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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 113064 4-Jan-2013 09:15 Send private message

We have just brought a Vigo Tablet with andriod 4 and I am desperately trying to connect it to the internet via my PC.

I have an adhoc network set up on my PC (windows 7) that I use to connect my laptop wirelessly, I can see this on the tablet but can not connect to it. It shows no error when I push connect it just does not do anything. The network in the list of connections has a (*) next to it, not sure what that means.

I read somewhere that andriod does not allow adhoc connections but was not sure if this applies to andriod 4.0. Is there any way to fix this with out getting too technical or another way of doing it? we do not have a wireless modem I am just using the wireless capability of my PC. By the way in case it is not apparent I am not networking expert Embarassed

Many thanks

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  Reply # 740046 4-Jan-2013 09:25 Send private message

Have you tried using Connectify (paid) or mypublicwifi (free)?





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  Reply # 740160 4-Jan-2013 14:17 Send private message

Agreed connectify works a charm making windows 7 into a wifi hotspot (AP)
not sure if have to pay for it depends if want pro features
I connected my tablet 4.0 ics to win 7 using the free version but I no longer use it
it wont allow to change IP range it uses so can match it to other home access poiints
but they are always in probing it with updates.

not sure if this will help but talks about android adhoc to win7'




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  Reply # 741616 8-Jan-2013 13:50 Send private message

Thanks for your replies I tried mypublicwifi in the end and it seems worked great although I am now experiencing problems with my internet connection and wondering if it is related.

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  Reply # 741678 8-Jan-2013 14:53 Send private message

try connectify instead is uses it own packet filter driver to connect
rather then using windows sharing and other services in windows xp/7

I think I had same problem as you say.. messes with DNS lookups
sometimes times out

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