Wifi Router

Apart from visible changes like Taskbar (superbar), Aero Peek, Aero Snap in Windows 7 there several other hidden enhancement in Windows 7 like virtual Wifi. Virtual WiFi, abbreviated to VWiFi, is a software layer that abstracts the wireless LAN card hardware into multiple virtual adapters. The software handles the connections of each adapter to ensure every adapter has an opportunity to connect to their respective networks limited by time.

Your Windows 7 machines can become a wifi access-point, routing the connections over Ethernet or even over a client station connection on the same wifi adapter. Here is simple guide on how to create/setup Virtual Wifi on Windows 7.

How to Setup Virtual Wifi on Windows 7

1. Open a command-prompt with administrator privileges.

Click on Start menu, All Programs, Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt, select “Run as administrator”). Type in:

2. Configure the “hosted” interface:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Test key=password

This example creates an access-point with an SSID of “Test”,

3. Configure Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Open up the networking control panel. Select the interface that currently has Internet connection (like your Ethernet or normal wifi), enable “Sharing”, and then select the special “hosted” interface.

4. Start it

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Windows 7 Wifi Setup

Windows 7 Wifi Setup 2

That’s it.

Source: erratasec.blogspot.com

Thanks to Long Zheng of istartedsomething for posting this steps.

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