Mobile Tips: How to Turn a PC into a Wireless Router

by Eric Geier

Whether you're traveling and want to share Wi-Fi access or just need to extend your wireless reach at home, a your computer can double as a virtual router. We'll show you how.

Working at Home

A wireless router gives you a lot of flexibility in where you work -- both within your office and even on the road in the form of a mobile wireless router. You don’t have to shell out more money to buy a dedicated wireless router to get mobile Internet access on the road or extend your wireless reach at the office -- you can turn your desktop or laptop into a virtual wireless router.

Our sister site, PracticallyNetworked.com walks you through the steps for Windows 7 and other Windows operating systems.

Wi-Fi lets us share the Internet and files among multiple computers. In your home or small office this is all made possible by your wireless router. However, you can also create a virtual wireless router on your computer, taking it anywhere you go, great for mobile or temporary uses.

Read the complete article: Create a Virtual Wireless Router With Windows

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This article was originally published on Tuesday Feb 15th 2011
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