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Internet Connection Sharing in Windows 8

 

windows 8

 

Things you will need

  • A VPN service
  • A laptop with wireless network adapter and RJ45 port
  • Wireless Internet connection(through a router or ISP provider)
  • Cross-over Ethernet cable.

Steps to share Internet connection:

  • Press Windows + R key combination to bring up run command dialog box
  • Type ncpa.cpl  (Note : It will bring up Network Connection Properties Administration window)
  • Select and right-click  your Wi-Fi connection
  • Select Properties from the context menu
  • In  Wi-Fi properties window, click on Sharing tab
  • Check the box “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection “
  • Click OK

Note: There is no way to create ad-hoc network through graphical user interface in Windows 8. You will have to create and enable the network through command line.

Steps to set up Ad-hoc wireless network:

  • Right-click on the bottom space of your desktop screen, click on Command prompt(admin) from the context menu
  • Enter the following in command prompt window netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=”Win8-Adhoc” key=”passwd” (Note: you can set any name for your ad hoc network. The ad-hoc network is created with WPA2-PSK encryption)
  • netsh wlan start hostednetwork.

Once the ad hoc network (Win8-adhoc) is created, check the IP address. If the system does not assign IP address automatically, you have to manually enter the required networking information  such as IP address and Netmask.

  • Select and right-click  your Wi-Fi connection
  • Select Properties from the context menu
  • In  Wi-Fi properties window, Click on “Networking” tab
  • Click on “Internet Protocol version 4(TCP/IPv4)
  • Click on radio button “Use the following IP address”
  • Enter IP address and Netmask in the respective fields
  • Click OK

 

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