      Step 6 and 7 will work only if you create a Wi-Fi access point successfully.
      I Hope this will clear your doubt.

      -Soham

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    2. I have checked in "device manager". There is a Atheros AR928x Wireless Network Adapter. It uses a standard called "802.11b Preamble". In cmd.exe, type ipconfig/all, and I can also see this adapter in "wireless network" section. I check my notebook and it does have a WLAN thing.
      http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Versatile_Performance/F80Q/#specifications
      So I think that is not the problem?

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    3. Yes. I think you have that. Can you try re-installing the driver of Wlan adaper from internet ? As you told in your first comment that you are getting "cannot find this comment" remark , I think the driver of the has not been installed correctly.

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    4. I have the same problem in Windows vista. Same results to writing the program. Also, I have Dell wireless Wlan mini card for my wifi network adapter

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    5. it seems that "netsh wlan set hostednetwork" is not supported in Windows Vista

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  20. Hi,
    I have blackberry curve and I did get connected to the network but I was not able to access internet on my phone, can you pleas suggest any steps for the same.

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    1. I do not know much about Black berry systems, but please make sure that you have shared your internet in your laptop !

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  21. hi i just bought a galaxy s3. i loved your concept. but i dont understand what is cmd.exe?? i tried searching. no results. please help

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    1. Hey :D,
      I do not know who you are and neither I know whether you are using Windows 7 or not . People who are familiar with windows knows what is cmd.exe . It actually opens up a command line interpreter in Windows . Please try googling it, you will find the required info.
      Thanks a lot for you comment !!

      -Soham

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    2. its the command prompt. just do as soham asked, open search and find cmd.exe

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    3. heyy soham ..how would i come to know whether i hav a wifi lan adoptor or not by typing " ipconfig/all" coz m having he same problem-i cant see the shared tab in step 6

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  22. Thanks a lot!! helped me with connecting my XPERIA Sola to PC internet!!

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  23. Hi there,

    I tried your instructions and I can see the network on my phone (galaxy S3) but the connection is poor. Right now, my computer is connected to the internet via LAN and I am hoping to use your instructions to share the net with my phone. Also, my phone does not have the static ip section. when i go into the advanced settings, I see the IP settings but I cannot change it. Any idea on how this might be fixed? Thanks!

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    1. Hey Joyce,
      If your can use your lan internet I would suggest not to change the present configuration. And therefore there is no need to change your IP.

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  24. Thank you very much, now i have high speed internet in my phone when im at home! :)

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    1. Hi Mihkel, I am happy that it helped you !
      Enjoy !!
      ;-Soham

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  25. hey, thanks for the steps.

    I have tried the steps given (by creating the 3 .dat files) and my Win7 laptop is broadcasting. My mobile devices are able to detect the shared wifi too..however when i try to connect to the wifi network, my devices are not able to connect to wifi, it gets stuck at "obtaining IP address?

    When i run "netsh wlan show hostednetwork", it shows the mode as started and the status as connected..and the wifi id for my devices as well..however my devices (samsung galaxys2 (ICS) and nokia n8(symbian belle)) are unable to access the internet through it.

    hope you can help..thanks

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    1. Hey Adam,
      Try pinging your device IP from your PC or Laptop.You will find you your phone IP in Advance Wifi Settings.
      If the pinging in not successful then the problem must be from your phone. Although this "obtaining IP address" has been proved a bug in Andoid. The device goes into an infinite loop between scanning and disconnecting Wi-Fi.But there are tricks which may or may not work.
      For samsung users
      Switch off Wi-Fi , Open "Allshare". You will be asked to turn on your Wi-Fi. Turn on the Wi-Fi and select the required access point connection from the device list.
      For other users.
      Put the following settings in Static IP setttings ..
      IP address : 192.168.1.253
      Gateway: 192.168.1.1
      Netmask: 255.255.255.0
      DNS1: 8.8.4.4
      DNS2: 4.4.4.4/8.8.8.8
      I hope the works for you. But if it works please take the hurdle of leaving a comment.
      Thanks

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    2. Hi Soham, the thing is that its not only the S2 but also the Nokia n8 (which could normally connect without any problem when I use the ad-hoc connection). Anyways i'd rather not play around with the statix IP as it's my mom's phone

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    3. Hei, Have you tried with Allshare in samsung S2 ? It generally works... !!

      -Soham

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  26. Thanks a lot Soham!
    I've connected to the wifi yesterday, but when I came back home today, it doesnt work!=(
    Can you help me?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hey Yan ,
      Thanks a lot . Can you describe a little more about your problem ? I mean can u see the Wi-Fi access point in your laptop and can your mobile connect to that Wi-Fi network ?

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  27. Hi Soham .. I am stuck with "Obtaining IP address" on my Android, any suggestions?

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    1. Hi Rose,
      This has been a common problem for Android user. But there is no particular way to fix it. Although I have few workable tips to rectify, you may try it.
      For samsung users
      Switch off Wi-Fi , Open "Allshare". You will be asked to turn on your Wi-Fi. Turn on the Wi-Fi and select the required access point connection from the device list.
      For other users.
      Put the following settings in Static IP setttings ..
      IP address : 192.168.1.253
      Gateway: 192.168.1.1
      Netmask: 255.255.255.0
      DNS1: 8.8.4.4
      DNS2: 4.4.4.4/8.8.8.8
      I hope the works for you. But if it works please take the hurdle of leaving a comment.
      Thanks
      -Soham

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  28. Hello Soham, My name is Paul and i have one question: Can u do that in WinXp? :D Thanx!

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    1. Hi Paul, Thanks for visiting my blog !
      Actually the wireless Hosted Network is a new WLAN feature supported on Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Wireless LAN Service installed.On Windows 7 and later, the operating system installs a virtual device if a Hosted Network capable wireless adapter is present on the machine.
      All these shell commands are only for configuring the Microsoft virtual device for Wi-Fi networks.
      You can have more info here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd815243(v=vs.85).aspx
      I also checked up microsoft site where it clearly says that the minimum requirement of using this facility is Windows 7.
      For further info refer http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd439488(v=vs.85).aspx
      Therefore if your machine has XP pre-installed it may not have the "Hosted Network" facility although you have a Wi-Fi lan card installed.

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  29. Hi Soham, even I got the error as command not found.
    I even went to device manager and checked, i do have a wireless lan card.

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  30. gr8 work i am able to connect my galaxy ace plus but speed varies from 6Mbps to 58 Mbps.at 6 Mbps no data transmission occurs

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    1. Hi Dharmendra ,
      I am too having the same phone. But I never had any such problems .. May be you are using your Wi-Fi from a large distance. Try pinging your mobile IP from laptop cmd.exe " ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx " and see if there is any data loss or not.Find your phone IP in Advance Wi-Fi settings.

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  31. Hi Soham. what is the problem if cmd show this message(below) when i want to srart it?

    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. i have all 3 formalities completed as u said in one of the comment

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    1. You can get this error due to many reasons.But the common of them are
      1.your network lan connection is not shared.
      2.your wlan card doesn't support "hostednetwork" connection.
      3.you are having more than one "hostednetwork" profiles .

      Thakns..

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  32. hi plss help me, I followed the steps but the internet connection which I set up appearing no internet access,, how is it??? pls thank you

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    1. Can you detail your problem like other did ? No internet access can be due to many reasons.

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    2. Hi Soham,
      I followed the steps that you had given but i end up until no. 6, Check the "Internet Connection Sharing" button and select your home network connection from the given options in the same tab for me it is "Wireless Network Connection 2".Now click ok and you are done. and after which going back to no.4, but in the part clicking connection button in right corner of task bar i can see the wifi name there but no internet access..... PLEASE HELP ME Mr. Genius!!!!! thanks a lot for your time!!!!!!!

      Aly

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  33. hey thanks ..its working....i can browse the websites its working...but the applications(any file) are not downloading.....can you please help me...

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    1. Hey thanks for your reply.
      If you are trying to download any file from your android browser then it will not be possible.

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  34. Hey Man!! Thank you so much! When everything else like the adhoc, connectify and the intel mywifi failed you came in saved me!! Hey can you tell me is there as command prompt way of doing the step 6, that is sharing the internet of the step 6?? I mean then it can be made into a whole set of bat files without any clicks. I know its just a one time process but still it can be passed around easily!! :)

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    1. I got you you are telling ! I will see to it, if it is possible or not. Have to go in depth of command prompt shell . But thanks for this info.

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  35. gr8 work.....got 3g net in maah sony tipo :)

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  36. hi soham ...when i enter netsh wlan start hosted network .... its showing the hosted network couldnt start..the device attached to the system is not functioning///..plz help

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    1. It may happen that your Wi-Fi service in your laptop is not active. You can check that from device manager or you can type "ipconfig/all" without quotes in command prompt.

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  37. I did all the steps and it connected in the end, but it still doesnt work. It shows the wifi symbol at the the top, but when i try to use the internet, nothing loads. Please advice!

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    1. Hey can you tell your problem in detail ? I got your problem on your phone, but what about your PC Wi-Fi connection ?
      Have you followed all the steps to create a hosted network from your laptop?

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  38. Hi Soham,
    I have SE X8 and I created the spot as you have told above and in my laptop everything is fine. But in my phone when I wanna connect to the WiFi share point in my phone, it stops in obtaining IP address step and tries many times, but could not connect to the net.
    Would you please help who could get ride?

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    1. Hi Soham,

      I'm testing this out using various mobiles (HTC One X, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tab p1000)

      I'm getting the same problem as Saber with Laptop A (Acer 5943G Win 7 Home Premium). However when I tried it on Laptop B (Samsung Series 5 Win 7 Home Premium), it worked perfectly fine.

      SO the problem is not with the mobile devices but with the laptop. Is there some setting that's supposed to be enabled or disabled in the laptop?

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    2. (without resorting to Static IPs)..

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  39. when i typed the command shown in the 2nd step in CMD, it didn't worked.
    and the error it showed me was " the wireless autoconfig service (wlansvc) is not running "

    what does it mean?
    and what should i do abt it??

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  40. when i try to start the hostednetwork,'m getting the msg as "the device attached to the system is not functioning" :(

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    1. Please check that your laptop Wi-Fi adapter is working or not. Also check from 'Network and sharing Center' whether your virtual WiFi miniport adapter has been created or not.

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  41. i have problem here..
    the hosted network started...but when i see at wifi bar..it shown funkywifi no network access...
    i saw at your tutorial it suppose to funkywifi internet access..
    how to fix this problem?

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  42. Hi Soham, thanks a lot for helping and sharing!
    In my case it is wireless connection I am using on my laptop, and I can use Internet only on one device at a time... whereas I would like to use both my Laptop and Galaxy s3. Do you think there is a way to share given these conditions?
    Btw, I tried what you described here, everything went smooth until I realized I am not connected to LAN :)...
    Thanks in advance!
    IS

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  43. Hi Soham again!

    Here back just to say you are genius! fixed my problem, have done the step 6 with my wireless network.. working smooth!

    Thanks a lot!!!
    IS

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  44. Can I somehow do it without having any Wi=Fi interface on my PC ?

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  45. Hi Soham, i was looking for this option for last one year. thanks for the info.

    I managed to create the wifi network connection and it is detecting in my mobile device (Android 4.1.1). After i gave the password it says connecting, saved, secured. And again reconnecting... I even tried to give static ip, didn't workout well. I hope this will be a simple question for you.

    Regards,
    Ilyas

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  46. Hey! It helped me a lot! Thanks!! I just wanted to ask that will the connection cut my mobile's currency or the internet only??

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  47. hey thanx soham .. helped me a lot
    btw which type of network these commands create?it is not ad hoc .. it shows wpa network .. Does it mean my laptop is working as a virtual access point or something ? and why are these things not there is windows in set up network or somewhere, any idea?

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  48. everything works well, but in the end on my android phone, funkywifi keeps connecting and disconnecting. it would show "authenticating..." then disconnect, and start attempting to connect again. any solutions? thanks.

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  49. Dear Soham, thanks.

    I have just one query. My android device shows ," avoided slow connection" after I entered the password as per the last step in your discussion. What could be the problem. Can u suggest some help.. Thanks.

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  50. I don't know how in the world i messed up the password but i apparently did. I can't connect from my phone...

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  51. Take that back, the password was right it just wont connect. Stuck on authenticating.

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  52. This entry is really helpful. Love U

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  53. hey soham,

    i followed all the steps and everything went well, but when i tried to enable internet sharing the home networking connection did not show Wireless Network Connection 2 rather it just enables the internet for Wireless Network Connection...my galaxy s2 was able to pick up the funkywifi connection but could not connect to it because of the above mentioned problem...please help thanks

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  54. Hey soham
    I followed your all steps but when i tried to connect my phone with pc it shows obtaining ip address and disconnects. I have read ur comments and you say that there must be problem in pc which hinders connection between my devices but before this i use this trick with s/w like connectify and etc & at that tym my phone get connected with my pc. So please tell me what to do

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  55. hi soham i've wa3002g4 modem of bsnl broadband ,win 7
    i can run wlan but it is not showing in my mobile of android 4 v
    please help me

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  56. Hey there,

    I tried using your solution, but I run into problem when trying to connect my HTC Desire. When I try to connect, the device gets stuck on 'obtaining an ip-address'. When I try to connect with a static IP (Ip-address: 169.254.17.1 Gateway: 169.254.17.0 Netmask:255.255.0.0 DNS1: 8.8.8.4 DNS2: 8.8.4.4) I can connect to the funkiwifi network. However, I don't have access to the internet then.

    I suspect my problems are caused by the fact the drop-down menu from the internet connection sharing tab is missing, so I can't select the right wireless connection to share my internet with. However, I can't find a solution

    Does anyone have a solution? Thanks in forward!

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  57. hi soham.... can it possible to share internet from my pc to android phone(having wifi).. but im not having any hardware or software regarding to wifi connection in my system.. i have only one local area connection network.. i have tried once but it shows that there is no wlan connection.. can u pls suggest me to how to do and what should i have(hardware or software) to get share internet to my android phone...

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  58. hi soham.... can it possible to share internet from my pc to android phone(having wifi).. but im not having any hardware or software regarding to wifi connection in my system.. i have only one local area connection network.. i have tried once but it shows that there is no wlan connection.. can u pls suggest me to how to do and what should i have(hardware or software) to get share internet to my android phone...

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    1. Hi tony, I am sorry but unless a wifi adapter is physically present it is not possible to share your internet connection through wifi. One more thing I would like to add is that this method is only for those who has a wifi miniport adapter installed in their laptops. Normally win 7 laptops comes with an installed adapter now-a-days.

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  59. my mobile is connected but not browsing anything so plz plz plz help me
    plz plz

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    1. Hey its simple.. You have not shared your broadband connection or your actual data connection with your wifi virtual adapter. :)
      To do this follow step no.6.
      :)

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  60. hi doesn't it works for symbians?

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    1. Hi,
      You need to have a similar WiFi enabled symbian phone which is capable of accessing internet from a hosted network connection.
      To give a more clear picture , because many a people has asked me the same question, it actually depends upon the WiFi adapter which your mobile phone and your laptop or PC or WiFi router is using. Technologies like WiFi blue tooth, etc. shares data connection through electromagnetic frequencies. Therefore connections between two devices depends much up on the frequencies/ spectrum between which they share information. The fact which we neglect while choosing any WiFi router or adapter as it is not mentioned.

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  61. woow!! is it as simple as that . thnx alot

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  62. step 2 is not working in vista,get message "the following command was not found netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=funkywifi key=password123 keyusage=persistent".plz help

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  63. man thanks a lot ..............God bless you.....thanks a loooot....really worked for my Samsung Ace plus

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    1. Hi Vishal !
      Thanks for your appreciation.
      :)

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  64. i followed all the steps...bt was stuck up at ip configuration....in my android handset it is asking for ip address ,gateway, dns1,dns2 and network prefix lenght.what should i fill in these fields?

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    1. Uncheck the static IP address and use dynamic IP.
      Hope this solves your problem.
      :)

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  65. hi,
    i successfully completed til 5th step, but in 6th step i am getting the problem in properties->sharing i checked on allow other networks users to connect through this computer's internet connection and selected wireless network connection 2, but when i click on ok its showing the dialog box as The user name and password for this connection were not saved for use by all users. As a result, Internet Connection sharing can only dial this connection when you are logged on. To enable automatic dialing, save your user name and password for all users in the Connect dialog.
    when this apper i clicked ok then i get other dialog box.
    Since this connection is currently active, some settings will not take effect until the next time you dial it. then i clicked ok one more dialog box as
    Cannot enable shared access.
    Error 1075: the dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion. if i click ok the properties dialog box will disappears..

    please please solve this problem as early as possible... You can also email me at swapnilirabatti1991@gmail.com
    Please...advance thanks...

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  66. hello soham
    for the first time i can used it but when i shutdown my laptop, i try to use it again but it not work..
    plizz help me

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  67. hello I successfully connected my lg 2x p990 android with my wifi from the pc but after some time the connection gets lost and my lg doesn't sees the connection but my computer says that the connection is still on?why is that?can you help me?

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  68. hello my wifi virtual connects with my phone but after a time the wifi disappears from the phone but the computer still says it has internet acces.why is that?can you help me?

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  69. many many thank u ,it's really helpful for my Samsung galaxy phone

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  70. hi soham ,
    i get the below error, i am using vista
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=funkywifi key=password123 keyusage=persistent
    The following command was not found: wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=funk
    ywifi key=password123 keyusage=persistent.

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  71. Hi Soham,

    I have completed all the steps mentioned by you but I am unable to connected my android phone to the wireless network.
    It says "Obtaining IP address..."

    Kindly guide me a way though this so that I can use Internet on my Phone.

    Thanks in advance,
    Nikhil

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  72. I have dongle with me to connect internet with my pc. I am not able to connect to my android phone by floowing the same step above. Because am not able to fine local / wireless connection in my network connections. I have MBLAZe dongle.

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  73. hi, i just done wat u said and i connected to my device but the internet line on my laptop is pre wired, so when i connected to my device it block my device for surfing, so is there any solution?

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  74. I was entering the texts and it was working, but when i typed- netsh wlan start hostednetwork' it said "the group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation." what to do???????????????????????????? :( :(

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  75. Thanks alot Just connected my galaxy S3 to my laptop. thought i wasn't going to wrk cos I'm using windows 8 but it did connect. thanks again

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  76. I don't understand what my problem is. I am logged into free public wifi. I set up my funkywifi network and connect to it with my tablet.

    I'm connected, etc, but I can't access the net. I can log into shared files via sharing on my laptop, but to go further and access the web via the laptops internet, it won't connect fully evidently.

    I use connectify and it works okay, but I thought I'd try this.

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    1. @Lawrence
      Have you checked that you are sharing your wifi network with the virtual wifi mini adapter ?
      If not then please follow the 6th step. Without this sharing you can not use your main broad band/public wifi with other devices.
      Hope this would help.

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  77. hello soham
    above step are successfully done as well as in mobile also..but problem is that,,when i connect mobile wifi to pc then it ask password.so that what is password that i enter???

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  78. Hi, I'm running vista. My Internet connection is via USB dongle so I want to use the laptop's wireless card for sharing. When in Network and Sharing there is no option to change adapter settings in the left column. I can only go to manage network connections, left click my active dongle connection or my inactive Wireless Network Connection, select preferences, sharing tab and then allow the share. When I "allow" my active internet connection to be shared, it only gives two options to select; Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection. There is no Wireless Connection 2 or anything else in dropdown. No virtual that I can locate either. I tried with the inactive Wireless Network Connection and it gives no options at all. When I tried cmd prompts, I received the instruction "The following command was not found" then the text I had entered. I typed cmd ipconfig and no Wireless Network Connection 2 is listed, only my PPP adapter 3 Connection, Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection, Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection, Tunnel adapters 6, 7,11,12,13. Tunnels 11 and 12 have spec IPv6 address with link IPv6 address and IPv6 address with default gateway respectively. Any ideas?

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  79. What if my computer do not have WiFi?
    Can I still do this using another connectivity between PC and Mobile.

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  80. i have trouble after i gave the command to start the hosted network
    C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    the hosted network couldn't be started.
    a device attached to the system is not functioning

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  81. hey bro....
    when i follow step 6...this massage created in my sharing option
    windows cannot display the properties of this connection.the windows management instrumentation (WMI)information might be cprrupted....
    now what can i do....??
    pls reply fast...

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  82. hey soham, i want this feature to be configured in the linux.
    So can you help me in configuring this feature??


    Regards:- Ambar Jain

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  83. when i enter ''netsh wlan show hostednetwork'' it shows hosted network status not available
    i am using cable broadband connection when i am using ics it dnt allow to share it

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  84. Thanks a lot! You saved my day. :)

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  85. Hi,
    I followed your instructions and created the network. I have two phones and neither of them can connect to the network, the Android phone says "Network disabled. Poor connection." after trying to obtain the IP address, and the Windows phone just says "could not reach network."
    Any ideas?

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  86. hi,
    just to go windows 7 on your laptop and click on start button, then type cmd in search and press enter.

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  87. C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    The hosted network couldn't be started.
    A device attached to the system is not functioning.

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  88. hi i am yogesh. i just tried ur follwoing steps it working once i tried itself it started working without any error
    thanks soham

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  89. Hello it worked well for me. Thank you very much.

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  90. thank you sooooooooo much ! it realy helps.,your amazing.,

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  91. I have tried these step, and i am able to enable but when i tried connecting it to my phone getting the Authentic problem? i have typed the correct password, please hlep.

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  92. dear whin i type like step#2 after hitting ENTER
    it shows that you must use commamnd promt
    what i do ?????????????????????????????????

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    1. I didn't your question. Make sure that you open the command prompt in "administrative" mode. and I hope you at least know what do you mean by command prompt.

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  93. miracle thanks for the kind tutorial

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  94. my samsung android mobile is unable to detect the wifi of my computer,on scanning also it's not showing the wifi connections available....Can you help

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  95. Thanks. It worked for me only when I disabled the firewall on my laptop. Only when disabling the firewall was I able to browse the web on my android phone. (Windows 7 laptop along with Eset Smart Security 6)

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  96. I am very much happy that it worked. I am very much thankful to you.

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  97. hi,i am stuck,step 6!!do i have to connect to LAN or to the broadbandname(eg.reliance)

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  98. hi,,
    i am stuck at step 4, when i type in cmd it says -"the hosted network couldnt be started,a device attached to the system is not functioning"
    plzz help
    thank u!!

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  99. plz help it says rhe hosted network coulnot be started
    a device attached to the modem is not functioning
    - :( bhumika

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    1. hy its me bhumika again... just i dint enable my pcs wifi ...lolz..bless u man...seriously very helpful...thankz a ton...mine is sony xperia!!<3<3

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    2. Hey Bhumika..
      It's nice to see that you figured out your problem on your own. Although I try my best to reply to everyone's queries , but can not do that because of my schedule.

      Thanks.
      -Soham

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  100. why is there no internet connection on funkywifi?

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  101. when i am connecting my android to the hotspot created on my windows8 laptop, I am getting the message authentication failed.
    This is not a password issue

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  102. didnt work for me ahwell great idea though

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  103. My created wifi network shows no internet access. Rest everything is working fine on laptop and cell phone. But i am not able to access internet on cell phone even though wifi is connecting. My internet in laptop is a wired connection through a cablenet ISP which connects using dial up. Please help me.

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  104. i cannot share my local area network with wireless network 2 when i try i got error

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  105. Really informative post thanks for share

    wifi en eventos

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  106. hi, i just want to say that it doesn't work on vista... it says that the command was not found. netsh wlan does exist but the command set hostednetwork does not. the only commands available were set file, set machine, set mode, set autoconfig, set blockednetworks, set createalluserprofile, set profileorder, set profileparameter and set tracing...

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  107. I use windows 7 Starter.

    I have done everything perfect, but I couldn't find the "Sharing" tab when I clicked "Change adapter settings" and then identified my broadband connection. Only "Networking" appeared. My Android phone could find the hostednetwork, but couldn't open a page.

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  108. hai sir,
    when i execute first command 'netsh ...' it shows 'the following command was not found' . but when i execute the command 'show ...' it shows my laptops ssid name, mode: allowed, etc. but the status is "not started".. please help me

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  109. cant share my broadband connection, it says a lan connection is already configured with the ip address that is required for automatic IP addressing.. what to do? my internet connection is from broadband and not from LAN

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