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Turn your notebook into a Wi-Fi Access Point

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Well, I got a new Android mobile phone a few days ago. I decided to install some apps, and then BUMP. All Wi-Fi networks in my neighbourhood were password protected. I tried to create ad-hoc network both in Ubuntu and Windows 7, but without any success. It seems that my phone (Samsung i5700 Spica with Android 1.5) cannot access Ad-hoc network.

After some googling, I found the program called Connectify. Here is the website where you can download it -> You will need computer with internet access, wireless network card and Windows 7. After a straight-forward set-up, you can easily manage your own Wi-Fi hotspot, and share internet connection from your computer with other mobile devices. Network can be protected with WPA2-Personal encryption,  so you don’t have to worry about security. However, I could not make stable download version working , so I installed BETA version and it works just like it should.

I’d say that Connectify development team have done a great job.