Virtual Wi-Fi Or Access Point Using Wireless Hosted Network To Share An Internet Connection

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Virtual Wi-Fi Or Access Point Using Wireless Hosted Network To Share An Internet Connection

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Starting Windows 7, you can Share An Internet Connection using Wireless Hosted Networking.

The wireless Hosted Network feature in Windows 7 lets anyone with a supported Wi-Fi adapter and driver become a wireless Access Point for other Wi-Fi users, while also having the ability to connect to another wireless network. This simply server as a virtual access point or virtual wi-fi.

What is Wireless Hosted Network?

The wireless Hosted Network is a new WLAN feature supported on Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Wireless LAN Service installed. This feature implements two major functions:

- The virtualization of a physical wireless adapter into more than one virtual wireless adapter sometimes referred to as Virtual Wi-Fi.
- A software-based wireless access point (AP) sometimes referred to as a SoftAP that uses a designated virtual wireless adapter.

Configure wireless Hosted Networks
Open Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Right Click on Command Prompt and run as Administrator.
Command Prompt and run as Administrator
Command Prompt and run as Administrator

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=[Wifi-Name] key=[passphrase] keyUsage=persistent


Note: Change the actual value for your ssid (your desired network name) and key (WPA2-PSK encryption key). In my case, it's ssid=myhome-wifi and key=passw0rd.
C:\Windows\system32>
C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myhome-wifi key
=passw0rd keyUsage=persistent
The hosted network mode has been set to allow.
The SSID of the hosted network has been successfully changed.
The user key passphrase of the hosted network has been successfully changed.
C:\Windows\system32>
Configure the wireless Hosted Network settings
Configure the wireless Hosted Network settings
Windows will now detect a supported adapter and it will automatically add a connection to the Network Connections window, named Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter. See figure below.
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
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Configure the real network adapter to share its Internet access using the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) feature of Windows. This way, people connecting to the virtual Access Point will receive Internet access.

Navigate through the Control Panel or Network and Sharing Center to bring up the Network Connections window.

In my case, the source of my internet is Local Area Connection. Right click on it and click Properties. Click on Sharing Tab and tick on Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection. Select the correct Home network connection which is Wireless Network Connection 2, the name of our Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter.
Internet Connection Sharing
Internet Connection Sharing
At this point, Internet Connection Sharing is now enabled. Now return to the Command Prompt and enter the following to enable the Hosted Network:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan start hostednetwork
The hosted network started.
C:\Windows\system32>
Start the wireless Hosted Network
Start the wireless Hosted Network
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Now, your Virtual Access Point is ready. Others nearby should see the Hosted Network appear in their list of available wireless networks. They can connect like normal and enter the encryption key when prompted.

Additional information:
Stop the wireless Hosted Network:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
The hosted network stopped.
C:\Windows\system32>
Stop the wireless Hosted Network
Stop the wireless Hosted Network
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To view the Hosted Network details, including the MAC addresses of connected users, enter the following:
netsh wlan show hostednetwork
C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan show hostednetwork

Hosted network settings
-----------------------
Mode : Allowed
SSID name : "myhome-wifi"
Max number of clients : 100
Authentication : WPA2-Personal
Cipher : CCMP

Hosted network status
---------------------
Status : Started
BSSID : d6:df:9a:b7:fa:47
Radio type : 802.11n
Channel : 11
Number of clients : 0

C:\Windows\system32>
To view the Hosted Network details
To view the Hosted Network details
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Virtual Wi-Fi Or Access Point Using Wireless Hosted Network To Share An Internet Connection

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Excellent post! This is what I need.
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