HOW TO SHARE A NET CONNECTION
Sharing a net connection between two laptops
The wireless way
you're using a laptop, you may at some point feel the need to create a
quick network connection between two computers or laptops to share some
files. Or maybe you may just want to share an internet connection. For
this very eventuality, Windows 7 and Vista come with a build-in feature
to create a quick ad hoc wireless network connection. What this means
for you is that you can connect directly with another computer or laptop
without the need of a router.
1. Open the Windows Control Panel, and then click "Network and Internet".
2. The Network and Internet window will appear. Now click on "Network and Sharing Center".
3. The Network and Sharing Center window will appear. Click "Set up a New Connection or Network".
The "Set Up a Connection or Network" dialog box will appear. From the
list, select "Set Up A Wireless Ad Hoc (Computer-To-Computer) Network"
option and click "Next".
5. Click "Next" a gain and it will ask
you to type a Network name and select the Security settings as shown in
the screenshot alongside.
6. Make sure you select a good password.
If you don't know which security type to select, click on "Help Me
Choose" link next to it. The default security type is WPA2-Personal. The
security key is case-sensitive and 8-63 alphanumeric characters. You
can optionally select the check boxes to hide characters for your
security key and save this network for future use.
7. After you're
done, click "Next", your ad hoc network will become ready for use! A
confirmation page shows your ad hoc network settings.
Now in the "Network And Sharing Center" you can choose what to share as you can see from the screenshot alongside.
order to Share an Internet Connection, click "View Status" next to the
connection that you want to share. Now click on the Properties button
which. You will find under Activity. Click on the Sharing tab and tick
the checkbox where it says “Allow Other Network Computers To Connect
Through This Computer's Internet Connection". Under Home Networking
Connection select "Wireless network Connection" and click "OK".
see your connection listed under Wireless Network Connection on the
other computer. Simply connect from there and you're done sharing the
The LAN way
already seen how to create a quick ad-hoc wireless connection between
two computers. However, not everybody has a wireless card installed in
their computers. So now we'll show you how to create a local area
network (LAN) connection between two computers.
1. First of all,
you need to go out and buy the straight patch Ethernet LAN cable (make
sure that "patch" or "crossover" is written on the cord) and connect
them to both computers.
2. Go to "Network and Sharing Center"
through the Control Panel, just the way we did while setting up the
3. Select "Network Connection" and
right-click Local Area Network connection and select "Properties" Now
select "Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)" and click "Properties".
Now once you're inside the TCP/ IP properties of your computer, click
"Use the following IP" and enter 192.168.0.1 as IP address and
255.255.255.0 as subnet mask. Leave the other details blank and click
5. Now go to TCP/IP properties of the second computer and
enter the same details except the IP address, which should be
192.168.0.2 and click "OK".
6. Voila! Now the networks are ready. You might need to restart both computers in some cases.
If you're looking to share the Internet Connection between two
computers, go to Local Area Network properties again and click on the
Sharing tab. Here you can select "enable internet connection sharing".
To share files and folders between the two computers, go to the
properties of that file/ folder and select Sharing tab. Click "Share" to
being sharing it on the network.
Sharing a net connection between a laptop and a phone
to send a lengthy email but don't want to type it on your phone? If you
have an Android phone and a laptop, you can use your phone's internet
connect on your laptop in a few simple steps.
You can share
your mobile internet connection with a PC via a USB cable or via
Bluetooth (USB tethering or Bluetooth tethering). You can turn your
mobile or tablet into a Wi-Fi hotspot and share your connection with up
to eight devices at once. Let's see how to tether using these different
you're running Windows 7 or any recent distribution of Linux, you can
tether your computer in a matter of minutes. However, if you have an
older version of Windows, you need to prepare your computer to establish
a network connection via USB.
1. Connect your mobile to your laptop/PC with the USB cable provided with the mobile and open Settings.
2. Select "Wireless and network".
3. Choose "Tethering and portable hotspot".
Check "USB tethering". Your phone is now sharing its internet
connection with your laptop. You'll see an ongoing notification on the
left of your notification bar.
5. To stop sharing, uncheck "USB tethering" or simply disconnect the USB cable.
Creating a portable Wi-Fi hotspot
you have multiple users who want to use the internet at the same time,
you can use your mobile as a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect to eight devices.
1. Go to Settings.
2. Touch Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot and check the "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot".
3. You’ll see a non going notification on the left of the notification bar. To disconnect, uncheck "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot".
To configure your Wi-Fi settings open Settings.
1. Touch Wireless & networks. > Tethering & portable hotspot. You can configure the Wi-Fi Settings only if the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot is checked.
2. Touch "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings".
3. Touch "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot".
the Configure Wi-Fi hotspot dialog box opens, you can change the
network name (SSID) that other computers see when scanning for Wi-Fi
networks. Secure the network with Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)
security with a pre-shared key (PSK) and enter your desired password.
Touch "Save" to save and exit.
If your computer has Bluetooth, you can configure your tablet to share its network connection with your computer.
1. To do this, you first need to pair your tablet with your computer.
After this is done, you need to configure your computer to share its
network connection via Bluetooth. You can do this by making your
computer discoverable via Bluetooth and allowing incoming PAN
connections. This process depends on the Bluetooth software you use;
refer to its documentation for more details.
3. Now, open
Settings, touch Wireless & networks> Tethering & portable
hotspot and check "Bluetooth tethering". You're now sharing your
tablet's connection with your computer. To stop sharing, uncheck
Although you can tether via Bluetooth, you should prefer tethering via Wi-Fi because it offers higher data transfer rate.