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Networking: Virtual Access Point from Your PC

If you are within range of a WLAN, you can easily share your Internet connection with a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. But how can friends and family access the Internet if you don’t want to have to permanently give them your password, or if you don’t have a WLAN in the first place. The answer is to create your own virtual Wi-Fi network that shares your PC’s Internet connection with other people. It even works if you do not have a cabled connection and are instead connecting via a mobile data adapter. All you need to do is create your network in a few mouse clicks, then allow your friends and families to connect using Windows built-in Internet sharing features. In this article, we’ll show you how to set up Virtual Wi-Fi on your PC and share Internet access.

Category: Internet & Security, Issues
Issue: 2016 Issue 4 April
Operating Systems: Vista, 7, 8, 10
Article Reference: N525



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