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Connect your Tablet to the internet using a Wi-Fi hotspot on your computer or Laptop.

Maybe you are in a hotel room that only offers a RJ45 wired Ethernet  connection to the internet.  But your Tablet PC does not have a RJ45 Ethernet connection, just Wi-Fi.

But you have your laptop with you that does have the RJ45 port.  So you connect to the internet with your laptop.  But your tablet PC is still not connected.

There are a few ways to turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot so other devices can share the laptop's internet connection.  However, Android tablets will not connect to most of these options. 
  • Windows 7 has an option to create an independent basic service set (IBSS) network, also referred to as a peer-to-peer or station-to-station network.  An IBSS network allows computers to communicate directly with each other, using wireless connections, and without the use of a router.   Android tablets using Android versions up to 3.2.1 cannot connect to an IBSS network, so currently this option cannot be used.
    • Android 4.0 will include functionality to handle Wi-Fi Direct peer-to-peer connections.  If you cannot wait until you tablet is upgraded to Android 4.0, then check out one of these other options.
  • There is a product out called Connectify, but it also just creates an IBSS network, and create the same connection issue.
  • Virtual AP seems like a good solution, however, it is dependent on how your laptop it connecting to the internet.  If you are using a wired LAN, or 802.11 Wi-Fi connection, it should work.  However, it is hit or miss on 3G/4G connections.

Virtual Access Point (Virtual AP) - Share your Internet through Wireless. Virtual AP is an easy-to-use software that turns any LAN-connected PC into a Wi-Fi wireless access point. So anyone nearby can surf the Internet through your sharing. This is an ideal solution for setting up a temporary AP in a hotel room, meeting room, at home or the like.

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« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 04:47:16 PM by Tablet PC Pro »
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