Windows 7 as "private" Wifi hotspot -- for development/testing purpose.
Hi, I am developing a web site and now it is time for me to also make it compatible for smartphones/iPad/iPhones. So I need these types of devices to connect to my development machine. My current network configuration is the following: 1. My development computer is connected to the Internet via Ethernet cable (I am running Windows 7 Ultimate). 2. I have a Wifi network at home (but for the moment, my development machine is not connected to the Wifi -- intentionally) 3. I have a Wifi spare device What I would like to achieve is to keep my Internet connection through the Ethernet cable but open my development machine to a "private Wifi" so that I can connect my iPad for development/testing purpose. Of course, this "private Wifi" should remain "private" and not be used by my other computers to connect to the Internet through my development machine. In addition and this is maybe the trickiest part... My IP address is given by my router (e.g. 192.168.1.3). When I am running my Web Server, the latter is of course using this very same IP address (with a given port number). If now I am using the "private Wifi", I will need my iPad to also connect to 192.168.1.3:<port>. I hope my question was clear... Many thanks for your answers.
November 19th, 2012 11:11pm
Hi, You can try to create an ad hoc network to check the result, you can refer to the following steps: 1. Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type network, and then click Network and Sharing Center. 2. Click Set up a new connection or network. 3. Click Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network, click Next, and then follow the steps in the wizard. More detail information: Set up a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network In addition, I would like to share the following articles about Internet Connection Sharing: Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) Set up a shared Internet connection using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) Change Internet settings for ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) Regards, Vincent Wang TechNet Community Support
November 22nd, 2012 6:36am