How to make or create ap wifi in vista?

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I want to create my own access point in my windows vista operating system using a wifi connection. Is it possible? I am just a newbie in this wireless connection and want to venture and research more in this. Deeper knowledge is my goal. I hope you will help me out of this.

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How to make or create ap wifi in vista?


Hello Silvia,

It is possible to create your own AP. Direct internet sharing (The internet source should be on wired LAN)


a. Internet Connection via Lan

b. Wireless card (Built in or external)


1. Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center and click on “Set up a connection or network.”

2. Select “Set up a wireless AD-HOC network.”

3. Enter a name for your new network, If you want make it password protected, select WEP privacy, and set a password. Then click “Save this network."

4. Click Next and select “Turn on Internet connection sharing.”

5. Start -> Control Panel -> Network Sharing Center, and then click on “Manage network connections.” Right-click your wireless device and select “Properties.”

6. Click on the “Sharing” tab and select “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection” and click OK.

7. Connect to the Internet wirelessly using the usual method on your laptop. Then once you’re connected, go to Start -> Connect To and click your new network name under Wireless Network Connection. If all goes well, Vista will report “The (your WiFi) is ready to use” and inform you that the network is broadcasting and will stay active until everyone disconnects from it.

The other one, is when you are using two wireless connection, 1 for the source and 1 for the broadcast, and it is more complicated to do. Here’s some hint.

1. Disable internet connection sharing
2. Bridge your Ethernet and wireless cards together
3. Create an ad-hoc network on the wireless card
4. Connect to the wireless ad-hoc network
5. Test connection


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