You will need
- 1 computer
- 1 wifi adapter
- At least 1 laptop
Creating a wireless network we will show the example of the wifi card Asus PCI-G31. Working with him is easy and pleasant, and the setting will not take more than ten minutes. Install adapter in a free PCI slot in Your computer and turn on the last. Further the situation will develop differently for the operating systems Windows XP + Vista and Windows 7.
Windows XP. Everything is simple. After installing the software, run the program displayed in the system tray. Select Config and click on Soft AP. Put a dot near the item Soft AP_mode. If You want users to wireless network had Internet access, the Internet graph, select the desired network. Now go to menu Config – Access Control, and alternately enter the MAC addresses of the network adapters you need laptops. Note: the MAC address is known as: win+r – cmd – ipconfig /all.
Unfortunately, adequately working under windows 7 has not yet been written. But from the current situation there is due to the fact that Wi-Fi adapter Ralink made on the same chip that Asus. Download and install Ralink Wireless Utility. Note: if you are running Windows 7, the installation of the original software is not required – you need only the driver. Right click on the tray icon and select Switch to Soft AP mode. Run the program and go to the tab AR. Here you can change the name of your access point (SSID) and password (Key Material). As usual, if You plan to distribute the Internet to other devices, the properties of Your Internet connection allow access to the wireless network using this adapter. To configure nothing else, because network access is available with password entry.
Windows Vista worth a try IN the native and in case of failure to install Ralink.