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Saving money on internet. How can I use ICS to share internet with virtual wifi adapter and the LAN adapter?

convexus 28 18 February 6, 2016 at 06:42 PM
Hey guys, so I'm in desperate need of sharing my internet connection with my virtual wifi minport adapter and my LAN adapter. Right now, I can only use ICS with one adapter at a time. I'm thinking about making a virtual switch but I can't figure out how to do that. I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

In other words:

I'm trying to bridge my computer's internet connection to a virtual wifi miniport (so I can have wifi in my house) and also bridge the internet connection to my LAN adapter.

Please help!

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Hey guys, so I'm in desperate need of sharing my internet connection with my virtual wifi minport adapter and my LAN adapter. Right now, I can only use ICS with one adapter at a time. I'm thinking about making a virtual switch but I can't figure out how to do that. I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

In other words:

I'm trying to bridge my computer's internet connection to a virtual wifi miniport (so I can have wifi in my house) and also bridge the internet connection to my LAN adapter.

Please help!
Sorry, but your post doesn't make that much sense. It sounds like your trying to some things in software that just aren't worth doing.

Please describe:
1. How you connect to the internet, isp, connection type, how it's hooked up to your computer
2. Devices on your network
3. Your networking equipment: modem, router, switch, etc.

I'm clueless as to how you think what you're describing could save you money,
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try this shit.
LAN properties enable sharing.
WIFI adapter change to Ad-Hoc mode (create a new connection, choose set up ad hoc). manually enter an ip 192.168.2.1 or any ip you want, no gateway.
other wifi client connect to that Ad-Hoc, enter ip 192.168.2.2 ~254, gateway 192.168.2.1

don't bridge
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Sorry, but your post doesn't make that much sense. It sounds like your trying to some things in software that just aren't worth doing.

Please describe:
1. How you connect to the internet, isp, connection type, how it's hooked up to your computer
2. Devices on your network
3. Your networking equipment: modem, router, switch, etc.

I'm clueless as to how you think what you're describing could save you money,
It saves money because I tap off of a public wifi service so I don't need to pay extra for internet.

1. Connected via wifi adapter.
2. Devices: My computer (connected to internet). Other computers (via netsh wifi hotspot). And my PS4 (ethernet bridge from my PC because it won't connect via wifi.)
3. Networking equipment: Just my computer, the wifi adapter and an ethernet cable.

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try this shit.
LAN properties enable sharing.
WIFI adapter change to Ad-Hoc mode (create a new connection, choose set up ad hoc). manually enter an ip 192.168.2.1 or any ip you want, no gateway.
other wifi client connect to that Ad-Hoc, enter ip 192.168.2.2 ~254, gateway 192.168.2.1

don't bridge
Problem is, I don't get my internet connection via LAN. I get my connection via wifi. So should I just Wifi > properties > enable sharing and then do the rest of what you said?
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It saves money because I tap off of a public wifi service so I don't need to pay extra for internet.

1. Connected via wifi adapter.
2. Devices: My computer (connected to internet). Other computers (via netsh wifi hotspot). And my PS4 (ethernet bridge from my PC because it won't connect via wifi.)
3. Networking equipment: Just my computer, the wifi adapter and an ethernet cable.


Problem is, I don't get my internet connection via LAN. I get my connection via wifi. So should I just Wifi > properties > enable sharing and then do the rest of what you said?
Why not just use a router to connect to the wifi and rebroadcast it out along with give you lan ports. I use TL-WR710N when I travel to do just this.
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Either use a router as a repeater (there may be challenges with captive portals but some routers can handle that) or connect an access point / router to the lan port on your computer and bridge the connection.
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Why not just use a router to connect to the wifi and rebroadcast it out along with give you lan ports. I use TL-WR710N when I travel to do just this.
This is the way to go so you isolate your internal network via NAT.
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how does he rebroadcast McDonalds or Starbucks
are they timed/login?
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This is the way to go so you isolate your internal network via NAT.
I agree. Simple yet elegant. Gives OP a secure personal network. Oh! I just got a tingle down my leg EEK!
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get one of those urlhasbeenblocked travel routers. I've never tried what you are but it's designed to share wifi signals amongst various devices from a single source like a hotel wifi.
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how does he rebroadcast McDonalds or Starbucks
are they timed/login?
I'm not using McD's or Starbucks wifi.
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Either use a router as a repeater, there may be challenges with captive portals but some routers can handle that or connect an access point / router to the lan port on your computer and bridge the connection.
I'm gonna try this, thanks!
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