Sharing Mobile Broadband

Your travelling…. and you want to share your mobile broadband connection over WiFi. What can you do…?

Following are the options available…

1) Using a MiFi router. There are various models and types, Google it if you want more information.

2) If you have an Android or an Apple Device (iOS), you already have it; assuming that you have your cellular/mobile data connection connected.

3) If you don’t have any of these still there is a way, as long as you have a windows and a PC with a WiFi adapter. (Disadvantage of this method is that you can only connect windows computers)

  • Connect your Mobile Broadband Connection
  • Go to; Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center
  • Create the Ad-Hoc Connection
  • Turn on Internet Connection Sharing
  • Ask others to connect to the defined WiFi Connection Name (In the below video it’s VENURA9.COM)
  • Following video explains how it is done;

4) If you are more of a techie you can have a fully fledged WiFi network on your PC. This way you are not restrcited to a network where only the windows users can connect.

  • Run the “cmd.exe” as the administrator
    C:\Windows\system32>
    
  • Run the following commands to setup the network (Network SSID is VENURA and the password is 12345678):
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow "ssid=VENURA" "key=12345678" KeyUsage=persistent
    
  • To Start:
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    
  • To Stop:
    netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
    
  • Go to: Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections
  • Go to the properties of the connection you want to share, this can be a mobile broadband connection or even a wired connection
  • Select the sharing tab and tick “Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection”
  • From the drop down select “Wireless Network Connection 2” (Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter)
  • Press OK
  • Other PCs, MACs and Phones will see a network named “VENURA” and they can connect using the password “12345678

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