1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    OS is windows 7
    Pc is IBM T61
    In network adapters is a listing: intel wireless wifi link 4905AGN
    I updated this adapter, but still no hotspot
    I tried a few instant "Hotspot" installation software, but all need the MS virtual wifi adapter to run
    HELP please
    01-05-2015 08:17 PM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    I've done this several times before, but never used a dedicated software for it, as Windows supports WiFi sharing on its own since Windows 7. Check this article, which contains a nice how to: How to turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot

    You need to scroll down a bit (2. Activating your device and Wi-Fi hotspot through command line scripts)
    01-06-2015 07:38 AM
  3. rhapdog's Avatar
    Make sure that when you issue the following command at the command prompt (run command prompt as administrator), that it says "Hosted Network Supported: Yes". If it is No, then your adapter simply doesn't support it.

    Run the "netsh wlan show drivers" command at an elevated command prompt to see if it is compatible.
    01-06-2015 08:22 AM
  4. Marcelo Velazquez's Avatar
    I went for the easiest alternative: Set up one using connectify-me. Works like a charm on Windows 7/8/10. The only downside is that the free version resets the connection every 30 minutes
    01-06-2015 08:29 AM

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