Friday, July 29, 2011

Create a Wireless Hosted Network in Windows 7 With Netsh


Microsoft included a basic Wi-Fi affection in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that lets you affix to a accustomed wireless arrangement and at the aforementioned time actualize a basic wireless arrangement with that aforementioned wireless adapter. However, you charge use a command-line apparatus alleged Netsh to actualize and administer the basic router, which Microsoft calls a Wireless Hosted Network. There are third-party programs to advice configure this functionality with a GUI (as discussed in the abutting section), about we'll aboriginal analysis the commands.
First, you'll appetite to accredit the Internet Affiliation Sharing (ICS) affection of Windows 7 so the Internet admission is aggregate with users on the Wireless Hosted Network.
Open the Arrangement Connections window, right-click the arrangement adapter that's affiliated to the Internet and baddest Properties. Then baddest the Sharing tab, analysis the Allow added arrangement users to affix through this computer's Internet connection, accept the arrangement affiliation name of the Microsoft Basic WiFi Miniport Adapter from the drop-down box, and bang OK.
Now accessible the Command Prompt: bang Alpha > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
Set the arrangement details:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourVirtualNetworkName key=YourNetworkPassword
Start the Wireless Hosted Network:
netsh wlan alpha hostednetwork
To stop the Wireless Hosted Network:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
To see the Wireless Hosted Arrangement details, including the MAC addresses of affiliated users:
netsh wlan appearance hostednetwork


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