Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Wireless HotSpot using your laptop (Windows 7 and Windows 8)

I get to travel around and I have stayed in a number of hotels. One of the most important things for me is Internet access during my stay. I have been to hotels (major hotel chains) where the WiFi signal is so weak in the room that sometimes you need stand by the open door in order to send an email. That is not very convenient, so I needed a quick solution in such cases. By creating a hotspot using your laptop's Wireless adapter, you can have a very strong signal anywhere in the room to access the Internet from any other devices you may have with you (e.g. mobile phone).

I am assuming that your laptop has both an Ethernet port and a Wireless adapter. Before you start check Windows Updates to make sure you have all the latest security updates and the latest drivers for your Ethernet card and the Wireless adapter (consider rebooting if needed).